What is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Where should I train? How does it compare to traditional martial arts? What do I do if I want to compete? Should a black belt ever tap to a lower belt? What exactly is cauliflower ear? White Belt Problems aims to be the definitive collection of frequently asked questions for anyone new to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. From the author of Mastering the Crucifix and the author of the Cauliflower Chronicles, this book combines the collective wisdom of two long-time practitioners and addresses the full scope of concerns and inquiries that trouble the minds of uninitiated jiu-jiteiros. An end-to-end, continually evolving guide, White Belt Problems answers all of the questions you were afraid to ask, making it easier for you to join the sport and enjoy your training.
Aesopian.com was one of the first jiu-jitsu blogs. Its owner, Matt Kirtley, started writing about the sport as a blue belt, cataloging techniques and ideas while also sifting through mountains of training resources to glean new insights into concepts and theories. Many years later, Kirtley is now an Eduardo de Lima black belt, and his blog is still an important contributor to jiu-jitsu thought and technique. In his first book, Kirtley unveils the crucifix system that he began construction as a white belt. His approach to the crucifix and reverse omoplata fully integrates this under-used position into a well-rounded arsenal, helping you to fill a hole in your game that you may not even know existed. Learn Kirtley’s crucifix game before your training partners do.
This free jiu-jitsu instructional from purple belt Marshal D. Carper is an experiment in presentation and design that marries the best features of print instructionals, mobile app instructionals, and DVD instructionals into one easy-to-use digital experience. If you like 3-D Jiu-Jitsu, please help us release more books like this by contributing to our Indiegogo fundraising campaign. Edit: The campaign was a success! Thank you for your support!
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Don’t Wear Your Gi to the Bar: And Other Jiu-Jitsu Life Lessons is a tongue-in-cheek guide to life on and off the mat. Veteran fight author Marshal D. Carper, best known for his books The Cauliflower Chronicles and Marcelo Garcia’s Advanced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques, partners with designer Darryl Cozza to riff on jiu-jitsu culture, tackling such hot-button issues as how to pull guard in a crowded club and how to break a crazy girlfriend’s guard. Written with the true jiu-jiteiro in mind, Don’t Wear Your Gi to the Bar is an escape from the seriousness of the sport and a celebration of the art that has captured our curiosity and passion.
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