Book recommendation?

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  1. Ghosted-Barra

    Ghosted-Barra Orange Belt

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    I am looking for another book to add to my library, and am open to some suggestions. I have Path to the Black Belt, Camarillo's book, Bravos JJ Unleashed and RG book. I am looking for something mostly for a gi player. Thanks a ton.
     
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    yodaman Brown Belt

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    Marcello's new book, The X Guard, is mostly gi based. It covers butterfly and X guard mostly.

    If you want basic stuff, there's Royce's two books, but believe me when I say it's BASIC. Gracie self-defense is mixed liberaly with stuff like sweeps and omoplatas.
     
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    tucker713 Blue Belt

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    The X-guard is amazing. But I play a lot of X-guard and butterfly guard as well...
     
  4. Ghosted-Barra

    Ghosted-Barra Orange Belt

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    Anyone have any experience with the Renzo / Royler book?
     
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    Ghosted-Barra Orange Belt

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    I would be interested in that book, but our school is not stressing butterfly or Xguard too much, at least not right now. It is one I plan on putting into my library one day though.
     
  6. Azy

    Azy Yellow Belt

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    There is not much (if any ) Gi work in the following but they are both very good.

    Randy Couture Wrestling for MMA (I think it is called) and Ken Shamrock's Inside the Lion's Den. Both very good. Lots of fun clinch work in Randy's and of course heaps of leg and choke holds from Mr Shamrock
     
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    kyokushinjitsu Orange Belt

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    I only have the Renzo/Royler book. I find it clear and easy to follow, plus, I like the colour coded pages that guides you through what is expected through every belt level.

    I recommend this book to everyone that asks my opinion.
     
  8. SFinclined

    SFinclined Purple Belt

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    Passing the Guard, The Guard, and The Strategic Guard by Ed Beneville and Joe Moriera. It's like a bible trilogy.
     
  9. ILGrappler

    ILGrappler Purple Belt

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    Not a technique book, but Darkslide recommended The Book of Five Rings which I just got and so far, so good.
     
  10. theglendon

    theglendon Purple Belt

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    The Essential Guard by Kid Peligro and Rodrigo Medeiros gets consistently high marks from people as well.
     
  11. Zankou

    Zankou Bringing peace and love Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Strategic guard
    Essential guard

    One of those two.
     
  12. Agent Zero

    Agent Zero Brown Belt

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    Not gi oriented, but the only grappling book I have ever read, and I highly recommend it.

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  13. tigerlosangeles

    tigerlosangeles Orange Belt

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    I just picked up "Mastering Jujitsu" by Renzo and John Danaher last night. Haven't even got through the first chapter yet but it seems good. Heres the chapter titles:

    Chapter 1:Classical Jujitsu: Theory and History
    Chapter 2:Modern Jujitsu: New Concepts, New Directions
    Chapter 3:Underlying Theory and Strategy of Modern Jujitsu
    Chapter 4:Free-Movement Phase
    Chapter 5:Clinch Phase
    Chapter 6:Ground Fighting
    Chapter 7:Winning From the Bottom Position
    Chapter 8:Winning From the Top Position
    Chapter 9:Training and Competition
    Chapter 10:Jujitsu For Self-Defense

    Interesting to note the spelling "JuJitsu" instead of "JiuJitsu". Seems like they really give credit to the Japanese JJ/Judo/BJJ lineage.

    I also have Royler/Renzo's book which is great for noobs like me.
     

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