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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: The Ultimate Guide to Dominating Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts Combat Paperback – November 10, 2012


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing; 1 edition (November 10, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0804842752
  • ISBN-13: 978-0804842754
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.6 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #59,735 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Alexandre Paiva is one of the most technical fighters of our generation. A great competitor has also become a great teacher. Along with his Master Romero Jacare and his friend Fabio Gurgel, he is a major contributor to the success of his team in the Alliance BJJ tournaments. A man of character, he is an example to be followed inside and outside the mat by the young."—Murilo Bustamante, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion and former UFC Middleweight Champion

"Alexandre is one of the most technical guys that I had ever rolled with, excellent teacher and great person. If he is showing his moves in this book, you must have it: his techniques are unique. We have been working together for more then 25 years in order to build the Alliance school and I hope we can have at least 25 years more."—Fabio Gurgel, eight-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion and president of the Brazil-based Professional League of Jiu Jitsu

"I've always heard of Alexandre Paiva (Gigi) and what he knew when it came to jiu-jitsu, but when I met him in person he was an encyclopedia of jiu-jitsu. In the little time I knew him I learned a lot. And I'm sure I'll learn even more because he is an excellent teacher."—Rubens "Cobrinha" Charles, six-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion

"Alexandre "Gigi" Paiva is one of the legends of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Everyone knows him in Brazil, but being World Champion and being one of the founders of the World Champion Alliance-team, and having students all over the world, has established his name worldwide. I was lucky to meet him more than a decade ago in a seminar and was immediately impressed with his knowledge of techniques and physical ability to execute them… Today, I'm lucky to say that Alexandre is my long time teacher and friend and I'm always looking forward to train and discuss with him, which gives me new horizons to life and training."—Markku Juntunen, Alliance-team member and first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt in Finland

"I earned my black belt with Gigi in 2000 and got my first world title in the black belt. I am inspired by his actions on and off the mat."—Fernando Augusto da Silva, two-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion

"One of the best parts about this book is the sheer amount of photos to help illustrate every technique. This instructional boasts over 1,000 full-color photos that are arranged in gorgeous dynamic designs. The best analogy I can make about this is that it was like going to a Kosher delicatessen to get a Pastrami sandwich—when you order a sandwich, you get meat with a side of bread."—TheFightNerd.com

"The book is a technical reference manual filled with over 1000 high quality images, demonstrating techniques in all the common positions. So you can refer to it whenever and wherever you want."—BJJ Canvas

About the Author

Alexandre "Gigi" Paiva is a legendary figure in the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jutsu. He has been World Champion, Pan American Champion, World Bronze Medalist, and five-time Champion of Campeonato Internacional de Masters e Seniors de Jiu-Jitsu. He is also one of the founders of Alliance Jiu-Jitsu—the only team to win every major BJJ competition in a single year—and heads their academy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Paiva's students include two-time World Champion Fernando "Terere" Augusto da Silva and Mitsuyoshi Hayakawa, two-time winner of the All-Japan BJJ Open.

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I highly recommend this for anyone who trains.
Arte Suave
In this book the pictures are effective and helpful to see every detail; I am really happy for this purchase!
Al Dente Kitchen
Great for beginners and some great variations on moves that are great for long time BJJ practioners.
Erik T. Moskodauz

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Erik T. Moskodauz on December 7, 2012
Format: Paperback
Alexandre Paiva is a true example of the BJJ lifestyle and is also a great instructor with a storied past in competition. This book is layed out in a great format, easy to follow and absorb each move. Great for beginners and some great variations on moves that are great for long time BJJ practioners. I recommend this book to anyone looking for another great BJJ instructional.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Arte Suave on February 5, 2013
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I own several book on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques and this is the best. Whoever trains in Jiu-Jitsu knows that there are thousands of techniques and hundreds of variation for each one and tons of new ones that are created daily. So the only way you can really rate a book on techniques is by the lay out. This book has a ton of color pictures with easy to understand arrows to walk you through the move. And through out each techniques he points out simple mistakes or variations that can get you into trouble. I highly recommend this for anyone who trains. Remember practicing moves from a book can only help an already solid game. This means you need to be part of a gym/school/dojo to build/maintain and grow your game.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By 2tuff2tell on January 30, 2013
Format: Paperback
This was a great book and I highly recommend it. This book is very well laid out and I am glad it is now part of my collection.
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By Bruno Lemos on April 22, 2014
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You probably know I few techniques on this book, but Alexandre has a particular way to show the details and it is going to make a big difference on your game. Great pictures and very unique Jiu jitsu. Alexandre "GiGi" Paiva is a Legend.
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