Item description for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu No Holds Barred! Fighting Techniques (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu series) by Rodrigo Gracie & Kid Peligro...
This guide for jiu-jitsu practitioners offers 100 lethal positions of striking and grappling combination moves that will give fighters the edge they need to excel in the sport of no-holds-barred fighting. Rodrigo Gracie, winner of the 2002 Pride Fighting Championship, reveals techniques not only for high-level competitors looking to be unstoppable in the ring, but also for amateur fighters looking for new moves.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 8.75" Height: 10" Weight: 2.25 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2005
Publisher Invisible Cities Press Llc
ISBN 1931229406 ISBN13 9781931229401
Availability 0 units.
More About Rodrigo Gracie & Kid Peligro
Rodrigo Gracie is the grandson of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu founder Carlos Gracie and runs his own academy in New York. Kid Peligro is a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and the winner of two World Masters titles. He is a columnist for "Grappling and Gracie and the coauthor of "Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense Techniques, "Submission Grappling Techniques, and "Superfit. He lives in San Diego, California.
Reviews - What do customers think about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu No Holds Barred! Fighting Techniques (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu series)?
I should know! Jan 9, 2007
I am experienced in BJJ and have taken Muay-Thai for years. That being said this book is awesome. The striking sections absolutly suck but gues what...this is not a striking book. He does good for someone who knows nothing about stand-up. As far as BJJ. It is great. Espesially for someone who is trying to learn MMA. All the tachniques are no-gi so it aplies to MMA. If you want to learn some cross-collar chokes or scarf-holds then look them up online...or use your imagination. This book shows you almost every relivant technique that you need for MMA or street fighting. Why else learn this stuff. IF you buy this book you will be very happy. I return to it all the time to refresh on stuff for training. Great job Rodrigo.
Great book, no pajama wrestling! Jul 6, 2006
First of all this book has nice crystal clear glossy photo's, to me that doubles the value right there! I have another book with black and white picture on regular paper and while the content is quite good it just doesn't beckon me to read it like this one. Second of all while the cover shows him wearing a Gi there is no freakin Gi's in the book thank goodness!! If you are sick and tired of every single move being explained...and reach and grab his Gi this is the book for you! No Bath Robe wrestling in here! Third of all this book is easily a $20 book and one of the sellers is selling it new for $9.50, snatch it up before they come to their senses! The other reviewer talked about it like he was going to give it 5 or 4 stars and then gave it 3 for some reason? Great prodution quality, no Gi, all the good moves you need to know, seems like 5 stars to me.
Another good Gracie book Apr 3, 2006
Pride Fighting veteran Rodrigo Gracie presents BJJ's approach to MMA fighting in this book. It starts, like most Kid Peligro books, with an introduction in which Rodrigo addresses mental and physical preparation, teaching and learning techniques, adjusting grappling for MMA, picking a strategy and a team. Though each section is brief, I believe their inclusion in this book is a smart move, especially to those who are new to the MMA game. Next, the majority of the book is on techniques. The author basically looks at MMA through the eyes of a jiujitsu specialist, and his choice of techniques and strategy reflects this. His stand-up techniques, for instance, focus primarily on getting into clinching position and taking the opponent down, though he does have some nice distance drills and defenses that lead right into takedowns. He then moves on to groundwork, and spends roughly half of that time addressing the guard. He has separate chapters on attacking from the closed guard, attacking from the open guard, and passing the guard. After guard work he talks about side control, the mount (including back mound), and the knee-on-stomach. Those last two sections were noticeably small compared to the others. The positives of this book were the clear, color pictures (as in most Gracie-Peligro works), the fact that Gracie didn't neglect the striking-as-a-compliment-to-grappling aspect of MMA, the order the moves were in (often a follow-up move was shown immediately after a primary move), and the very clear strategy that was followed throughout the book. I really can't find anything wrong with this book, though nothing particularly special jumped out at me. If you know BJJ, and can figure out that you can hit, most of the ground stuff would be common-sense. I'd recommend this book to fighters, primarily to BJJers getting into the MMA game (to make the transition easier) and to fighters who's primary base is striking (to both address the ground game, and to learn how to use their strikes on the ground as part of an overall strategy).