Monday, February 05, 2007

Cesar Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructional - July, 2005

I initially gave this set five stars. It still stands up, but not that well. Still great for the beginner, though.


Close to the Best for the Beginner

Ignoring the fact that this set is divided into beginner, intermediate and advanced, the techniques are still all at the beginner level. That said, if you were to master them, you'd be well on the way in your jiu jitsu career.

And Cesar Gracie certainly provides the quality instruction you'll need.

This was one of the first sets I saw when I first started out a couple of years back. I'm glad about that because it's a great set. It assumes a little knowledge of terms, and you'll need some coaching, but this will put you up on the other white belts in your class.

Predominantly the classic basics, Cesar explains with good detail in perfect english (a real plus, in the world of BJJ videos). Cesar details techniques from a broad spectrum of circumstances and gives you a little how to in each of them.

He covers gi and no-gi and even touches on Vale Tudo and self-defence.

It doesn't offer a great deal of "game development" or a "look inside my game" approach, as is popular, today. But, it is what it is and it is one of the (if not THE) best series on the basics.

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