Mastering Jujitsu (Mastering Martial Arts Series) by John Danaher Covers The 3 Phases In A Fight Well In recent years, the grappling arts have proven to be the most effective form of combat in mixed martial arts (MMA) and no-holds-barred (NHB) competitions. Above all others, the Gracie brand of Brazilian jujitsu has become recognized as the preeminent fighting style in unarmed combat. Now Renzo Gracie—one of the most successful athletes in the world- renowned Gracie family—reveals the inner workings of the art. With nearly 30 years of training, Gracie competes at the highest levels and is a champion of numerous grappling, MMA, and NHB events. Also an instructor of many students who have gone on to become champions, Gracie now provides that instruction to help you develop the same techniques and strategies that the Gracie clan has used to dominate their opponents. In Mastering Jujitsu, Gracie covers it all in depth—from the art’s origins and techniques to practical applications that even the most experienced black belts will benefit from. Starting with isolated skill development techniques, you will progress to a full set of tactics and fight plans and become familiar with the concept of combat phases. You will learn how to attack from any phase as well as how to react to your opponent. Whether you’re in a bottom position or attacking from the top, Gracie reveals the key strategies designed to give you the upper hand in close combat fighting. Features: * ISBN13: 9780736044042 * Condition: USED - GOOD * Notes: * Click here to view our Condition Guide and Shipping Prices Personal Review: Mastering Jujitsu (Mastering Martial Arts Series) by John Danaher What are the three phases in most any fight? 1. The Free-Standing phase in which all fights begin, unless the fight is ended quickly by some idiot sucker punching you like a wuss. But this phase covers the ability and freedom the fighters have to punch, kick and back away at will. 2. The Clinch. Before a fight gets on the ground, there is a time where the fight gets in a clinch in effort to bring someone to the ground. Unless of course both or one fighter trips. Judoka's [Judo players] are quite good at getting their opponents on the ground since they spend so much time training to do that very thing. One of the primary goals in Judo is to break an opponents Kuzushi. The problem though, is this is usually a small part of any fight and even if you get in a superior position after breaking your opponents balance, you still need to understand the last and probably most important phase, and that is: 3. The Ground. Here is where the BJJ shines. This is truly indeed "their" specialty. This is what they practice, this is what they do. This is why they are so successful. But don't think that all BJJ players want to bring their opponent to the ground, that is not true. In cases where they happen to know their opponents BJJ is equal but has less striking skills, the practitioner may want to keep the fight standing. Or if you are in a re al fight and perhaps an opponent pulls a knife of if there is glass all over a cement ground, probably the last place you want to be is rolling around in that. Overall, a very good book, especially in the history of Jujitsu itself. I would be remiss if I didn't mention that this book covers that really well and I found that extremely interesting. For More 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price: Mastering Jujitsu (Mastering Martial Arts Series) by John Danaher 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price!