From the streets of Brazil to the fight cages of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, only one sport has revolutionized the way all martial artists fight. |
In 1993, Royce Gracie floored all contenders with the grappling power of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, changing the way martial artists approach ground combat. But even before its momentous introduction on television, this carefully cultivated fighting art had proved its dominance over other traditional and mixed martial arts for decades both in the United States and abroad.
The Ultimate Guide to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu follows the evolution of this seemingly undefeatable sport from its genesis and development as a family discipline to its first limelight appearance in the UFC and beyond!
Spanning three decades of material from the Black Belt archives, The Ultimate Guide to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu features:
Interviews with and profiles on Gracie champions, such as Helio, Royce and Rickson
Insights regarding the astounding and continued success of Brazilian jiu-jitsu both in competition and in combat situations
Instructions on how to execute techniques, such as deadly triangle chokes and powerful traps from the guard
Illustrations of iconic Brazilian jiu-jitsu fighters who demonstrate impressive power while teaching readers essential grappling moves
With detailed picture sequences and comprehensive captions, The Ultimate Guide to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu commands the shelf as the definitive editorial and narrative resource for every grappling enthusiast of the modern world's most impressive martial art.