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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing; Original edition (15 Oct. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936608820
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936608829
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 2 x 27.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 487,103 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Marcelo Garcia is a five-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion and a three-time ADCC Submission Wrestling World Champion. He has competed and taught jiu-jitsu all over the world. Marshal D. Carper grew up in southwestern Pennsylvania running from bullies and playing video games. Now, much to the surprise of his family, his former bullies, and himself, he trains Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Pedro Sauer black belt Sonny Achille and writes about fighting. In addition to being the Editor-in-Chief of Lockflow.com, Marshal has been published in Ultimate MMA Magazine, Fight! Magazine, and the Escapist.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. Blackett on 2 Jan. 2014
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I have loads of martial arts books, including all the manuals by this publisher (Victory Belt) and this stands head and shoulders above the rest.

This book really needs to be read with MG's other book "The X Guard". Whereas that book sets out his bottom game, this book sets out his top / standing game with no techniques from guard.

Although this book features MG wearing a gi on the cover, very little of the technique it contains is gi-specific. So if, like me, you mainly train no gi, it's still useful.

I think the label 'Advanced' is potentially a bit misleading. Doing these techniques well is going to be difficult and take a lot of practise - but that's true of any BJJ technique. But the techniques aren't particularly obscure, esoteric or complicated. Rather, the moves all seem to be high % and reflect scenarios which come up all the time. This book is 'advanced' in the sense that it gives a break down of the strategy or reasoning which underlies each technique, discusses each technique in detail and explains how it fits into MG's competition game - detail which might go over the head of someone who was just starting out in BJJ.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Grant Cannell on 31 July 2013
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Highly recommend! A great breakdown of the techniques one of the GOATS has used. Buy this and you will be nailing the north south choke with ease!
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By argghhh on 19 Jan. 2013
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very good would buy again. very good service came very quick and the sound quality is awesome very good book
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Knucklepit Review 8 Dec. 2011
By Mr. Marc Wickert - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
MARCELO GARCIA
Advanced Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Techniques
With Marshal D. Carper & Glen Cordoza
presented by Victory Belt

It's easy to pigeon-hole Marcelo Garcia - the guy is the Thomas Edison of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

A five-time BJJ World Champion and a four-time ADCC Submission Grappling World Champion, Marcelo is the man to study if you want to elevate your game to the penthouse level of grappling.

Garcia's motto appears to be, if it's not broken, fix it anyway - it can always be better. It's this constant quest for improvement that has enabled him to remain the best of the best.

The Forward by child chess prodigy Josh Waitzkin is also a very informative and enjoyable read, although including Marcelo's email address in the book may not have been Josh's best `move'.

Of Garcia, Waitzkin says "Marcelo's repertoire is in a constant state of evolution, and experimentation is a key part of his process - he is often playing with things around the edges of his arsenal, testing, pushing his boundaries. This is part of how his game always tends to be one step ahead of his opponents"

Advanced Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Techniques is a totally unique training manual that provides alternate moves to baffle your adversaries with cutting-edge tactics. Marcelo hit the bulls eye with this publication.

CONTENTS
Introduction

(1) ARM DRAGS
Standing Arm Drag vs. Seated Arm Drag
Incorporating the Arm Drag

ARM DRAG GRIPS
The Gi Drag
Baiting Wrist Control
* Baiting Wrist Control Option 2
* Alternate Option Cross Grip

ARM DRAG TO THE BACK
Near Grip Arm Drag to Back Control (Standing)
Near Grip Arm Drag to Back Control (Sitting)
Arm Drag to Single Position to Back Control
Arm Drag Leg Trip to Back Control
Arm Drag to Jumping Back Attack

FAILED ARM DRAGS
Failed Arm Drag to Double-Leg Takedown
Failed Arm Drag to Single-Leg (Sitting)
Weak-Side Arm Drag to Double-Leg

(2) ESTABLISHING BACK CONTROL
The Back Body Lock
The Seat Belt
The Hooks
Counter Tactics

BACK BODY LOCK
Breaking Wrist Control
Outside Leg Trip (Breaking Wrist Control 2)
Seatbelt to Back Control
Crab Ride to Back Control
Over the Back Attack Option 1
Over the Back Attack Option 2

SECURING THE SECOND HOOK
Securing the Far Hook Option 1
Securing the Far Hook Option 2
Hip Extension
Counter Roll Escape
Counter Bridge Escape
Counter Hip Escape

COUNTER TACTICS
Counter High Crotch to Back Control
Counter Sitting Single-Leg to Back Control 1
Counter Sitting Single-Leg to Back Control 2
Counter Sitting Single-Leg Option 3
Counter Knee-on-Belly Escape
Counter Side Control Underhook Escape
Counter Side Control Run Escape
Butterfly Guard Sweep to Back Control

(3) SUBMISSIONS FROM BACK CONTROL
Submission before Position

SUBMISSIONS FROM BACK CONTROL
Anatomy of a Rear Naked Choke
Alternate back Choke
Overhook Arm Trap to Rear Choke
Underhook Arm Trap to Rear Choke
Behind-the-Back Arm Trap to Rear Choke
Bow and Arrow Choke
Grip Fighting to the Bow and Arrow Choke
Bow and Arrow Choke Escape Counter
Counter Back Escape to Belly-Down Rear Choke

(4) TAKEDOWNS
Single-Legs and Double Legs
The Clinch

SHOOTING IN
Outside Leg Trip to Drive through Double
Spear Double
Single-Leg Takedown
Single-Leg Trip
Failed Double to Backdoor Finish (Counter Sprawl)
Single-Leg to Sit-Out Switch (Counter Sprawl)

OVER-UNDER CLINCH
Securing the Over-Under Clinch
Single-Leg Scoop
Failed Single-Leg Scoop to Drop Sweep
Countering Double Underhooks

(5) ATTACKING THE GUARD
Breaking the Closed Guard
Passing the Open Guard
Passing the Half Guard

BREAKING THE CLOSED GUARD
Underhook Break
Underhook Break to Sweep Counter
Arm Pin Underhook Break
Knee Push Break

PASSING THE OPEN GUARD
Cross-Knee Variation
Forcing the Cross-Knee Pass
Counter Single-Leg Control with Step-Over Pass
Smash Pass
Smash to Half Guard to Cross-Knee Pass Variation
Counter Underhook to Shin-Block Guard Pass

PASSING THE BUTTERFLY GUARD
Flatten Opponent to Tornado Pass
Leg-Over Pass
Knee Stuff to Mount

(6) SUBMISSIONS
Chokes
Armbars and Omoplatas

CHOKES
Throat Crush
Throat Crush to Guillotine
Counter Single-Leg to Guillotine Choke
Counter Single-Leg to Guillotine Choke (Option 2)
Counter Seated Single-Leg to Throat Crush Guillotine
Counter Seated Single-Leg to Throat Crush Guillotine (Option 2)
Failed Throat Crush to Forward Roll to Bridge Choke
Bait Underhook Get-Up to Mounted Guillotine
North-South Choke

ARMBARS AND OMOPLATAS
Straight Armbar from Mount
Over-the Shoulder Armbar from Mount
Omoplata from Butterfly Guard
Omoplata Roll to Mounted Armbar
Sprawl to Omoplata
Counter Underhook Escape to Omoplata from Side Control
Counter Armbar Escape with Omoplata
Counter Underhook Rscape to Omoplata from Side Control

COUNTER OMOPLATA DEFENSE
Butt Scoot Grip Break
Counter Forward Roll Defense to Forward Roll Finish
Counter Bridge Escape to Omoplata Finish
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Excellent instruction from one of the best 1 Dec. 2011
By R. Ma - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
In the world of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Marcelo Garcia needs no introduction. If you happened upon this title by perhaps searching for grappling books and are unfamiliar with his reputation, I'll explain it thusly: Garcia is a phenom. He is the type of BJJ practitioner that makes other black belts who have dedicated their lives to BJJ look like they haven't trained a day in their life when they compete against him. A cursory search on Youtube for Garcia's matches bears out this fact.

However, being an exceptional practitioner doesn't necessarily translate to an ability to convey that in an instructional manual. There are books out there by a great number of BJJ experts that are not successful in translating their expertise to the regular training Joe. That is not the case with this book. Garcia, with the help of Marshal Carper and Glen Cordoza, has been able to break down many of the techniques that make him a multi BJJ World Champion. Additionally, he provides the strategies behind the techniques that make them so successful, which, in my opinion, is even more valuable.

This book succeeds for several reasons. First, like many Victory Belt publications, the photography captures the techniques from both the typical and reverse angles. BJJ has been called a game of inches, and it is critical to see the positions of all the limbs in action during a technique. Second, the quality of the writing is top-notch. Often in martial arts books, the text takes a far back seat to the photography, much to the detriment of the overall instruction. Not the case here; it is well written and a pleasure to read. Third, much like Marcelo's game itself, it focuses on several key techniques: arm drags, back control, takedowns, guard passes and submissions. The techniques themselves are not what make this an "advanced" book; the focus on offense and the philosophy and strategies Garcia employs to make these techniques successful are what makes this a book for the serious BJJ artist. For a practitioner like myself, who is far more interested in the concepts and intricacies of BJJ than learning some esoteric maneuver, it is an ideal book to elevate my game. Highly recommended.
16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
A must have book for all BJJ / submission grapplers. 15 Nov. 2011
By Charles E. Slade - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Advanced Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Techniques by Marcello Garcia is another great title to be added to the grapplers library. Where as his first book, The X Guard, was very specific to one particular element of Garcia's style, ABJJT includes a broader approach to the art.
Anyone who has seen Marcelo Garcia compete can tell you he has a high technical ability and it shows in the book. The photos hit all the key points of the techniques and the text compliments and explains the nuances perfectly. Garcia is not a physically imposing fighter so the tiny details he shows in the book help explain how he got to the top of the grappling food chain.
My favorite part of the book (thus far) is the chapters on submissions. Garcia covers them all...chokes, armbars, omoplatas, and how to transition from one to another. Marcelo is an extremely fluid fighter so it is a safe bet that if he shows it, he has trial tested it in competition.
This book gets a five star rating. ABJJT and Jiu-jitsu University by Saulo Ribeiro would be a great combo for anyone looking to start BJJ or take their grappling game to a higher level.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Great book 30 Nov. 2011
By J. Valen - Published on Amazon.com
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The day I got this book I literally chose only two specific techniques and a counter as well used marcelo's approach to grappling(which is constantly attack)and later that same evening I passing guards with ease. The techniques and mindset of the book are great. The techniques because it is his exact game and it flows very smoothly together. The mindset has it's advantages being prepared not to prevent the opponents attack but preparing to counter his defense.

The only thing that keeps me from giving this book 5 stars is that they promote his website alot through out the book. Which is good for those people who already are members, but to promote it so hard they should have at least gave a one week free trial for us to use the book in conjunction with the site. I didn't like the approach of trying to sell me one thing after another.

All in all simple, effective jiu jitsu, with a great read on Marcelo's life. Hope this helps guys
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
The "Jiu-Jitsu Jesus" gives us the closest thing to a BJJ Bible 29 Nov. 2011
By Nick Powers - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
As an avid practitioner and fan of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu I'm more than familiar with the name Marcelo Garcia, whom many have argued is the best grappler in the world. Since he stormed onto the scene by making a statement at ADCC 2003, Marcelo's aura has grown. Although it's been made clear that he himself is not invincible, his flaws have perhaps made way for him to improve his game even more-so than many thought was possible.

Alongside co-author Marshal Carper, acclaimed author of "The Cauliflower Chronicles", Marcelo provides us with a look into his mindset and the tools he is willing to share that have brought him to the top of BJJ in "Advanced Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Techniques". For a white belt like myself, the book seemed a bit intimidating since it looked more like a manual, and usually I'm more concerned with not getting submitted than how my opponent got their position. Plus, I was afraid it would become more of a task to read than a pleasure, sort of like the iTunes Terms of Service. Thankfully that wasn't the case, and it's safe to say that one run-through of ABJJT will leave you anticipating when you can re-start it.

The sections of the book vary and give the reader a strong base (no pun intended) of techniques to acquire and try out: Arm drags, Establishing back control, Submissions from back control, Takedowns, Attacking the guard and Submissions. One of the biggest pet peeves I hear from jiu-jitsu players who have previously invested time in learning from books is either lack of visual aids, or simply bad quality of the visual aids. Neither of these apply to any part of ABJJT, with every section displaying vibrant color photos of set-ups, transitions, adjustments and finishes of the maneuvers. The best parts, though, are the multiple angles that show Marcelo's positioning and technique to give the reader an overall view of how the move is supposed to look from every which-way. Who hasn't had to get up and move around the mat while your instructor is showing a move in order to see how your body needs to be positioned?

There's no doubt that these techniques are quite in-depth, some more than others, and you'll have to carefully pay attention to detail in order to get the big picture. But that should not deter you from taking the time necessary to really study the various techniques and attacks that Marcelo offers in this publication. Since his last book dealt specifically with X guard, which all BJJ players may not utilize as much or as well, it's safe to say that this book is a much better starting point.

Remember, reps and mat time are what improve your game the most, so once you're comfortable with these moves, DRILL THEM! They're probably not going to work right off the bat, but practice makes perfect. Well, in BJJ it's more like almost perfect.
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