The best jiu jitsu books are engaging, write about the strategy and intricacies of various jiu jitsu moves and explain why the sport is one of the best in the world. Here are three books that don’t disappoint. Reading them will give the reader a greater understanding of the jiu jitsu art and fighting style.
Jiu Jitsu Unleashed
This book is written by Eddie Bravo, one of the world’s most accomplished jiu jitsu artists. In this book, subtitled “A Comprehensive Guide to the World’s Hottest Martial Arts Discipline,” Bravo reveals his intricate submission moves that defeated expert jiu jitsu champ Royler Gracie. This book features:
* Strategies and theories behind jiu jitsu training and competition.
* Oodles of clear photos that explain various basic and advanced movements step-by-step.
* A precise treatment that instructs readers about stances, punches, takedowns and submission holds to use against opponents.
The back of the book starts out with bang, enticing readers with this: Learn the techniques of a jiu-jitsu legend that will make your competition beg for mercy.
Joe Rogan, host of “Fear Factor,” endorses the book by stating that the world is lucky to have an expert like Bravo who is willing to teach competitors what he knows about the art of jiu jitsu. Rogan believes that this is one of the most important books ever written about jiu jitsu and is destined to become a classic.
In the book, Bravo reveals the moves he employed to take down and defeat Gracie. Bravo gives a complete and detailed treatment of ground fighting and submission techniques that can defeat any opponent whether in the ring or on the street. The no-gi style that Bravo uses is certainly a great addition to the jiu jitsu fighting technique.
More than 300 photos inside will aid both the beginner and expert to understand how Bravo applies the art of jiu jitsu to dominate an opponent. Bravo’s explanation of rubber guard, half guard and his intricate twister will fascinate students of jiu jitsu. This is a book that will never be set aside because its lessons are timeless.
Jiu Jitsu University
Written by six-time world jiu jitsu champ Saul Ribeiro, this book maps out 200 different grappling techniques that will take a jiu jitsu practitioner from beginner to expert.
Ribeiro masterfully explains common errors practiced by beginners and offers practical solutions to correct those errors and begin a journey to earning a coveted black belt. This book is one of the most detailed jiu jitsu training manuals in the world, taught by a master practitioner.
This book contains clear and exact photos that will help jiu jitsu students master the various techniques that are necessary to achieve different ranks. Ribeiro explains with crystal clarity what is expected of a jiu jitsu artist as he climbs the belt ladder. He arranges the book into a series of goals to achieve in order to earn each belt. In the end, this book teaches what works and what doesn’t work.
Don’t Wear Your Gi to the Bar: And Other Jiu-Jitsu Life Lessons
Who says jiu jitsu fighters can’t have fun? Written by Marshal Carper, a prolific fight author, this is another of the best jiu jitsu books, taking fighters off the mat and into ridiculous situations to apply jiu jitsu skills.
Readers will learn how to overcome a girlfriend’s guard and grapple with a crowd on the nightclub’s dance floor. Tons of hilarious anecdotes, satire and self-deprecating humor fill the pages.
Although written with tongue planted firmly in cheek, this book is also a celebration of the jiu jitsu art. It’s highly readable while soaking a sore ankle in the salt bath.