what bjj instructional vid do you recommend?

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  1. Wrestler18

    Wrestler18 Yellow Belt

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    I am looking to buy a bjj instructional video and was woundering what other people recommend. The ones i'm looking at are the Marcelo Garcia complete 6 dvd set, the Cesar Gracie set, and the Renzo Gracie/Craig Kukuk vid. I've only been doing bjj for a very short time, so need something with good basics in them. Anyone who has seen or own one of these vids, what would you recommend?

    thanks.
     
  2. monkey roll

    monkey roll Green Belt

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    i'm not a BJJ player but i've found that the Saulo Freestyle Revolution dvd's are great.
     
  3. Commissar

    Commissar Gold Belt

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    Cesar Gracie's set is excellent. Do that. If you can understand viciously broken English, get the Mario Sperry stuff too.
     
  4. VampireMonk

    VampireMonk Black Belt

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    proud owner of Mario SPerry vale tudo 1-12

    nd Caesar Gracies

    Mario's is better over all.
    even for gi BJJ. just because he presents to you an over all strategy, which even though is
    different from BJJ with half a brain you can modify it.
    Caesar's stuff seems chaotically put together compared to Mario's

    for a beginner though, I love Rorion's stuff.
     
  5. krellik

    krellik Gimli son of Cisco

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    Roy Harris BJJ 101. The best.

    Everything by Michael Jenn. Its all whery good.

    Mario Sperry for what you are interested in. Vale tudo is the shit. Heard good shit about sub wrestling and bjj series to...

    Stephan Kestings vids is great!

    All those are great buys.
     
  6. OldSkool

    OldSkool Banned Banned

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    Cesar Gracie's, I third it
     
  7. serima

    serima Green Belt

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    Saulo Ribeiros revolution, and if you are a biginner DONT even try to wacht Marcelo Garcias vids... They are anvanced stuff. You just get confused.
     
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    NeelyWCU Brown Belt

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    does it piss anyone else off that it seems now people are only selling their dvds in complete sets....i dont have $150, god dammit
     
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    Gsoares2*** Banned Banned

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    I just ordered Saulo Ribeiro's jiu jitsu revolution... .. Ill let you know how it is when it gets here.

    I ordered after reading only good things about it...
     
  10. Wolverine

    Wolverine Green Belt

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    Already watched Saulo Ribeiro's Revolution. Your going to love it!

    He just came out with a No-Gi Vid. I think it is called Freestyle or something.

    Wolverine
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    Gsoares2*** Banned Banned

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    Well imagine that - sherdog is out of stock.. and said they will be getting them in "soon" which is such an open ended statement i will probably cancell my order.

    One thing i noticed about set dvds is they are WAY over priced. Even when ordering a set of 6 dvd's your paying 25$ per dvd which is already a high price. When you buy a season of a hit show like sopranos or Band of brothers it is 80-100$ max.. I think we are getting worked so bad when it comes to instructional cost..... talk about over head.
     
  12. KillaKix

    KillaKix Brown Belt

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    fuck paying that much i just dl it with imesh and limewire...
     
  13. Smorra

    Smorra Blue Belt

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    Its not the overhead so much as its the low volume. If your selling a million copies of a Sopranos DVD, you can afford to not make much per DVD. A popular instructional probably sells only in the low thousands of copies, if that. The multi disc instructional sets are like getting multiple private lessons except that you can't ask questions, but the better ones anticipate common questions and answer them, so that isn't that big a problem.
     
  14. Shaolin Bushido

    Shaolin Bushido Yamato Damashii

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    No offense but this is why the rest of us have to pay so much.
     
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    Gsoares2*** Banned Banned

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    i could never find saulo's on imesh, or ares lite. only thing you can find on there is old crap.. Lik the Rorion instructionals.. and those things suck.
     
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    Gsoares2*** Banned Banned

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    makes perfect sense.. I knew this.,.. just wanted to vent, and bitch a little about dropping 150$ on 6 dvds..
     
  17. Shaolin Bushido

    Shaolin Bushido Yamato Damashii

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    Nobody said anything about the Renzo/Kukuk videos ... do they suck for a beginning jiu jitsu guy?
     
  18. phenomfan1529

    phenomfan1529 Brown Belt

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    rorion gracie's instructional are great for basics/beginer
     
  19. Bama Zulu

    Bama Zulu Blue Belt

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    Would it be more wise to purchase the Saulo Jiu Jitsu Revolution for the gi game or just get Freestyle Revolution and just transfer that to the gi game?
     
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    Gsoares2*** Banned Banned

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    depends on what you want.. I like training Gi more.. so i got the gi..
    If you want Nogi.. get Nogi..... It really is that simple.
     

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