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Jiu-Jitsu on the Brain [Kindle Edition]

Mark Johnson
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Jiu-Jitsu on the Brain is a little book about Brazilian jiu-jitsu. It’s not a grab-the-lapel-with-your-left-hand kind of book. There are no techniques in it; it’s not an instructional text. Those books already exist, and some of the most brilliant masters of jiu-jitsu have written them. This is a book about the everyday jiu-jitsu, the lessons that we learn on and off the mat, lessons we absorb from not only our professors, but also our peers, lessons about BJJ and life.

Section Titles include:

Alligator Arms
Cooking Your Opponent: A Recipe for Meathead Soup
Jiu-Jitsu as Mistress
If the Bone is Poking Through the Skin, it’s Broken
Wipe your Bum
Technique: The Great Equalizer
An Expensive Gi will not Improve your Jiu-Jitsu
There is no Dim Mak
Technique Freaks

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 179 KB
  • Print Length: 74 pages
  • Publisher: Mark Johnson (7 Jan. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006V5AFYE
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #130,999 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Decent value when your daily BJJ dose. 4 April 2013
By Splossy
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This is quite an interesting little book on the non-technical aspects of BJJ. If you're into BJJ or thinking about getting into it then you'll most likely enjoy it. There's nothing new but it's nicely put together and makes for a lightly diverting read about your favorite sport.

BTW I'm in agreement with the author that the weave of your Gi is of no importance at all to BJJ.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great read! 12 July 2013
By Blaze
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A fantastic insight into some of the areas of BJJ that aren't found in technical books or even in classes. Written by someone with a real passion for his art, this comes across in the many anecdotes found within the pages. The only bad point, it's too short, I wanted to keep reading and reading but I guess all good things come to an end. Will definitely be looking out for more of this authors work!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great insight for beginners 11 July 2012
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I think this book should be standard issue at any gym/club/academy for any new starts; seriously. It encapsulates the essence and philosophy behind BJJ albeit from one man's perspective. The funny thing is though, is that his views and philosophies are aren't unique, we all feel the same way which simply highlights the magic of BJJ and the mindset of people that train in BJJ.

While very short, it was a nice read. If I'm ever lucky enough to head over to the USA and I'm in Mark's locale, I'll be sure to swing in by.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding book 7 Feb. 2014
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This is simply awesome. I've just started BJJ and this book was a fantastically written, amusing insight into key things about the art and those who love it. Thoroughly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A joy to read 5 May 2015
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I too have found BJJ which led me to read this book, a great read, my journey has only just begun, and I'm very excited about the future, can't wait to get on the mats and roll.
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