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A useful and different take on ground grappling,
This review is from: Mastering the Twister: Jiu-Jitsu for Mixed Martial Arts Competition (Paperback)
I bought this one after having enjoyed Eddie Bravo's work on the rubber guard, and like that book, it does quite a bit more than it says on the tin. It is in fact a guide to the whole 10th Planet top game, focussing primarily on the twister path, but also including useful sections on the mount, back mount, and sprawl. There are plenty of great photos and the instructions are clear. More than that, it links together as a coherent game. My only down point with it is the faint, nagging feeling that things like the gansta lean don't provide as much of a huge improvement on the conventional position as the rubber guard provides over the slightly more defensive closed guard, so some people might not get as much from those sections if they wish to remain with their conventional top positions. Even so, this is a fabulously presented and well taught collection of ideas, which can offer some very different options on top.