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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu - A Training Manual

By Ed Semple

ISBN: 9781861267597
PUBLISHED: 2006
PAGES: 144
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 235x165 mm
INSIDE: 250 colour photographs

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.

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