Aug 22, 2008

Royler Gracie - Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Submission Grappling Techniques (BJJ eBook)

Something to read while I'm away-

The first No-Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Book I've ever owned, Royler Gracie, the grappling legend, shows us some of his favorite submission wrestling moves that he has collected and perfected over the years. Rapidshare Download Link Below:

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=1FU1KR4M

If you like it, buy the book from Amazon-
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Submission Grappling Techniques (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu series)

I wouldn't say this book is a progression book like BJJ: Theory and Technique that Royler and Renzo put out, but more of a collection of moves to aid your base game in every position. Definitely not a beginner-friendly book, but worth reading.

The book is divided up into 4 main parts-

Grips
Drills
Standing Techniques
Ground Techniques

I will say this right now- the Standing Techniques section in this book is a collection of some of the most Jits-friendly Greco-Roman wrestling I've seen published, with the possible exception of Randy Couture's. I know some guys who have trained in greco will read this and scoff, but if a jiu jitsu practitioner learns even just those moves, it will take their game to a whole new level.

After all, BJJ is not about guard pulling, it's about positional dominance. For that to work properly, you want to master the top game, and to master the top game, you have to master takedowns. One of the reasons you see former wrestlers do so well in jiu jitsu after only a little bit of training is that their top game is extraordinary.

Now, for the meat of the book- the Ground Techniques section is also nothing short of excellent: everything from escapes, transitions, guard passes, and submissions. The only thing I would have liked to see more of was combinations and triangle variations.

The ground techniques I learned and use most from this book: (It's a long list from the 103 techniques shown in the book)

Upa Escape (+Variants)
Butterfly Guard Pass
Open Guard Heel Hook
Back Escapes
Across-side Arm lock
Armbar Counter Triangle Recounter
Mount to RNC Transition
Armdrag Side Armbar
Closed Guard Inverted Armbar

A lot of good stuff in there.

So download it and read it!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi there
very good book indeed
thanks
I am looking for the dvd mastering the rubber guard
anybody?

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately the book has been deleted from the server. Too bad !

Punch Kick Choke said...

I fixed the link