Guard - Beneville E. - Moreia J. - Book
The guard is the quintessential Brazilian jiu jitsu fighting position. Other martial arts assume that once someone is on their back that the fight is over.
The guard is the quintessential Brazilian jiu jitsu fighting position. Other martial arts assume that once someone is on their back that the fight is over. But that assumption is unfounded. Fights don'st end just because they hit the ground. For the jiu-jitsu man the fight has only just begun. 'sThe Guard's is a detailed analysis of core concepts, details, and techniques key to success for ground fighting. Seventh degree black belt Joe Moreira reveals secrets of his guard technique developed and refined over his thirty seven years studying and teaching martial arts. In this volume he shares the fundamentals of his jiu jitsu, the specific details needed to make it work, and technique ranging from beginning to advanced. The philosophy in this book and of Moreira'ss teaching style is that it is better to understand groups of moves/options from given positions, than isolated moves. This is an exposition of sequences of moves from specific situations, not a collection of random moves. The guard shows not only how to attack or defend from a position but also how to respond to an opponent'ss likely reactions. Continuing in the model of volume 1 : Passing The Guard, this new book The Guard provides a revolutionary approach in its visual presentations. Techniques are shown from multiple angles. Key points are illustrated. Full-colour photo-sequences are laid out in intuitive easy to follow patterns. Text supplements the photos and provides insights on application, timing, and strategy. Joe Moreira is now a 7th degree black belt in BJJ and a 3rd degree black belt in judo. Over the years Moreira was privileged to train under many Brazilian jiu jitsu and judo greats. During his early years while training at the Carlson Gracie Academy he received instruction from Carlson Gracie, Rolls Gracie, Pinduka, and Mario Curpetino. By age 17 Moreira received a black belt in BJJ. Moreira was one of the first Brazilians to teach BJJ in the U.S.A. He organized the first major international BJJ tournaments in the country helping grow the popularity of the art. 1. Fundamentals 2. Guard Pass Counters 3. Chokes 4. Sweeps vs Kneeling Opponent 5. Armbars vs. Stacking 6. vs. Upright Posture 7. vs. Stalling Posture 8. Flowing Attack 9. Neck Control Attacks 10. Backroll amp Turtle 11. Snake Knees amp Standup