This comprehensive guide to “the gentle art” by one of its foremost practitioners and teachers helps readers master the fundamentals on which a confident self-defense or professional competition career are based. The book covers the history and theory of jiu-jitsu; contains extensive sections on practical techniques such as strikes, holds, locks, throws, and evasions; distinguishes Brazilian lineages such as ground fighting and sudden attack techniques from other traditions; and shows readers how they can overcome any attacker, with as little effort and physical strength as possible.
About the Author
Fabio Gurgel was the first fighters to earn a black belt from Jacare, and under the tutelage of both Jacare and Rickson Gracie became a champion across fighting sports and generations. In Brazilian jiu-jitsu he has earned countless accolades, including eight World championships. Gurgel was one of the forerunners in mixed martial arts, competing and winning in this arena numerous times. He currently heads a chain of schools in Brazil, and travels and teaches around the world.