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.
- Jiu-Jitsu University (2008)
- A is for Armbar (2017)
- 5 Rules for White Belts (2018)
- Fluid BJJ: Scrawny “Middle Aged” Guy’s Guide to Getting Submissions (2016)
- BJJ Notebook (2011)
- Mastering The 21 Immutable Principles Of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: The Ultimate Handbook for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Students (2015)
- The Black Belt Blueprint: An Intelligent Approach to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (2015)
- Zen Jiu Jitsu – White to Blue (2013)
- The BJJ Training Diary (2016)
- Strangle Things: BJJ Training Journal for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners! (2019)
- BJJ Training Journal: Jiu Jitsu Training Session Gift Journal For White Belts. (2019)
Jiu-Jitsu University (2008)
Saulo 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.
A is for Armbar (2017)
Learn 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)…
5 Rules for White Belts (2018)
A 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 ?
“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.
BJJ Notebook (2011)
If 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?
Mastering The 21 Immutable Principles Of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: The Ultimate Handbook for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Students (2015)
“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.
“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.
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.
The BJJ Training Diary (2016)
The 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.
Brazilian 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 thi…
BJJ Training Journal: Jiu Jitsu Training Session Gift Journal For White Belts. (2019)
BJJ 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.
Best Bjj Books That Will Hook You
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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: Grapplearts.com, 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.