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A first-class introduction to the techniques of the fighting art, Essential Brazilian Jiu Jitsu includes over 250 full-color images along with detailed descriptions on performing every move and countermove.
Marc Walder, an accomplished black belt trained by the legendary Gracie family and Mauricio Gomes, illustrates the techniques to attack, respond, defend, and control any match.
Through high-quality full-color photo sequences and step-by-step instruction, you will learn proven techniques for these skills:
Submission techniques from various positions
Controlling the top position
Arm locks and other attacking maneuvers
Defending from the bottom position
Effective escapes and counters
Whether you’re competing in traditional tournaments, studying mixed martial arts, or looking for a dependable form of self-defense, face your opponent with confidence and the arsenal of versatile and proven skills only Essential Brazilian Jiu Jitsu provides.
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Getting Started
Chapter 3. Basic Movements
Chapter 4. Maintaining the Top Position
Chapter 5. Attack and Defense
Chapter 6. Conclusion
Marc Walder has been practicing and teaching martial arts for nearly 20 years; he began studying Brazilian jiu jitsu in 1995. Marc was fortunate enough to study under the legendary Gracie family and received his black belt from Mauricio Gomes, father of Roger Gracie and a member of the Famous Five, making Walder's instructor one of a handful of individuals to receive his black belt from the legendary Rolls Gracie. After Walder achieved this level under Gomes, he began his career as a teacher and continued to train under the Gracies.
Mark currenly operates a Brazilian jiu jitsu school, where he instructs students on the principles he learned from the Gracie family. He is still an active competitor with the Gracie-Barra UK team.
"Marc Walder is one of the most dedicated instructors I have met. In Essential Brazilian Jiu Jitsu he demonstrates just how easy it is to learn the most effective martial art in the world."