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Publisher's Summary

This is a manual designed to get White Belts to competent Blue Belts in as fast a time as possible.
Zen Jiu Jitsu is more a rendition of concepts than techniques. This is the simplest and easiest way to break down and simplify the many and varied ideas, philosophies and combinations in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu arsenal. For both competition jiu jitsu and self defense jiu jitsu most white belts need to fully understand the concepts, but it can be VERY confusing!
Here is a short list of a few of the questions students ask, that are covered in depth:


What is the guard and how do we utilize it best?
What options do we have from guard?
Why is posture and distance important?
The mount is a powerful position but how do I get there?
... And when I do get there, how do I stay there?
This is a great manual for anyone just starting Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Traditional Jiu Jitsu, MMA and Grappling.
©2013 Barry Crowther (P)2014 Barry Crowther
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5 out of 5 stars
By Average Joe on 09-21-16

Wow!!!

So I picked up this, the second book in the series, first.
About halfway through... I grabbed the first one as well!
I have been practicing martial arts for over 25 years & teaching for over 16 years. I recently started BJJ & I learned more from this book than six months in class!!!
If you want to improve your game...
GET. THIS. SERIES!!!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Chris on 08-25-17

good book, bad narration

very good lessons and concepts. the narrator was rough to listen to, though. worth the time

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5 out of 5 stars
By Asten on 04-21-17

Great book for white belts

As a white belt in BJJ I found this book very helpful. More on the mental than for technically aid (but it still has many helpful technical examples and principles laid out). Highly recommended.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 11-17-17

Definitely worth a read

I would definitely recommend this book, I found some useful nuggets of information throughout. I've listened to the book and I'll now buy a hard copy of it.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 07-13-18

Quick Thoughts

The conceptual approach to learning was quite refreshing. I have applied some of the principles to help me to enjoy training a little more. The sections on the grappling aids and personal anecdotes about competition were particularly helpful.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Kelby OShea on 12-21-16

If David lynch did audio books

If David Lynch narrated audio books, this is how it would sound. The poor pronunciation and everything just makes the book better to listen to if you imagine David Lynch doing it. You're welcome.

Good content for beginners in Jiujitsu. Worth a listen and relisten in parts.

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