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Best BJJ Books That Will Hook You

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Bjj books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

1. Jiu-Jitsu University (2008)

 Best BJJ Books That Will Hook YouSaulo Ribeiro—six-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion—is world-renowned for his functional jiu-jitsu knowledge and flawless technique. In Jiu-Jitsu University, Ribeiro shares with the public for the first time his revolutionary system of grappling, mapping out more than 200 techniques that carry you from white to black belt. Illuminating common jiu-jitsu errors and then illustrating practical remedies, this book is a must for all who train in jiu-jitsu. Not your run-of-the-mill technique book, Jiu-Jitsu University is a detailed training manual that will ultimately change the way jiu-jitsu is taught…
Author(s): Saulo Ribeiro, Kevin Howell

2. A is for Armbar (2017)

 Best BJJ Books That Will Hook YouLearn the ABCs of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu; 26 colour-illustrations of cats demonstrating techniques and positions.- Spoiler alert – armbar, brabo choke, closed guard, d'arce, ezekiel choke, figure-four armlock, gogoplata, half guard, inside trip, japanese necktie, kimura, lockdown, mount, north-south choke, omoplata, peruvian necktie, quarter nelson, rear-naked choke, side-control, triangle choke, underhook, von flue choke, whizzer, x-guard, yoga, z-guard #87,317 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #1409 in Children’s Arts, Music & Photography Books (Books) #268 in Children’s Craft & Hobby Books…
Author(s): Blaine Lavigne

3. 5 Rules for White Belts (2018)

 Best BJJ Books That Will Hook YouA simple conceptual framework through which the beginning student can understand his or her journey through Jiu Jitsu while seeking personal development. #418,419 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #1172 in Martial Arts (Books) #6837 in Exercise & Fitness (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Chris Matakas

4. Fluid BJJ: Scrawny “Middle Aged” Guy’s Guide to Getting Submissions (2016)

 Best BJJ Books That Will Hook You“Karel is one of my favourite training partners. The insights in his book are excellent to learn many techniques for advanced martial artists.” – Georges St. Pierre, 12 time UFC World Champion, one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time & BJJ Black Belt The concept of “fighting” is at the heart of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. We study the art to learn how to win fights. We even refer to matches in our sport competitions as “fights”. The methods of learning the art are rugged, and at best transform our bodies into fighting machines. But applying this fight…
Author(s): Karel Silver Fox Pravec

5. BJJ Notebook (2011)

 Best BJJ Books That Will Hook YouIf you don’t know the answers to these questions… You need the BJJ Notebook! – What did you learn last week? – Can you remember that awesome class from last month? – How many times did you win or lose during the past 12 months? – What submissions caused you to lose more often than others? – Can you list all techniques that you learned in the last seminar? – How many points did you score in your last tournament? – What does your instructor recommend that you focus on? – What do you need to improve TODAY? “This is the first non-instructional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu book ever published and it is the most important to…
Author(s): Thadeu A Vieira

6. Mastering The 21 Immutable Principles Of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: The Ultimate Handbook for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Students (2015)

 Best BJJ Books That Will Hook You“On ‘Mastering The 21 Immutable Principles Of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’, Paulo Guillobel wears a hat of a scholar and proves that, in more than 26 years of practicing, he has not only trained, taught and competed at high level, but most important of all, has studied the art thoroughly. Every student, teacher and master will surely take advantage of the knowledge carefully organized in this book. This is by far the best Jiu-Jitsu book I ever read.” -Luca Atalla, Vice President and Chief Editor of Gracie Magazine Until this book, there has never been a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu book that has comprehensively…
Author(s): Paulo Guillobel, Dirk Anderson, et al.

7. The Black Belt Blueprint: An Intelligent Approach to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (2015)

 Best BJJ Books That Will Hook You“Nic is my first black belt and for a good reason. His book shows his deep involvement and dedication to my family’s art.” Roger Gracie – 10-Times Jiu Jitsu World Champion, Greatest Jiu Jitsu Competitor of all-time “Nic covers a lot of topics in The Black Belt Blueprint that I’ve never seen touched on by other BJJ books, and I’ve read more than a few: how to train smart, the physical aspects of the art, training for the long term journey rather than how to rep out until your body breaks down. He also looks at the mental approach required to get as much out of BJJ as you can – and trust me, that’s a lot! Oliver Geddes -…
Author(s): Nicolas Gregoriades

8. Zen Jiu Jitsu – White to Blue (2013)

 Best BJJ Books That Will Hook You  Zen Jiu Jitsu is more a rendition of concepts than techniques. This is the simplest and easiest way to break down and simplify the many and varied ideas, philosophies and combinations in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu arsenal. For both competition jiu jitsu and self defense jiu jitsu most white belts need to fully understand the concepts, but it can be VERY confusing! It covers, Core Principles, Drilling techniques, Choosing a School, Technique Concepts, Tactical Considerations and more. It even includes some technique chains and Maps for the white belt to try when doing specific training or sparring….
Author(s): Mr Oliver Staark

9. The BJJ Training Diary (2016)

 Best BJJ Books That Will Hook YouThe BJJ Training Diary was developed to provide both the recreational and competitive athlete a way to bring clarity to each BJJ Session. Entering into each practice with a plan and goals, allows athletes an opportunity to become better on the mat in a shorter period of time. I have seen too many athletes come to practice day after day without a plan or questions to extend their skill set and this lack of planning slows down their growth on the mats. It’s like sailing without a compass and letting the wind choose your direction and ultimately,…
Author(s): Corey B Lillis

10. Strangle Things: BJJ Training Journal for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners! (2019)

 Best BJJ Books That Will Hook YouBrazilian Jiu-Jitsu Training JournalA great notebook to jot down notes or to use as a log for your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training by keeping a record of your sessions, brainstorm ideas, or organizing your next event!Features: Perfect Gift under $10 #893,673 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #2384 in Martial Arts (Books) #12720 in Exercise & Fitness (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Sports Look, Kreature

11. BJJ Training Journal: Jiu Jitsu Training Session Gift Journal For White Belts. (2019)

 Best BJJ Books That Will Hook YouBJJ Training Journal. Jiu Jitsu Training Session Gift Journal For White Belts. The perfect way to plan and track your progress on your BJJ journey. Ideal gift for people who have just started their Jiu Jitsu training. Maximise your time spent on the mats and you will be a blue belt in no time. 6 x 9 sectioned training journal to record techniques, sparring opponents and session details. 6 x 9 notebook. 150 pages. #361,890 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #991 in Martial Arts (Books) #5898 in Exercise & Fitness (Books) #691 in Sports Training (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like…
Author(s): FHC BOOKS

Best Bjj Books That Will Hook You

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some bjj books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Fluid BJJ: Scrawny ''Middle Aged'' Guy's Guide to Getting Submissions

Author(s): Pravec, Karel
ID: 2749426, Publisher: , Year: 2016, Size: 7 Mb, Format: azw3

A Roadmap for BJJ: How to Get Good at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as Fast as Humanly Possible

Author(s): Stephan Kesting
ID: 2372975, Publisher:, Year: 2015, Size: 244 Kb, Format: azw3

Zen Jiu Jitsu - Kindle Publishing Package: 30 Day Protocol + White to Blue + BJJ Over 40

Author(s): Oliver Staark
ID: 2815595, Publisher: KDP, Year: 2013, Size: 648 Kb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are truly record-breakers according to Washington Post, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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