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Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Sayian, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. Sayian

    Sayian Blue Belt

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    Hey guys, i've been training long enough now that i understand alot of the mechanics and flow behind BJJ, rather than just movements.. so i thought it would be a good time to invest in a solid bjj fundamental instructional dvd..
    im looking for SOLID basics.. none of the ryan hall inverse-upside-down-reverse-cowgirl- triangle setups, but rather basic positioning, basic sweeps, basic setups, basic guard passing, basic controls. Something that would help my game alot, just the little things that would make HUGE improvements to mygame. I want to build a strong foundation before i go on to the heavier more complex stuff.

    so what DVD's do you guys suggest?

    thanks alot fellow F12'ers
     
  2. GSparky

    GSparky Green Belt

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    Anything by Saulo Ribeiro, Robson Moura, Demian Maia & Ryan Hall's Triangle DVD
     
  3. joe90210

    joe90210 Blue Belt

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    i'm currently watching saulo ribeiro's bjj revolution, it's incredible
     
  4. xxl85

    xxl85 White Belt

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    - David Camarillo's Position Impossible 3 DVD Set
    - Jeff Glover's Deep Half Guard 6 Volume DVD Set
    - Andre Galvao Jiu-Jitsu: Concepts, Details, Game Plan 5 DVD Set
     
  5. Calibur

    Calibur Jiu Jitsu Snob

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    Ironically it sounds like Ryan Halls later triangle set would be right up your alley.

    Of course you sound like a guy who is just about ready for Saulo's bjj rev vol 1 and 2. Also check out Carlos Machado's Infinite Jiu Jitsu for the little things that will magnify your game.

    Maia's science of jiu jitsu is popular, but it's low on my list. Something about them that just makes me feel flat. It's definitely good, and the guard retention theory is unbelievable, but I just don't love the DVD as much as other people do. *shrugs*
     
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    TheIronGiraffe Orange Belt

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    Ryan Hall's triangle dvd is the business! He is supposed to come out with some more around christmas!
     
  7. Daihlo

    Daihlo Orange Belt

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    Victor Estima just released a new series - BJJ Fundamentals.
    Looks at exactly what you are saying, all the solid, fundamental basic positions, submissions etc BUT Victor being Victor he adds a bunch of technical details in that transform these moves from 'work' to '100% work'.

    Downloads rather than DVDs, regular lessons, each one give solid instruction on different techniques etc. Ongoing series

    Theres a preview here
    VICTOR ESTIMA SERIES! - CageFilm.com - Martial Arts Instruction Online

    Full series available at CageFilm.com - Martial Arts Instruction Online

    First 2 lessons were released last week, more being filmed this week for release next week!
     
  8. Mat Nemesis**

    Mat Nemesis** Green Belt

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    is the stuff off these dvds helping you in class?

    seriously though, ryan hall new dvd, braulio estima guard if you can find it and the cagefilm stuff of his, the andreh dvd from what I have watched so far, trumpet dan got some good stuff on youtube.

    also, mike jen has some good stuff.
     
  9. Shemhazai

    Shemhazai Black Belt

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    Mike Jen's stuff is INCREDIBLE. Kind of low production values, but the instruction is right up there with Saulo and Maia, and his material is incredibly comprehensive, covering all situations and variations.
     
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    KaosX Banned Banned

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    I don't know if you can find them but there are some good things in Cyborg's 3 volume set.
     
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    i believe demian will release a bjj dvd soon that he himself will be satisfied. he kept saying "ehhh..." in his old DVDs.
     
  12. Bruce Calavera

    Bruce Calavera Purple Belt

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    ^^^Thread

    I agree they are great but EXTREMELY dry. It's hard to sit and watch them even though they're of great instruction.
     
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    roy dean's.
     
  14. Easto

    Easto Green Belt

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    Saulo, Maia, Moura, Cyborg, Tinguinha

    I like these 5 guys vids the best. Obviously Cobrihna has a great DVD, but it is way too acrobatic for me. I don't quite move fluid enough to pull off most of the moves on that DVD.

    However, I don't think I would purchase a DVD any more.

    I would check out Marcello and Drac's online training sites.
     
  15. Pankratios

    Pankratios Purple Belt

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    Yep, Roy Dean's DVD are very good for learning the basics.
    Also both Robson's DVD pack and Maia's Science of BJJ are amazing.
    Still my favorite instructionals are "The Master Series" of Mario Sperry and Murilo Bustamante... Sperry analyzes every position and shows stuff that actually works.



    Passing the spider guard
     
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  16. Joshu

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    For what you're looking for, I'd add the Cesar Gracie basic bjj dvd, and any of the Stephan Kesting stuff (especially a fan of the butterfly guard dvd).
     
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    rjthakid White Belt

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    Marcelo's site (mginaction, free to his students) is great.
     
  18. akdms

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    - Saulo Ribeiro
    - Ryan Hall's Triangle series (although specialized, it's very good and he discusses some other general concepts that go beyond triangles -- at the very least try and watch his first DVD in the series which is all about proper setup and finish from basic closed guard)
    - Braulio Estima
    - Demian Maia
    - Anything by SBGi (I'm working through the 2009 seminar on mount/closed guard/counter submissions, and have also watched their Cross Side Top DVDs)
    - Anything by Mike Fowler
     
  19. Sayian

    Sayian Blue Belt

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    dam there are so many different choices..

    these are my 4 contendors from what i've seen and read
    Roy dean
    Victor estima
    saulo ribero's Bjj revoultion
    demian maia

    one of those, yeah?
     
  20. 879lexus

    879lexus Blue Belt

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    I find when I watch too much videos of techniques, I get confused. I personally pick up and remember things by reading it. I have Renzo and Saulo book. I always keep it in my bag and when I'm on the subway, I read the important 'tips' and 'details'.

    I see so many different variations of techniques on youtube, and on DVD's and when it's time to roll, i get soo confused.......
     

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