View Full Version : Saulo Ribeiro 'Jiu-Jitsu University' book
Thinking of buying it... Anybody read it? Is it any good? About £20 so not cheap but claims to be a bit different.
24-06-2009, 11:57 AM
I've got this book and I think it's really good.
It's purley Brazilian Jiu Jitsu not MMA though.
The chapters break your game down and tells you what you should be focusing on depending upon your skill level.
eg start learning how to survive by getting correct postures etc. Then learn how to escape from positions, Then learn solid guard game, Then top game etc.
There are not loads of new techniques but there are time tested proven techniques and strategies to improve your Jiu Jitsui.
Warning, It's not a quick read.
Hope this helps
24-06-2009, 11:58 AM
That book cured my aids. Tru Fax.
24-06-2009, 12:21 PM
24-06-2009, 12:43 PM
Yea its well worth the money, we have it in the gym but im gonna personally buy it for my trip to brazil, the guy is awsome
24-06-2009, 01:52 PM
It's the best BJJ book that I've bought without doubt.
cheers everyone. Will get ot ordered!
24-06-2009, 05:29 PM
To be honest, I didn't like it.
now you say! I've ordered it and will post my opinion (for what it's worth) when I've read it...
30-06-2009, 02:16 PM
I got it a few months ago for my birthday: it's a polished piece of work. The first two chapters are ideal for beginners, with Saulo helpfully breaking down defence into survival and escapes. He methodically details how to work your way free, as well as common misconceptions. Later coverage of guard fundamentals is also good, with simple sweeps and submissions again described alongside typical problems (full review here (http://slideyfoot.blogspot.com/2009/05/book-review-jiu-jitsu-university-saulo.html)).
I bought it, got it delivered and now have had a chance to have a good look at it.
I really like the book and think it's the best I've got so far (I've got all the usuals Renzo and Royler, Macahdo, carlson etc). I like the way it's set out and Saulo's philosophy. The best thing is the book doesn't just show you hundreds of techniques to do but also goes through defence and survival and shows you what you shouldn't do!
I think the latter is sometimes left out of a lot of teaching that goes on in classes and often you're just left to work it out for yourself. Hopefully quite a few 'common mistakes' will disappear from my game.
Other than that a great variety of techniques are shown and each photographed from two angles. Key points are also made really clear in the text.
I'd fully recommend it Thanks to all those who gave their views and persuaded me to part with my money! :)
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