This book is an experiment in both content and in presentation. I am in no way claiming to be an expert instructor. Instead, this book is designed to test the Artechoke model of sharing instructional content and to explore some ways of thinking about jiu-jitsu that might help newer students.
The primary goal of this book is to explore a new way of constructing a jiu-jitsu book, and I use the word “book” loosely. What you’ll find in this instructional is a combination of rich media designed to accomplish what text, pictures, and video cannot accomplish in isolation. This concept is the product of years of research and a budget comprised entirely of bootstraps and favors.
At Artechoke, we hope to use this model—with a larger budget—to give some of the best instructors in the world a platform for sharing jiu-jitsu in a new, innovative way.
But hey, I’m just a purple belt. Let’s not get too ahead of ourselves. I hope that you enjoy this book, and that you learn something from it. If you like this approach, please support Artechoke by sharing it with your friends and training partners and by contributing to our fundraising campaign. Edit: Our fundraising campaign has ended, and thank you to everyone that played a part in its success.
-Marshal D. Carper