Free Jiu-Jitsu E-Books

A paperback book is a special experience that we treasure, but sometimes a digital format makes more sense, so we make the content available for free as a downloadable e-book. In some cases, a print version is also available, but in all cases, we mostly just want you to read and enjoy. You are also welcome to copy and share these e-book files as much as you like.


Do you train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Or do you care about someone who does? Do you find yourself trying to explain or trying to understand the allure? If you responded “yes” to any of these questions, then How to Love a Grappler: A Guide for People Who Love People Who Love Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is for you. In clear, entertaining language, and with interview footage from the experts–grapplers’ loved ones–How to Love a Grappler lays out what BJJ is, why it matters to practitioners, and how grapplers, people who love grapplers, and jiu jitsu itself can coexist in peace and harmony. This e-book is the result of a collaboration between Groundswell Grappling Concepts and Artechoke Media. The ladies behind GGC, Valerie Worthington, Emily Kwok, Hannette Staack, and Lola Newsom are on track to radically transform jiu-jitsu culture.

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White Belt ProblemsWhat 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.

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Don't Wear Your Gi to the BarDon’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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