Most Complete BJJ Book?

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  1. b0b

    b0b Banned Banned

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    I was looking at BJJ Theory and Technique from Royler and Renzo, and it is massive. Has a ton of great color pictures, a ton of techniques, and cool background and theory. Are there any books that come close to being this complete?
     
  2. Foolkiller

    Foolkiller You have meddled with the primal forces of nature!

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    I'd imagine the multi volume Encyclopedia of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by Rigan Machado covers a lot.
     
  3. Green Whale

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    Complete in terms of covering all positions? Or complete in covering a specified area. The Passing the Guard book by www.grapplearts.net is as complete a book I have ever seen on Passing. It has some escapes as well but it is packed with info. Rigan's Triangle book is pretty complete in terms of that move. If you want all the positions, take a look at Rigans encyclopedia, it's huge.

    www.greenwhaleproductions.com
     
  4. VTJas81

    VTJas81 Blue Belt

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    The fighters notebook is an enclyclopedia of moves. Its huge
     
  5. demonx

    demonx Blue Belt

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    Try and of the books by John B Will.

    http://www.bjj.com.au/shop.htm

    I have most of them. They are clear, easy to follow, have good technique from beginner to advanced, have helpful tips along the way. They are very good value.
     
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    scorcho Brown Belt

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    I really like Eddie Bravo's JJ Unleased, but it is not all that long. A lot of good stuff though.
     
  7. b0b

    b0b Banned Banned

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    I have it. Although it is interesting, and only cost about 15 bux, I can only see myself using about 10% of the moves in it. It is not a complete BJJ book. I would call it supplemental at best.
     
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    Os3y3ris Green Belt

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    Um, did you READ the book? Not a single viable kneeling guard pass. That book is horrendously INcomplete.

    I reccomend "For Experts Only". Covers NHB, BJJ and sub grappling. Covers basics and more advanced stuff.
     
  9. Bama Zulu

    Bama Zulu Blue Belt

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    As of right now I say Passing the Guard+The Guard.
     
  10. b0b

    b0b Banned Banned

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    I glanced over it for about 10 minutes. I think it does a good job over covering the basics, and not anything advanced.

    I haven't seen too many BJJ books, just looked on Amazon and the limted selection at BandN. This book seemed to be what I was after. Something that would supplement a noobie and give me tips for a lot of the moves I am practicing in class. I found about 20 techniques that we have covered, and it gave me some good tips.

    I am all for other recommendations though.
     
  11. thecas

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    In a sense it did. The one which you try to stand and hooking undr his leg pass. If u strictly want a kneeling pass..well.. is there any done while throughout you are kneeling?
     
  12. OldSkool

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    From the Cesar Gracie camp, "The Techniques of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu" by Montanha

    572 pages, the Guard pass chapter has 50 guard passes... http://bjjbook.com/Content.html

    Most Complete BJJ Book?............I think so........Nick Diaz wrties a review on it also, he has used it.


    The Contents are ;

    CHAPTER 1 , The Guard , page 9
    Attacks
    Escapes
    Sweeps

    CHAPTER 2 , the Half Guard , page 141
    Attacks
    Escapes
    Sweeps

    CHAPTER 3 , the Sprawl , page 229
    Attacks
    Escapes
    Sweeps

    CHAPTER 4 , the Open Guard , page 273
    Attacks
    Escapes
    Sweeps

    CHAPTER 5 , Pass the Guard , page 273
    Guard Pass
    Counters

    CHAPTER 6 , Side Control , page 339
    Attacks
    Escapes

    CHAPTER 7 , the Mount , page 407
    Attacks
    Escapes

    CHAPTER 8 , Get the Back , page 449
    Attacks
    Escapes

    CHAPTER 9 , Knee on Stomach , page 479
    Attacks
    Escapes

    CHAPTER 10 , the Side Mount , page 507
    Attacks
    Escapes

    CHAPTER 11 , North/South , page 525
    Attacks
    Escapes

    CHAPTER 12 , Foot Locks , page 541
    Escapes
    Demonstrations
    Attacks

    CHAPTER 13 , Throws , page 561
    Throws for a crowded mat

    The book offers up ;
    230+ Submissions
    115+ Escapes
    95+ Sweeps , and More in its 500+ Techniques

    Interesting note ; from every position in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu's ground moves there is a possible submission.
     
  13. Bama Zulu

    Bama Zulu Blue Belt

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    Theory and Technique is horrid. There is much better books out there for cheaper price too.
     

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