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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Master Techniques: The Essential Guard (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Master Techniques series) [Paperback]

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Item description for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Master Techniques: The Essential Guard (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Master Techniques series) by Kid Peligro & Rodrigo Medeiros...

The nuances of the guard, the most important position in jiu-jitsu, are covered in this instructional guide that teaches practitioners how to put up an impenetrable defense to any opponent. Showing how a myriad of techniques originate in the guard, including sweeps, reversals, and submissions, these drills demonstrate how small changes in hip position and weight distribution can make the difference between success and failure in submission combat. Extraordinarily detailed with tips from leading black belts and down-to-earth advice on what to think about during a match, this guide is instructive reading for even advanced belts seeking to refine their game.

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Pages   231
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 8.5" Height: 10.5"
Weight:   1.85 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 28, 2005
Publisher   Invisible Cities Press Llc
ISBN  1931229414  
ISBN13  9781931229418  

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More About Kid Peligro & Rodrigo Medeiros

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Rodrigo Gracie is the grandson of Brazilian jiu-jitsu founder Carlos Gracie, has a string of victories at ultimate fighting event Pride, and runs his own fighting academy. He is the author of "No Holds Barred Fighting," He lives in New York City. Kid Peligro is the author of "The Gracie Way "and coauthor of "Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Techniques," "Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense Techniques," "Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Submission Grappling Techniques," and "Superfit," He contributes regular columns to "Bodyguard" and "Gracie Magazine," A black belt in jiu-jitsu, he travels the world as an ambassador for the sport. He lives in San Diego, California.

Kid Peligro currently resides in San Francisco, in the state of California.

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Reviews - What do customers think about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Master Techniques: The Essential Guard (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Master Techniques series)?

A good read as well as move list  Aug 23, 2008
This was a good book. A lot of the other books from this series are really mainly just move indexes with some reading to. This book has a lot more reading about what you should be doing well you are in guard. I think as a beginner this book helped me a lot. I think there was a few times I would not have passed guard and gone on to tap someone if it were not for reading this book
the title says it all  Jun 4, 2008
this is the essential book for the beginner or intermediate BJJ player. it is likely the best BJJ book out there because it pays quality attention to the nuances of the GUARD and you will not get that at every jiujitsu school. without fundamental knowledge of the proper body positioning required to execute guard techniques, youre going nowhere.
futhermore, no matter how good you are as a 'top' position player, without a SOLID guard, youre wasting your time.

rodrigo medeiros is an excellent teacher.... one of the best. this is evidenced by the fact that he shows you the 'finer' points in very clear detail. one begins to wish that the book were much larger in scope and that it covered ALL the techniques from the guard, but no book can really do that. however, if you are having trouble executing or setting up the standard techniques, this book is sure to help. you get a $200 lesson for about 25 bucks.

get to rollin'

Essential Reading  Mar 5, 2008
I've been training BJJ for about a year now, and I'm on the small side (130 lbs) so I find myself on my back a lot, and I quickly learned the importance of an effective guard. For me this book has probably done more to improve my training than anything else (except actual sparring). I usually fight guys much bigger than me (between 180-220 lb) and until I learned how to use the guard effectively I was basically a grappling dummy for my opponents. But now I'm constantly surprising my training partners and myself with how effective and varied these techniques from guard are, and I credit this book with much of my improvement. The guard is great because you can attack with all four limbs while your opponent can only use their arms.
Kid Peligro is an excellent teacher and offers many of the subtle details that make the difference between submitting and being submitted. For example, the section on breaking the posture and the 4 pages on the basic cross collar choked improved my game more than anything. Everyone knows this choke, but the minor details make it really dangerous, especially when you don't have a lot of muscle to force the choke. Before, most guys I sparred with weren't too worried about my choke, I was convinced I wasn't strong enough, but since reading this book I've put several guys to sleep because they wouldn't even considering tapping and now they try hard not to even let me get a grip on their collar. This opens up many more opportunities to attack with sweeps, arm bars, and omoplatas. What makes this book so good is the authors' understanding of students and the basic mistakes they make, as well as the very clear explanations and photos. The moves are integrated into a complete system that will put you years ahead than if you tried to figure this out on your own. That being said, there is plenty here for higher belts as well. I think the Essential Guard is essential reading for anyone taking BJJ seriously and interested in dramatically improving their Guard game. It should be know that there isn't a lot on the half- guard, it's mostly breaking the the posture, replacing the guard, opend and closed guard, butterfly, spider, and attack combinations. If you want a good half-guard game, I recommend Eddie Bravo's Mastering the Rubber Guard. These two books compliment each other well.
thank you  Dec 19, 2007
Thank you for writing this book. This book gives details about the guard that would take thousands of dollars to learn in a jujitsu school. I hope the authors write a book about how to pass the guard that is as detailed.
Very satisfied  Sep 24, 2007
I found this book very useful and well laid out. I use this book whenever i get busy at work and can't attend bjj class as often as i would like. Very easy to understand with good pictures. My only negative comment is i wish the butterfly guard section was thicker.

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