Gene Simco Jiu Jitsu DVD's?

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Air Biscuit, Nov 12, 2005.

  1. Air Biscuit

    Air Biscuit Banned Banned

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    I'm thinking about getting this DVD/book for my brother for X-Mas. It's on sale at Chapters bookstore for only $22.24. But I've never heard of Gene Simco.

    It's called "No Rules Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: Includes DVD". Has anybody ever gotton this & is it any good?

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  2. rfrankb4

    rfrankb4 Blue Belt

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    Lots of people here do not like Gene Simco. However his bjj basics DVDs are good for an intro to BJJ
     
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    infamous mattyd Brown Belt

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    please don't give your money to gene simco...he is terrible for the sport
     
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    Man I Heard the same thing, this Gene Simco Guy is a money maker that it no pride in the martial art
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    Judoka For LIFE!!
     
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    thanks man
     
  7. Ybot

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    People don't like him, and if your read the previous threads you can get the story. As far as his product goes... His was the first BJJ book I ever got, and quite frankly I thought it was a top notch product. I've only thumbed through the book that you show, but it didn't look bad to me. Anyway, read what people say and then decide.
     
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    Ybot, I had the exact same experience. The first (and still the only) BJJ I bought was an old Gene Simco book at a garage sale. I thought it was very good, albiet very basic. I've gotten some real good stuff out of it (I still use the airplane sweep as explained in that book all the time, with good results).

    Air Biscuit, if your brother is a hardcore BJJ purist he may not like it, because for some reason Simco has gotten a bad rep in the BJJ community. However, I love my tattered old Simco book, and think it's a solid instructional.
     

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