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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Master Techniques: The Essential Guard (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Master Techniques series) Paperback – September 28, 2005
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This book has three main strengths. First, the layout and organisation are excellent. The book is broken down into the following sections:
2-Essential guard techniques
3-Closed guard techniques
4-Open Guard techniques
Each section is broken down into further sub-sections including drills, breaking the posture, attacks, combinations etc. The page headings are also colour coded to help you flick through the book faster.
The second great thing about this book is the photos. Peligro has a different approach to illustrating his books than Ed Beneville and limits himself to three or four pictures per page (Beneville's book is very well illustrated, he just has a very different style of layout). The pictures are very large and clear and illustrate the key points of each technique very well. These pics are accompanied by a solid text and at no time did I find myself struggling to understand how a technique was meant to be performed due to unclear instructions.
The third strength of this book is the fact that it contains a wealth of valuable information. The authors take the time to explain what you should be doing, why you should be doing it and what it should lead into.Read more ›
futhermore, no matter how good you are as a 'top' position player, without a SOLID guard, youre wasting your time.
rodrigo medeiros is an excellent teacher.... one of the best. this is evidenced by the fact that he shows you the 'finer' points in very clear detail. one begins to wish that the book were much larger in scope and that it covered ALL the techniques from the guard, but no book can really do that. however, if you are having trouble executing or setting up the standard techniques, this book is sure to help. you get a $200 lesson for about 25 bucks.
get to rollin'
With great tips on special things you ned to be aware of to improve yoiur guard. The Do's and Don't sections are very practical and easy to remember and easy to understand.
With great clear pictures to illustrate the techniques and clear concise descriptions of the moves this book is certain to improve anyone's mastery of the most important position in BJJ, the guard.
The techniques are organised in groups with emphasis on sequences that work from any type of guard, so you learn one group and can use it in various situations.
This is a 5 star - must have book for every BJJ and grappling fighter.
Kid Peligro is an excellent teacher and offers many of the subtle details that make the difference between submitting and being submitted. For example, the section on breaking the posture and the 4 pages on the basic cross collar choked improved my game more than anything. Everyone knows this choke, but the minor details make it really dangerous, especially when you don't have a lot of muscle to force the choke. Before, most guys I sparred with weren't too worried about my choke, I was convinced I wasn't strong enough, but since reading this book I've put several guys to sleep because they wouldn't even considering tapping and now they try hard not to even let me get a grip on their collar. This opens up many more opportunities to attack with sweeps, arm bars, and omoplatas. What makes this book so good is the authors' understanding of students and the basic mistakes they make, as well as the very clear explanations and photos. The moves are integrated into a complete system that will put you years ahead than if you tried to figure this out on your own.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Outstanding book and very helpful. I was specifically interested in the section on how to chain submission attempts together. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jeff Ball
Thank you for writing this book. This book gives details about the guard that would take thousands of dollars to learn in a jujitsu school. Read morePublished on December 19, 2007 by H. Nguyen
I found this book very useful and well laid out. I use this book whenever i get busy at work and can't attend bjj class as often as i would like. Read morePublished on September 24, 2007 by J. Foo
I loved this book the second I opened it. This book has a great lay out and an easy step by step process to help any gaurd game at any level. Read morePublished on July 8, 2007 by Sean M. Nuzzo
Its ok but I was hoping for some escapes from guard as well and there seems to be none in this book.Published on March 20, 2006 by Matthew Cugola
Kid Peligro's books just keep getting better and better. More organization and picture quality than previous books.Published on March 15, 2006 by Angel F. Martinez Jr.
Nicely done overview of the Guard. I highly recommend this book for everyone!Published on January 31, 2006 by Stephen Grantham