Thursday, September 4, 2008

September's Book of the Month: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Theory and Technique


New month, new book! Think of your training as a college course. You not only want to feed your mind in class but also out of the class. With this in mind, each month we'll share with you a different book that will complement your training.

There are so many books out there on Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Some are better organized and more detailed than others.

We highly recommend this book. The information is presented in a concise and accurate fashion, and is color-coded by belt rank. It's well-arranged and contains photos with detailed text to enhance the learning process.

In addition, there are some good sections on theory that clarify, among other things, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu's built-in strategy for achieving increasingly advantageous positions to the detriment of the opponent.

Don't let the word "basic" scare you away. Remember, as a house is only as strong as its foundation, so is your jiu-jitsu. Keep your jiu-jitsu simple and practice the basics repeatedly. You'll be more successful and have a lot more fun...and be a lot less confused on the mat!

Borders sells this book for about $20, but I've found used versions online at Amazon for as low as $17. In fact, click here to go directly to Amazon's site.

See you on the mat -- tonight!

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