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Ted nough to have read this far this is what you will find in the book During the dozen years mentioned in the title Roberto made a series of trips to Rio De Janeiro to study BJJ During that time he sought out as many well known schools and teachers as he possibly could and wrote up what he found in ach When possible and the Brazilians were for the most part obliging he conducted interviews many of which appeared in martial arts magazines or on his Global Training Report website He augmented this with research in the literature unearthing Portuguese materials stretching back to the nineteen twenties or arlierThe ratio
OF LEGEND TO FACT IS HIGHlegend to fact is high all of the martial arts but Roberto has managed whenever possible to get the real story from those in a position to know the facts Some of his sources are in their seventies or ighties the late Helio Gracie would be one hundred this year had he lived Original sources pass on the reader is lucky that Roberto got to them before they did Although he has some strong opinions on the origin stories around Gracie Jiu jitsu this account does tell both sides of the stories Good travel through Jiu jitsu in Brazil The author captures "the feel of learning jiu jitsu in Brazil This isn t a fighter s bio "feel of learning jiu jitsu in Brazil This isn t a fighter s bio a master s perspective it s from an aficionado who studies and learnsPerhaps the only downside is the author has a tremendous amount of knowledge of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu history perhaps than any other non Brazilian yet it didn t make it to the page I know this is by design as this book is about training xperience I hope the author finishes. Eto Leka Cafe Aloisio Silva Sergio Penha and many many Visit and Train at Academia Gracie Humaita Carlson Gracie Academy Corpo uatro and many many Plus Glossary of Portuguese jiu jitsu slangTranscriptions of two original Gracie judo invasionsExtensive notes and documentationConfidential Author ProfilePhoto supplement with rare picturesUpdated October 17 20. This book is fantastic I ve been a fan of his Global training report for years and was not disappointed here If you are thinking about getting this just do it It s only ten bucks and its full of great stories about some of the legends and guys you ve never heard of but deserve recognition of Brazilian jiu jitsu I also like that he discusses some of the controversies surrounding the Gracie family in a clear and unbiased way The good provides very interesting insights for the BJJ geek of what BJJ was in that A Heart of Stone era andven a glimpse of what it was to become the photos alone at the nd of the book are worth the purchase although not in detail it gives the reader some details of how some techniues were applied or created at the time uniue in the sense that you won t find accounts of foreigners who trained in Brazil at the time as well documented as thisThe Bad There are so many Portuguese rrors that at some point I stopped counting or minding the translations It s very anedoctal so if you are looking for a thorough BJJ history book this is not it the structure of the book refletcs the point aboveOverall Recommended for the BJJ geek Jiu Jitsu in the South Zone 1997 2008 is with a few caveats the book to buy if you are interested in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu aka BJJ If you are Language and Linguistics expecting an I decided to see what it was all about and to my surprise became anxpert saga like Word Freak or Walking on the Moon "With Einstein Look Elsewhere "Einstein look Divertimento elsewhere book is not a training manual it is a journal of training You won t find a set of diagrams telling you to insert Hand A in Armpit B and if you follow. From White to Black Belt in the Jiu Jitsu Academies of the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro Brazil 1997 2008Meet and train with the masters legends myths heroes super stars and originators of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu up close and personal Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt and Global Training Report founder Roberto Pedreira takes you on anleven year guided tour of th. ,
Them correctly will ither subdue a three hundred pound Hell s Angel on PCP or assemble a bassinet from IKEAThe remaining caveat I am an old friend of the author That may bias me but it gives me the perspective to talk about his ualifications to write this bookWe live in an age of internet wannabes and strip mall dojos that award black belts for perfect attendance Being a skilled martial artist does not a skilled writer make but for what it s worth Roberto is the real deal I haven t seen him rolling in Brazil with any of the legends he met and describes in these pages But I have seen him climb into the ring under a blazing sun at a Muay Thai camp in rural Thailand His being four decades older than his sparring partners and a farang cuts "no slack they are professionals to train "slack They are professionals there to train he ither keeps up or gets carried outOutside the ring Roberto is a university professor As one of his avocations he has amassed an Promise at Dawn encyclopaedic knowledge of martial arts which gives him the context in which to place the BJJ knowledge he acuired while training Research is natural to him after forty years in academia and while training he used the uniue opportunity to research BJJ and interview anyone who would sit still for a few uestions Professional writing can be dry but Roberto has also written book movie and restaurant reviews and some humorous tales of the misadventures of itinerant English teachers blundering around Itaewon His prose won t make this a mainstream bestseller but it is competent and witty than can be said about most martial arts booksWhy buy the book If you are interes. E academies of Rio de Janeiro Brazil 1997 2008 Its the closest thing to training in Rio from white belt to black belt that youllver xperienceMeet and Train with George Mehdi Ricardo de la Riva Romero Jacare Cavalcanti Rosado Oswaldo Alves Sergio Malibu Sergio Bolo Souza Murilo Bustamante Royler Rickson Reyson and Robson Gracie Sylvio Behring Alvaro Barr.