My least favorite chapter in this book is the chapter on Royler.
Unfortunately, despite these good points, the book's author, Kid Peligro, simply doesn't have the emotional distance from the family to cover it objectively.
Royler, Renzo and Royce's defeats at the hands of Sakuraba are covered, as well as the breakup of Carlos's team of champions.
My family and I all compete in BJJ and knowing its history makes it all that much more fun for us all. The book itself is well written and organized. Read morePublished 18 months ago by A. Smith
Got the book used - my son did not care! He met one of the Gracie family members and got him to sign it! So exciting! Good book too!Published 20 months ago by Molly Schaefer
This is probably my all-time favorite book on Martial arts. I've been training jiu jitsu for around five years and for me grappling has been one of my lifelong passions. Read morePublished on December 25, 2012 by eugdog106
I'm really interested in Gracie Jiu Jitsu and this book was fascinating for me because it tells the story of their family and how it all happened. Read morePublished on December 19, 2012 by John Mueller
If you have any interest in GJJ/BJJ or MMA this is a MUST READ!!! It will fill in the pieces of history that you most likely have heard parts of or not at all. Read morePublished on December 17, 2012 by Blair
If you are a Jiu Jitsu practitioner, this book is a must for you.
It gives you a summarized autobiography of the people who made Jiu Jitsu what it is today; starting... Read more
I bought this book for a school project. I ended up reading the entire thing even after I found what I needed. This is a very detailed history of the sport of BJJ.Published on January 8, 2012 by Aichokeu
this book is an exceptional look into the history of the family who started the martial art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Read morePublished on July 31, 2011 by robbiemack