Achieve Grappling Mastery With Jean Jacques Machado

February 17, 2010

VALENCIA, Calif., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ — (BLACK BELT) –The Grappler’s Handbook: Gi and No-Gi Techniques gives readers an integrated approach to triumphing on the mat. No matter whether the reader is looking to immerse himself in the strategy of Brazilian jiu-jitsu or to experience the adrenaline rush of submission grappling or mixed martial arts, Jean Jacques Machado and co-author Jay Zeballos clearly demonstrate how martial artists of all levels can successfully transition between styles.

Of course, this transition between the grappling arts can be intimidating, but Machado’s instruction makes it effortless and infinitely rewarding. Machado takes the reader through techniques that use the uniform (gi) and techniques that don’t use the uniform (no-gi). They include takedowns, passes, escapes, counters and submissions. His expert advice is further enhanced with detailed photo demonstrations and easy-to-understand captions.

The Grappler’s Handbook is divided into several comprehensive chapters that explore the differences and similarities between gi and no-gi grappling approaches. In each section, Machado teaches readers how to transition effectively between gi and no-gi styles, take advantage of each submission-fighting art’s strengths, exploit an opponent’s vulnerabilities no matter the grappling arena, and secure dominant positions and execute match-ending attacks from almost any angle.

Whether you are a student of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, submission grappling or mixed martial arts, The Grappler’s Handbook: Gi and No-Gi Techniques will present you with the foundation to become a champion.

    The Grappler's Handbook: Gi and No-Gi Techniques - Mixed Martial Arts,
    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Submission Fighting

    By Jean Jacques Machado with Jay Zeballos
    $26.95 | Code 509
    184 Pgs. | color illustrations
    ISBN: 978-0-89750-183-5

About the Authors

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Jean Jacques Machado has captured every major Brazilian jiu-jitsu title. Today, Machado is one of the most admired and respected grappling instructors in the world.

Co-author Jay Zeballos is a gold-medalist black belt under Machado.

About Black Belt

Black Belt is the world’s leading martial arts magazine and is dedicated to the classical and the eclectic martial arts. For more on Black Belt and its line of books and DVDs, visit blackbeltmag.com.

SOURCE Black Belt

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