What is the best Gi and No Gi Instructional?

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Anarkis, Sep 4, 2005.

  1. Anarkis

    Anarkis Guest

    I am looking for two. I have the Renzo Gracie/Craig Kuikuk one but it skips the fundamentals. I want the ultimate A-Z instructionals. Looking for one with Gi and one for out.
     
  2. My favorite instructional is the Marcelo Garcia no gi instructional. Not sure if its the best though
     
  3. Foolkiller

    Foolkiller You have meddled with the primal forces of nature!

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    Best gi: Mario Sperry The Master Series
    Best advanced gi: Jiu Jitsu Revolution Saulo Ribeiro
    Best no gi: Mario Sperry Vale Tudo
    Best advanced no gi: Marcello Garcia winning techniques of submission grappling
     
  4. how about best vale tudo instructional. And now that i think about it, the marcello garcia sub wrestling tapes are pretty advanced.
     
  5. scubavanja

    scubavanja Purple Belt

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    From what I hear, you will not go wrong with anything by Mario Sperry. He is the best in all the categories and he has a vale tudo DVD as well.
     
  6. John O'Brien

    John O'Brien They call me Barnacle Bill.

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    I swear by the Marcelo Garcia no-gi dvd's
     
  7. S.D.Force

    S.D.Force Blue Belt

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    I have probably hundreds of instructional DVD sets.

    A couple that are wildly overrated are the Sperry and Garcia sets. Of course these guys are very well known and if anybody has limited money they will buy the set from the best known guys. And of course you don't have much to compare them to.

    For NO Gi,...Chris Brennan has a great set out, Mark Hatmaker make great no gi stuff as well. If you were to watch these two instructors for example you would see what i mean. They instruct quickly and to the point. And you get a lot of moves to go over in their tapes. And they highlight a lot of fine detail in a quick concise way during instruction.

    The tapes with Sperry and Especially Garcia have been likened to "watching paint dry".....quite a bit of the tape is taken up with the instructors talking very slowly (and being translated in the Garcia case), followed by very slow instruction, of a relatively few moves. There is really not good flow to them and there isn't a lot of moves demonstrated. There are a few good things on each instructional series that i do use. But if you have limited funds these tapes are definitely NOT the ones to get.

    Brennan, Hatmaker, Erik Paulson, Craig Kucuk(sp) BJJ A-Z tapes, those are just some off of the top of my head.
     
  8. Do not fear the man who has done 1000 moves once, but the man who has done one move 1000 times. I think people just like to get instructionals who have done really well or trained guys who are really good (Nogueira in Sperrys case.)
    Im getting the sperry vale tudo ones tomorrow, and ill tell you how they are.
     
  9. S.D.Force

    S.D.Force Blue Belt

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    I'm NOT talking about the vale tudo tapes that Sperry did. In the question the guy posed, he is asking about Gi and NO Gi instructionals, NOT MMA instructionals. That to me is in a different category of instructionals. And the vale tudo ones that Sperry did are good for MMA.

    I was referring to the "Secrets of Submission Grappling" series that Sperry did.

    So, go ahead and get the vale tudo tapes and come back and tell us how they are...I can already tell you those ones are good.
     
  10. pablodiablo17

    pablodiablo17 White Belt

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    definetly these ones

    for gi: master series (Mario SPERRY) + Jiu Jitsu revolution (Saulo RIBEIRO)

    no gi:Freestyle Revolution (Saulo RIBEIRO VERY GOD!!!)

    skip Marcelo Garcia if you are beginner. also too much for few moves.
     
  11. minimagpro

    minimagpro Purple Belt

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    my favorite dvd's are the Cesar Gracie ones

    easy to understand and lots of techniques
     
  12. pauld

    pauld Purple Belt

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    I also have seen many, coutures were the best I have ever seen
     
  13. Wrestler18

    Wrestler18 Yellow Belt

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    I got the Saulo no gi set for Christmas and it is very good. I would recommend it to anyone.
     
  14. brother shamus

    brother shamus White Belt

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    which sperry vale tudo is the best one to pick up?
    does the difficulty level progress over the three sets or are his techniques just updated as the sport has evolved?
     
  15. krellik

    krellik Gimli son of Cisco

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    For Gi: Roy Harris,

    Semi Gi stuff: Mikael Jenn

    No gi: Stephan Kesting, Saulo Riberio, Bas Rutten big dvd, Baret Yoshida, Mark Hatmaker, Tony Cecchine

    Greco: Randy Coutore

    Freestylde: Darel Gholar vale tudo takedowns

    Vale tudo: Mario Sperry

    All those are great and highly recomended.
     

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