DVD & APP REVIEWS
 
Jared Weiner's "Operation Knee On Belly" THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #113 VIEW NOW >

The package contains 3 DVDs which address all aspects of the knee on belly position. Including body positioning, entries and submissions. Jared breaks the DVDs into three categories including Mounts & Triangles, Chokes, and Armlocks. Jared’s passion for BJJ really shows through in his teaching style. He is very straight forward and does not fluff the viewer with technique that does not work. All the techniques he demonstrates are battle tested in the field. I really enjoyed how Jared broke down knee placement. There are many places you can apply pressure on your opponents torso, forcing them to give up a limb, their neck or even open up their back. From arm locks to chokes to triangles, he teaches every possible scenario you will run into once in the knee on belly position.

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THE BEST OF MGinAction DVD Review THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #088 VIEW NOW >

In this review, we are covering the MG in action 2010 highlight video, featuring the best footage of the year as seen on www.mginaction.com.  This DVD provides only a handful of different techniques, however they are presented in mind-blowing detail.

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Basics - Matt Smith & Dan Camarillo THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #079 VIEW NOW >

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.

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Robson Moura – Jiu Jitsu Requirements Series THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #075 VIEW NOW >

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.

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Jiu Jitsu Style Magazine - iPad App THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #070 VIEW NOW >

It’s no secret that every jiu-jitsu wife’s secret fantasy includes Roger Gracie, at least mine does. I was reading Jiu-Jitsu Style magazine for the first time on my ipad and came across the Roger spread. My wife glanced over and couldn’t have ripped the ipad out of my hands quicker. The bright beautiful photo lit up her eyes like a bush baby, the only thing missing was a scratch and sniff.

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Mobile Blackbelt - Chokes App for the iPhone and iPad THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #061 VIEW NOW >

We live in an information age where everything is accessible to us at the click of a mouse. For Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners there are many ways to supplement your education outside of the academy. Sometimes picking through youtube can be tedious, and expensive dvd sets can really make a serious dent in your wallet. Furthermore, to digest either these content heavy mediums it can take over a year or two.

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Legacy - Renzo Gracie THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #023 VIEW NOW >

Sometimes we forget just how deep the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu family tree really is. For generations now the Gracie family has been on a mission, fighting all challengers in an effort to prove the superiority of Jiu-Jitsu to all other fighting systems.

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Bigger, Faster, Stronger - Movie Review THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #024 VIEW NOW >

We take a look at the documentary Bigger, Faster, Stronger - a film that will have you thinking deeply about steroids and their place in sports.

It seems that everyone has an opinion about the use of performance enhancing drugs in sports. But how well thought out are those opinions? Are steroids just a fact of life? Should they be banned at all? Are they really as harmful as people believe? Is it morally wrong to use them? How many of today’s top athletes use them?

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Gracie Bullyproof Review THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #010 VIEW NOW >

This week the guys take a look at Gracie Bullyproof, a DVD set designed to teach kids how to use Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to overcome bullies.

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Roy Dean – Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu - Blue Belt Requirements THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #005 VIEW NOW >

The production values and packaging for this 2 DVD set are very good. The whole package has a nice clean Zen aesthetic that sets it apart from a lot of other videos. The first DVD opens with Roy sharing some of his philosophy on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and it is nice to get a feeling about where he is coming from.

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