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Although Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has proven time and again to be the most effective form of ground fighting, the evolution of the sport is far from complete. After just nine years of training, world-renowned jiu-jitsu practitioner Eddie Bravo proved this with his victory over the Royler Gracie, the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu phenomenon who had dedicated his entire life to the sport. Bravo became the only American to submit a member of the legendary Gracie family in jiu-jitsu competition not by following tradition, but rather by thinking outside the box and developing a revolutionary system of grappling designed specifically for the street, mixed martial arts competition, and no gi tournaments.
In Mastering the Rubber Guard, Bravo reveals the techniques and strategy of the Rubber Guard, the core of 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu. Through descriptive narrative and nearly a thousand color photographs, he not only exposes dozens of unique submissions, escapes, and transitions from each of the control positions that make up the Rubber Guard, but he also teaches you how to move amongst the web of control positions like a spider. He lays out his elaborate half guard game, his butterfly guard game, and how to escape back to the guard. This book isn't a compilation of random moves-it divulges a complete guard system where all the techniques tie together. Widely regarded as not only the most offensive, but also the most defensive, guard game in existence, the Rubber Guard will change the way you view and play jiu-jitsu.
by Eddie Bravo, Erich Krauss & Glen Cordoza. Softcover. 272 pp.