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Jiu-Jitsu University [Paperback]

Saulo Ribeiro , Kevin Howell
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Nov. 17 2008
Saulo Ribeiro—six-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion—is world-renowned for his functional jiu-jitsu knowledge and flawless technique. In Jiu-Jitsu University, Ribeiro shares with the public for the first time his revolutionary system of grappling, mapping out more than 200 techniques that carry you from white to black belt. Illuminating common jiu-jitsu errors and then illustrating practical remedies, this book is a must for all who train in jiu-jitsu. Not your run-of-the-mill technique book, Jiu-Jitsu University is a detailed training manual that will ultimately change the way jiu-jitsu is taught around the globe.

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Saulo Ribeiro is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion. Ribeiro, along with his jiu-jitsu achievements, is a lawyer and judge and now head instructor at the world-famous University of Jiu-Jitsu based in San Diego, CA.

Kevin Howell is a political science professor based in Huntington Beach, CA. He holds a brown belt in judo and a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Insrtuctional Oct. 25 2013
By Jason B
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Excellent book for studing moves which provides pictures in detail sometimes with multiple angles. Excellent white and blue belt stuff.
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5.0 out of 5 stars So clear Oct. 24 2013
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I really appreciate this book now that I have some years of BJJ experience, since it clearly conveys the most common BJJ concepts. The pictures are matched extremely well with descriptions of what's going on, and are all prefaced with a written context. It really makes learning BJJ easier, like giving you the basic framework plus the common quirks and nuances for each position/concept.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book Sept. 19 2013
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Incredibly helpful with technique in jiujitsu. Just as good for beginners or veterans. This book will follow me through my training for sure.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best BJJ Books out there April 2 2013
By Carl
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Jiu-Jitsu university covers the fundamentals of BJJ with fundamental movements, escapes, the basic sweeps and counters and a few submissions.

With DVD's making most books obsolete, Jiu-Jitsu University remains a sure bet and I constantly find myself going back to this book looking at techniques I should integrate into my game.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great jiu jitsu book. March 14 2013
By lifeguy
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Saulo Ribeiro is one of the top Jiu Jitsu masters of our day. Anyone can learn from reading through this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Feb. 5 2013
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Excellent learning tool. Well laid out techniques that translate well in the mat. Definitely improved my jiu jitsu game. Will recommend
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book! July 4 2012
By Richard
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It was really detailed and has quality photos which teaches you how to transition from a variety of positions. It is worth every penny, I highly recommend it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Valuable Book for your BJJ Library March 20 2012
By RollanB
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I've been practicing bjj on and off for 2.5 years. I've really enjoyed this book. I find books are more helpful than videos as each technique is broken down frame by frame. The slower nature of reading also gives me time to internalize each concept. Many videos made by bjj champions usually have choppy English, so having a book co-written by a professional writer is a nice change.

I noticed some mistakes in references to images and limb orientation. For example, sentences reference to figures 1 and 2, when they are really 3 and 4. Also getting left and right limbs or directions of movement mixed up. It's a not a big deal, though.

I've been testing the survival and escapes sections of this book, and they have been working well for me. Some of the suggestions Saulo makes are unconventional. It's interesting to see how my training partners react to them.

I think this is a good book to get your fundamentals/high percentage techniques down. The first 100 pages alone have added several tools to my game. I'm sure I'll refer to it many times for the rest of my jj career.
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