This week we take a look at the video training site, www.DraculinoBJJTraining.com and give you a behind the scenes look at what Draculino is offering online. With over 400 videos it is definitely worth your time to take a look and see if it's something that could help your Jiu-Jitsu.
Matt and Dan do a great job with this DVD set by starting with the basics. And by basics I mean fundamental body movements that are critical to jiu-jitsu. Most schools include some form of basic movement drills during the warm up section of class. They might be called mat drills, or snakies, or shrimps, or something else, but they all focus on helping you to develop muscle memory for certain movements you’ll use in multiple techniques while training.
Jean Jacques Machado is a true Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legend. When he's got something to say on the topic of jiu-jitsu it's worth your time to stop and listen. This book is a follow up to the popular Grappler's Handbook but with a focus on defending submissions. Although defending yourself is perhaps even more important than attacking in BJJ, it gets overlooked many times because people like to focus on and learn new submissions.
Robson Moura has just released his comprehensive belt requirements instructional DVDs. The full series includes 5 DVDs, Green, Blue, Purple, Brown, and Strategy. Even if you are not with a Robson Moura Nova Uniao school, you should definitely check out these videos. Robson is a 7x World Champion known for his amazing flow and attacking style.
Jiu Jitsu Style Magazine – Vanguard of the British BJJ Invasion
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is exploding in the UK. Now there’s a magazine dedicated to showcasing the local talent and spreading the word. But Jiu-Jitsu Style isn’t only for the guys training across the pond. I got my copy of Issue 02 in the mail the other day, and let me tell you it’s worth the postage.
I’ve seen a lot of different jiu-jitsu video sites, but there’s nothing else out there quite like MGinAction. It’s not just a video technique library; it's really a jiu-jitsu learning system. I used MGinAction to study a couple of sweeps that I was struggling with for this review. I am now hitting them pretty regularly in practice after just a week. In this review, I’m going to give you an in-depth look at the strengths and weaknesses of MGinAction.
I first saw Andre compete live at the 2008 Mundials. What I remember is him break dancing on some guys back, which is now one of the most talked about videos on youtube. Ever since this experience I knew there was something different about Galvao’s game. I could see he was pushing the Gentle Art to another level, no one moved like him but everyone wanted to. Ever since that experience I became a huge Andre Galvao fan and it’s an understatement to say I was extremely excited when I heard he was putting a book together.
This week we're going to take a look at Passing The Guard, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Details and Techniques by Ed Beneville and Tim Cartmell. We have previously reviewed a different book by Ed Beneville in this video segment.
The player below is an audio recording of Bill and Pete discussing the book, there is an echo on the call at one point in the call so it wasn't able to be used for a video review but you can listen if you like, it covers basically the same points as the written review.
This week the guys take a look at Ed Beneville and Joe Moreira's book, The Guard.
The Fighter's Mind
Inside the Mental Game by Sam Sheridan
What makes a fighter great? Why are some mentally tougher than others? Where does that mental toughness come from and is it the same for all great fighters? How do the great fighters think about the game?