Advanced Brazilian Jiujitsu Techniques [Marcelo Garcia, Marshal D. Carper, Glen MARCELO GARCIA—considered by many to be the best pound-for- pound I wouldn't recommend this book for total beginners since it assumes you are. Disclaimer, I've finished my second year of training jiu jitsu. I'm not sure what " advance" entails but I got the book anyway. I wouldn't recommend this book for. MARCELO GARCIA—considered by many to be the best pound-for-pound Brazilian jiu-jitsu fighter in the world—has proven time and again that his unique style of grappling is one of the most effective forms of Brazilian jiu-jitsu in existence. There are also some very well written.
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Advanced Brazilian Jiujitsu Techniques by Marcelo Garcia, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. See all books authored by Marcelo Garcia, including Advanced Brazilian Jiujitsu Techniques, and X-Guard: For Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, No Gi Grappling, and Mixed. Marcelo Garcia is probably the most dominant jiu-jitsu athlete of the last 15 years. When he was competing he owned both the gi and the no gi.
There are even a few submissions to pull off from there, like knee-bars and heel hooks. People improved their ability to defend against the classical X guard so, as he did before, Garcia changed what he was doing. The single leg X guard looks like someone going for an ankle lock from below. And, honestly, that is one of the things you can do from there.
Like with the X guard, there are a lot of sweeps and back takes to try, not to mention a few submissions that the person on top might fall into while trying to keep their balance. And, for good reason. His stuff works. The first technique named after him is a version of the guillotine choke, called the Marcelotine by jiu-jitsu enthusiasts around the world.
But after he retired he developed this attack to a really high level and there are tons of examples of him using it in his academy sparring against some really good people. Not only that, he also developed an omoplata variation that people like to call the Marceloplata in which you hook his legs with one of your own legs to prevent him from rolling out of the attack.
Below is a video in which I break down the differences between the omoplata and the Marceloplata… One More Thing… Did Garcia become the grappler he is by doing these ten things?
For Marcelo that meant living at an academy and training four times each day. It meant changing academies to go wherever he could get the best coaching and the best assortment of training partners.
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This is the first of many techniques where Garcia puts his aggressive tactics into practice. He believes strongly that you need to always be on the attack, rather than playing a reactive, defensive game.
For his near grip arm drag, he scoots forward to get the arm, then launches himself backward to set up the transition to the back.
After a few options for merging the arm drag with wrestling takedowns like the single leg and leg trip, Garcia combines his desire to constantly attack with a burst of athleticism. He literally jumps onto his opponent's back. The section then closes with a useful series entitled 'failed arm drag', where Garcia demonstrates how to follow up your technique if things go wrong, shifting into a double or single leg takedown. Interestingly, Garcia's attacking style means that he highlights the importance of the seat belt grip as opposed to hooking with the feet: he's willing to go on the offensive with one hook, or no hooks at all.
As Garcia demonstrates later, his preferred submissions from the back are more reliant on your arms than your legs. In fact, Garcia actually says he prefers to have one hook rather than two, which is another reminder Garcia's book is not meant for white belts.
You need to be very comfortable with the basics of back control to play a single hook game: Regardless of the specifics, you always need to be prepared to go back to your techniques for establishing the second hook if necessary.
With that said, the second hook is not necessarily vital in terms of control and finishing. The more I play the back position, the more I find myself preferring to attack with the seat belt and one hook, leaving my other leg free to stifle my opponent's counters by hooking his legs or by trapping his arms.
This is an advanced way of approaching back control, and it hinges on your proficiency with the seatbelt. Once again, the action starts from the feet, with Garcia standing behind his partner, arms wrapped around their waist.
The first few techniques cover breaking wrist control, before Garcia gets acrobatic again. He leaps onto their back whether or not they are leaning forwards with either a jump or what he calls a 'crab ride'. A major advantage of being a seasoned and well-known competitor is that you can give specific examples where you've used a technique successfully. For the crab-ride, Garcia points to his ADCC victory over the much larger Ricco Rodriguez, where he used the crab-ride to collapse Rodriguez's base.
Securing that second hook for those of us who aren't yet comfortable with relying on just the one can be a real pain, so Garcia has a number of options, along with counters to common escapes.
There are also lots of techniques for getting to the back off your opponent's single leg, when they try to escape side control and finally from a butterfly sweep. Almost half of the book is dedicated to reaching the back and then choking your opponent out.
So, if you're a senior blue or purple looking to improve that part of your game, Advanced Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Techniques is sure to help. My favourite section is probably the third, submissions from back control twenty-eight pages. That's because Garcia hones in on just two techniques, both of which I regularly use or rather, try to use in sparring: the rear naked choke followed by the bow and arrow choke.
Garcia's introduction echoes his major rival for the title of 'world's best grappler', Roger Gracie. Like Roger's cross-collar choke from mount, everybody knows about the Garcia RNC, but he still makes it work at the highest level. I especially liked his answer to the unspoken question: what's the secret?
The truth is that there is no magic secret to being successful with the rear naked choke. No sleight of hand or ancient ki technique. Jiu-jitsu is not a mystical art. There are no hidden moves.
You already know why I have been so successful with the rear naked choke. It is the same reason any grappler is good with any submission: practice.
Garcia insists that if at any point you see their neck is exposed, you should immediately go for the RNC. It doesn't matter if you have your hooks in or not: if you can get your arm in place, attack. This contradicts the 'position before submission' principle, as Garcia acknowledges, but he has empirical evidence that the RNC is an exception.
Having shrugged off Garcia's hook, Shaolin thought he was about to escape, but instead got choked unconscious.
If you've watched Garcia's DVD instructionals, much of this will look familiar, but it is very useful to have it all laid out methodically in a book. The anatomy of the choke is explained in detail, followed by some variations on the finish, along with three different options for trapping their arms with your legs including one I haven't seen before, where you almost put them in a kimura as well as trapping the arm.
That's a great strategy if you can get it, as then they only have one arm left to defend against both of yours. Should the RNC be unavailable, Garcia suggests you try the reliable bow and arrow choke instead.
As he puts it, "if I begin to feel that I am not going to be able to finish the submission, I can usually return to back control with little difficulty. Takedowns thirty-eight pages comes next, with a heavy focus on wrestling. Garcia's thinking on this is in keeping with what I've heard from other instructors I respect, like Jude Samuel: judo isn't as applicable to nogi, whereas wrestling functions well whether or not there is fabric to grab.