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One of the most successful and active members of the world-famous Gracie clan, Renzo Gracie has spent almost 30 years training in Brazilian jujitsu. Competing at the highest levels of mixed martial arts (MMA), grappling, and no-holds-barred (NHB) events, he has won the Brazilian jujitsu national title twice, the World Combat Championships (MMA event), and the martial arts reality series superfight. He is also a two-time winner of the world submission grappling championship (held annually in Abu Dhabi) and a multiple winner in Japan's premier MMA venue, PRIDE.
Gracie has instructed many current UFC competitors and students who have gone on to become world Brazilian jujitsu champions, PRIDE champions, and Pan American Games champions. His New York City academy is one of the largest and most popular in the United States. Gracie continues to teach, train, and compete throughout the world. He resides in New York City.
An instructor at the Gracie school of Jujitsu in New York, John Danaher has been Renzo's training partner for several years. He holds a PhD from Columbia University and has written another book, Brazilian Jujitsu: Theory and Technique, with Renzo and his cousin Royler Gracie. Danaher has the distinction of being involved with the highest authorities in the sport and the formal writing skills to convey it. He resides in New York City.
This book is a good addition to a repetoire of combat knowledge, but the title is misleading.
It covers all the stages of a fight within a controlled fighting environment,... Read more
Although both Renzo Gracie and John Danaher are great instructors and this is a decent book on Jiujitsu, there are many other better books out there that I would recommend before... Read morePublished on Feb. 16 2009 by Kosta Megas
If you want to learn Ju-Jitsu, it's best to take classes, and practice with real partners. But as for learning specific moves and combinations, as well as the theory behind the... Read morePublished on Feb. 10 2004 by Little Timmy
This book outlines the foundation of grappling, with the primary emphasis focused on ground grappling tactics. Read morePublished on Oct. 27 2003 by Anthony Cataldo
Some people can fight and some people can instruct and some people can do both. This is not a good instruction tool.Published on Oct. 26 2003 by Martial Artist
This is by far the best Brazilian Jiujitsu book I have purchased. The text is clear and concise. I particularly appreciated the highlights of famous fighters' fight styles and mind... Read morePublished on Oct. 6 2003 by Broken Ninja
Mastering Jujitsu is an interesting martial art book without gi. At the beggining of the book there are very good chapters about theory and history of Jujitsu and aslo about modern... Read morePublished on Oct. 1 2003 by IVAN ZUPANC
Let's just say that as a student at Rickson Gracie's school, I rarely find a bjj book which augments my training. This one does. Read morePublished on Sept. 9 2003