Jiu-Jitsu University

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07This is a fairly comprehensive survey from the basics, covered inside a belt-by-belt perspective. The photographic quality is emblematic in the new form of MA tutorials, with clear pictures, and techniques portrayed from multiple perspectives in the top-down, linear fashion. It’s the same style utilized in Couture’s “Wrestling for Fighting” and many other recent works.

There are scads of GJJ books available on the market, so I will simply cover the thing that makes this one totally different from the rest. One noticeable difference is within the belt pedagogy. In the Gracie books, the strategies assigned to belt levels (if ever) are sometimes apparently randomly selected and organized. Ribeiro, conversely, assigns a principle goal of each and every belt, and organizes methods accordance with all the goal. The main thing to achieve is that many (most?) classes put defensive techniques and offensive techniquest together at intervals of belt level, with proficiency, together with learning some advanced techniques, being the real key to getting the belt. Ribeiro, in contrast, groups like techniques. Therefore, you’s class will most likely be out-of-step using this type of book. Ribeiro is presenting a pedagogy, not an encylopedia of techniques, if you are being considering this book, remember that.

Amazon won’t help you see the TOC yet, so I will break the chapters down.

White belt: The goal is “survival,” which seems completely reasonable for me, a minimum of as a focus. This chapter covers the appropriate positions to achieve and to hold when you are under another player’s mount (top, side, back, etc.). Ribeiro lists the mistakes he thinks players typically make when defending against submissions during these positions, and many of his techniques are slightly completely different from what I’ve seen taught elsewhere. The point here is the fact the new player hasn’t learned, or no less than, isn’t good at, escapes or submissions yet, anf the husband needs to learn to survive while contemplating his next move. I found Ribeiro’s pointers for being useful…things I wish I would learned on my first day of class (as opposed to being thrown to your wolves).

Blue belt: The goal from the blue belt should be to focus on escapes. Escapes are discussed on the the above positions, and, like the earlier (and later on) chapters, Ribeiro lists mistakes players typically make, in addition to his own unique techniques.

One primary difference, then, is always that this book provides no offensive approaches for either the white belt or blue belt. That’s okay in the standpoint on this book as a supplement to actual classes, but will be quite interesting when the book were comparable to Ribeiro’s classes. My school failed where Ribeiro succeeeds — emphasizing survival, or at the least, defensive techniques, for that lower belts — but my school have also been, I think, more conventional in this it required excellence in a multitude of offensive associated with order for blue belt being acheived.

Purple belt: The goal with this belt would be to become familiar with the guard. The earlier pattern continues.

Brown belt: The goal with this belt would be to learn guard passing. The earlier pattern continues, as well as a variety of basic and advanced techniques are presented.

Black belt: The goal on the black belt chapter should be to learn submissions.

Anyway, the moral on the story is being clear on what you look for when choosing a supplemental text. This book presents sound techniques with an interesting way of study, but one that’s likely being completely away from sync with the information the reader should learn to acheive ahead in college. Other books present laundry number of techniques with no sense of order or purpose.

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