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Saulo Ribeiro Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Revolution Series One. Six Volume DVD Instructional Series for Grappling and Mixed Martial Arts
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Manufacturer: World Martial Arts LLC
Starring: Saulo Ribeiro
Directed By: Paul F. Viele
Average Customer Rating: Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5

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Binding: DVD
EAN: 0829391000037
Format: NTSC
Label: World Martial Arts LLC
Manufacturer: World Martial Arts LLC
Number Of Items: 6
Publisher: World Martial Arts LLC
Region Code: 1
Release Date: 2007-09-14
Running Time: 348
Studio: World Martial Arts LLC

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Editorial Reviews:

The greatest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter of all time, Saulo Ribeiro breaks all the rules with the most innovative grappling series ever produced, Jiu-Jitsu Revolution! This 6 volume DVD series has quickly one of the highest rated Jiu-Jitsu DVD series ever because of its unique approach to teaching all techniques including basics and even advanced techniques to anyone that wants to learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. What makes this DVD set so special is Saulos unique approach to weight distribution, body momentum and fight strategy! Even the simplest of grappling positions will take on new meaning as Saulo teaches how to maximize your technique, making each transition and move in your grappling game much more powerful than you ever thought possible! This is the must have instructional DVD set of the decade! This series retails for $150 so you can get a great price on Amazon! Volumes include, The Mount, The Cross Body Position, The Back Position, The Guard, The Half Guard and Passing the Guard.


Spotlight customer reviews:

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Summary: well worth the money particularly if you can find a cheaper source
Comment: it is well worth the money as it provides a different point of view n way to tackle some of jujitsu problems. saulo repeatedly emphasized the importance of energy conservation, leverage and avoid using power against power on the moves are something that all beginners n intermediate practisioners need to take at heart. his teaching is solid, very detailed and easy to understand. also the techqiues he taught are also the ones he used successful on the tournament i.e the spectacular judo throw !!!!!

Customer Rating: Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5
Summary: Some great insights although requires some background training to appreciate
Comment: This six set DVD covers the major aspects of BJJ: Mount, Cross Body (ie side control), Back, Guard, Half Guard, Passing Guard. The only other piece needed for a complete sport game is takedowns, which are covered in Series Two. All instruction is with gi, with Saulo demonstrating on Chris (one of his brown belts) for around 15 techniques per video.

The techniques lean towards offense, so for example Half Guard spends more time passing and submitting than defending or sweeping. Saulo does a great job of emphasizing a consistent theme in each DVD. For example in the Cross Body DVD the first few sequences demonstrate the importance of controlling the opponents hips with your weight, as opposed to with arm positioning or grips, and he reiterates this point in every cross body technique. This theme of using your core positioning rather than limbs to maintain control comes across as one of the key tenets of Saulo's approach. Another key point is that jiu-jitsu is not as simple as learning a set of magic techniques that always work, and Saulo teaches you to recognize the moment ("momentum" is his word) in which a technique will be most effective.

Overall this series is very good. As a white belt who has trained for six months, I found the half-guard DVD particularly enlightening, both the specific passes and the general philosophy for defending and sweeping. The only complaint is that the series emphasizes advanced techniques at the expense of basics. This is most pronounced on the Guard DVD, where the basic submissions (armbar, lapel choke, kimura, triangle) aren't touched, while multiple butterfly sweeps are. Bill Lewis's online review says this is probably due to marketing concerns of avoiding material well-trodden by other series. Still, I found Saulo's series most valuable when it laid out correct body placement on basic moves and positions as opposed to exotic submissions, and having this for the full range of "BJJ 101" would have been nice.

Another minor complaint - both Saulo and Chris are wearing shiny white gis and sometimes it's hard to tell exactly where an arm or leg is positioned. Kind of an obvious oversight in what otherwise is a very well produced set.

Overall though anyone up to a blue should find this set greatly clarifies some basic points and erases many of the misconceptions you've picked up early in training. I'm guessing advanced belts will benefit from the more advanced techniques, but I'll leave that to another reviewer to confirm.


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