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Old 05-31-2007, 02:17 AM   #1
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I'm looking for recommendations on DVDs with quality tips on positional grappling and transitions.

For background: I'm a BJJ player, and I've recently got the John Will/ David Meyer Mastering Chokes & Armbars DVDs. I found these really good - logically presented, same technique shown from different angles in slow-mo and at full speed, and mostly simple techniques with a lot of pointers, rather than 38-step submissions. One of the things I enjoyed in these DVDs was the "BlackBelt Tips" they give for each position - a few tips on how to play each position (guard, mount etc.) effectively.

What I'm looking for is more of the same, but with more of a positional/ movement focus rather than focused on submissions. I don't care if it relates to BJJ or another style of grappling, so long as it is well-explained, with a focus on principles...
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Old 05-31-2007, 05:01 AM   #2
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Brad trains with Roy Harris and I found his DVD's to be very well done. They definitely highlight positional grappling. I have all the BJJ 101 series as well as the Takedown from the Knees DVD.
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Old 05-31-2007, 07:49 AM   #3
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I second the Harris recommendation. Also, all of the curriculum from Straight Blast Gym is excellent and presented in this positional/concept format.
You'll love them.
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Will check it out, thanks.
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Old 06-01-2007, 07:50 AM   #5
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Check out Marcelo Garcia stuff.
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Old 06-01-2007, 09:12 AM   #6
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Check out Marcelo Garcia stuff.
Glen Cordoza is actually at Marcello's this week shooting video fro a new DVD...I think they are doing a book soon as well (victory belt pubs). Super good stuff.
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Old 06-03-2007, 02:00 AM   #7
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I liked the Macelo Garcia dvd's, but wait a bit more and get the new Bravo dvd set.

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Old 06-04-2007, 12:49 AM   #8
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Sam, have you got/ seen any Bravo DVDs? I bought the Jiu-Jitsu Unleashed Book, but I didn't really relate to the material - I learn in baby steps, and it was probably a bit too different to my usual game for me to integrate it.

I actually found the advice I read in Stephan Kesting's tip of the week...
http://www.grapplearts.com/weblog-ar...01_archive.htm
actually made 1/2 guard clearer to me than Bravo's book (no disrespect to Bravo, but Kesting's starts with much simpler material, and I'm a slow learner).
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Old 06-04-2007, 06:33 AM   #9
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Daniel-
Keep tinkering with the Bravo material...particularly the half guard, lock-down, snap up sequence. It really helps you to secure that half guard position and turn it into an offensive situation. Check out www.victorybelt.com and you might be able to get a few questions in to Eddie. If you have specific questions throw them on here also.
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I get the lockdown, but does snap up go by another name?
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