Path To The Black Belt - Gracie R. - Book
All students of jiu-jitsu benefit from this step-step textbook, which takes them from the white belt right up to the ultimate, coveted goal of black belt.
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All students of jiu-jitsu benefit from this step-step textbook, which takes them from the white belt right up to the ultimate, coveted goal of black belt. The comprehensive method assembled here by the well-regarded Gracie family lets fighters know exactly what they need to learn, when and why they need to learn it, and what they can do to progress more quickly. How and how often to train, pacing, training objectives, and how to measure success are all addressed according to the different goals students might have, from the casual practitioner to the self-defense student to the competitor bent on going pro. The plan detailed in the text can be customized to fit the trainee's body type and strengths. Instructors of jiu-jitsu will also find the manual helpful to their teaching, as it provides advice on program management, student evaluation, the selection of techniques for lessons, and recognizing a prodigy. Rodrigo Gracie is the grandson of Brazilian jiu-jitsu founder Carlos Gracie, has a string of victories at ultimate fighting event Pride, and runs his own fighting academy. He is the author of No-Holds-Barred Fighting. He lives in New York City. INTRODUCTION PATH TO THE BLACK BELT TECHNIQUES • Drills (Basic Drills [11 techniques] • Advanced Drills [8 techniques]) TECHNIQUES AND TECHNICAL INSIGHTS • Basics (7 techniques) • Dealing with the Stiff Arm (3 techniques) • Chokes (6 techniques) • Joint Submission Tips (6 techniques) • Takedowns (8 techniques) • Guard Defense Basics (12 techniques) • Sweeps and Reversals (17 techniques) • Half Guard Sweeps (4 techniques) • Half Guard Passes (3 techniques) • Passing the Guard (8techniques) • Knee on the Stomach (2 techniques) • Mounted Position (6 techniques) • Escaping the Back (3 techniques)