MMA Book Review v. Baret Yoshida

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  1. kroneX

    kroneX New Member

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    So I decided to buy Baret Yoshidas book 'Submission Grappling'

    After a short sharp and sweet intro about his thoughts on why point fighting jiu jitsu is crap and why submission hunting is fuckloads more awesome he gets straight into the submissions. I knew from the start Baret was an animal in grappling and in MMA, but this book really does show that his nickname 'the finisher' really is well deserved.

    The book had probably 5% passes and 5% sweep as the only positional movement in the entire book, the rest of it was submissions, and perfecting them.

    The book starts on the triangle, which is my favorite submission, I thought I knew at least the basic principles of the move. I was very very wrong, baret shows you how to tightly transfer from a triangle to armbar, how to tightly move from them defending the submissions you throw at them to you finishing the submission.

    Pros:
    -One of the most comprohensive books on solely submissions out there
    - Written by a guy who has got 2 x 2nd at ADCC and a 3rd at ADCC in his weight.
    - no bullshit history of the moves, short sharp efficient explanations.
    - Incredibly easy to read and understand
    - He has always been one of my favorite grapplers
    - Comes with a book and a DVD which goes through the moves in order and has firstly an explanation, then a slow demonstration of the move and then a real life demonstration of the move.
    -Incredible value for money

    Cons:
    - If you want to learn guard passing, transitions etc, this is not the book for you. Only buy this book if you want to learn submissions without the gi (and are also possible with the gi)
    - Each move has a Japanese translation and and Engrish translation with a few spelling mistakes, but these are easily deciphered.
    - Not for the history nerd on bjj (which I am) he is short and sharp and efficient.
    - Book is in black and white
    - If you want to learn new moves, this book is not for you. It is the basics but done to perfection which is what I love.
    - He jumps from position to position and not really focusing on guard submissions or sweeps he will be in a random position most of the time over the course of his 86 moves.

    I will admit my submission game was lacking for my level, and being a small guy I was finding it took me a long while to finish an opponent that was heavier and stronger than me (I weigh like 140 pounds after a huge meal), and I wanted to be able to submit these people quicker and with greater ease and alas I think I have found something that may help me.

    http://www.budovideos.com/shop/customer/product.php?productid=22136 If you want to check it out, the only bad thing with buying from Budovideos is that living in Australia it took 3 weeks to get to me!
     
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  2. Savage5point0

    Savage5point0 Im an asshole.

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    Subtle bragging thread.
     
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    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

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    i didn't read the entire thread

    i tapped out probably 2 sentences in
     
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    nope
     
  5. prophit

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    because i can just visit his school on the weekend.


    /subtle bragging post
     
  7. MyLittleAirport

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    Just get University of Jiu jitsu, it's the only BJJ book you'll ever need.
     
  8. kroneX

    kroneX New Member

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    already got it :)
     
  9. prophit

    prophit OT Supporter

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    Great book. :bowdown:
     
  10. Gogoplata

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    saulo ftw
     
  11. Kenny Dalglish

    Kenny Dalglish New Member

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    i was looking through it when it came out at barnes n noble.. shit looks in depth kid
     
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    $lacker FD/Dental/Canadian/Cage Crews OT Supporter

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    Just ordered from Amazon
     

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