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This is definetely not one of them. Black and white photos have been the bane of judo books for years now, and although most photos have the fighters wearing different colour jackets, inexplicably, in one chapter, they are both wearing white - making identification very difficult.
The descriptions are not good. The comments run: "shift your weight....complete the lock" and that's it.
The techniques described are armlocks, leglocks and chokes. Hardly the essence of BJJ - there are no sweeps, controls, escapes or throws.
Most of the text of the first chapter is in an interview Rigan gave to Grappling magazine, and the rest of the book reads like the technique section of said magazine.
There are two books that are light years ahead of this - Brazilian Jiu-jitsu by Royler and Renzo, and Black Belt Techniques by Rigan's brother, Jean-Jacques.
Jean-Jaques's book is everything that this book isn't. Buy "Black Belt Techniques" and not this.
If you are interested in gaining a good knowledge of basic moves, techniques, etc. from jiu-jitsu to use as either self-defense or to further your knowledge, then this book is for you.
It is one of the more affordable books, yet still is in the league of Gracie jiu-jitsu and more expensive books.
Machado Jiu-Jitsu (an off-shoot of the legendary Gracie Jiu-Jitsu) is very highly regarded for its simplicity and effectiveness.
This book demonstrates how to escape from dangerous positions and holds. How to counter attacks from punches and kicks. How to apply submission holds, such as chokes, armlocks, leg locks and strangles.
If you already study Jiu-Jitsu, this book is an excellent addition to your library. If you don't study grappling or self-defence...this book MAY get you out of deep trouble one day!