Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu - A Training Manual
by SEMPLE EDWARD (9781861267597)

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu - A Training Manual
Release Date: 11 February 2005
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 144
Publisher: Crowood Press
ISBN: 9781861267597
ISBN-10: 1861267592

The concept of Mixed Martial Arts, where fighters from different arts compete against one another, is generally seen as a relatively recent development and yet contests between fighters from different martial arts have been common and incredibly in Brazil for over a hundred years. During this time, fighters from many countries have travelled to Brazil, bringing their own unique skills and different styles of combat with them. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has developed out of this eclectic mix of forms and techniques, and it continues to advance today as an art specifically designed for the Mixed Martial Arts arena. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has redefined the range of skills the complete fighter must now possess. Accordingly, this fascinating book will be of value to anyone who has an intrest in martial arts. Topics covered include: Considers how Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu originated and evolved. Explains why Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has changed the world of martial arts. Presents an in-depth analysis of the techniques that define Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Contains a detailed description of the training methods and practices tht prepare students for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes and competition. AUTHOR: Ed Semple has a PhD in Sport and Exercise Sciences and has taught in several countries including Japan and the USA. He has worked with many top-class athletes from different sports for over fifteen years. Ed has a black belt in Judo and is the owner of the Sleeping Storm Dojo in the UK that provides a home for martial arts from all over the world. Ricardo Da Silva set up one of the first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu clubs in the UK. A highly successful fighter, with many notable victories in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, No Gi and Mixed Martial Arts competition, Ricardo is an outstanding instructor. ILLUSTRATIONS: 250 colour photos

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