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  • Paperback: 138 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (4 Oct. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 149236813X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1492368137
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 0.8 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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first off, This isnt a bad book. However. its only 100 pages of content, the paper is low quality, and there's not a great deal of content. it is therefore overpriced (£12) at the time of writing. It does show a few sweeps and guard passes, but not many, and seems to focus on the conceptual 'small mans game' of a BJJ player. this is fine but if you're purple belt or above you've already figured this stuff out by then. So, a decent book for a small white belt who need's a heads up. for the money though there LOTS of books (royce gracie, saolo ribeiro) you can buy.
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First I would like to say I have fell victim to much bigger guys and at one stage was "stuck"( as I use put it) with one big 19 stone guy for like two weeks and even found it hard to keep guard on him along with every position.

I found myself just putting as much force as I could to counter him, as I now no he was only doing to me no skill just power and weight. After I read this I started to put the tips in this book to use and found after a short time slowly I would his strength to my own strengths , he would push I would transition to back before he could see what I have done.
I now look forward to rolling with him (although I don't think he feels the same).

I would like to thank BJJ video vault and Dan Faggella for making this book so easy to under stand as I am a white belt.
I would defiantly recommend this book as a must read for all BJJ levels who just simply want to improve there overall jujitsu experience, ability and understand meant of the whole aspect of jujitsu.

The book is extremely easy to follow along with step by step pictures to go allow with with the detailed description of what you should be doing in the situation encountered , along with defense and offense move you can do to become your own giant killer.

Tiny price to pay for glory.
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Dan nailed it. All about the back take!
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x95f64f0c) out of 5 stars 39 reviews
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x95f85540) out of 5 stars a unique read 25 Sept. 2013
By harsh dubey - Published on Amazon.com
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The best part of this book is that unlike anything else I have read, it offers a principle based approach to the techniques demonstrated. These are clearly expressed over the arching theme, in essence the philosophy, which is relevant to any broad section of one's game. This allows him to convey key principles that are highly effective to that entire area and can be used to embellish and perfect one's existing game along with providing a great intellectual building block upon which one can develop the specific techniques illustrated in the book.
The techniques discussed by Dan (with great step by step picture guides) are also highly specific for use by a smaller grappler. Through what is obviously a wealth of experience, the author has isolated and demonstrated a very select range of moves that rely very little on strength, size or weight. This is a great help to someone who is relatively new to jiu jitsu as it saves one from the daunting and somewhat impossible task of having to sift through all the available literature and figuring out what works.
In summary, this is a great book for someone who is relatively new to brasilian jiu jitsu or a more experienced grappler who is looking to broaden their understanding of some of the key principles involved within various areas of the sport.
It is short, concise and wastes very little of one's time. Overall an excellent read - well worth the incredibly affordable price!

harsh dubey
immersion MMA, Victoria, Australia
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x967d3b88) out of 5 stars A MUST READ for smaller BJJ Practioners, especially women! 17 Sept. 2013
By Jessica Savoie - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is wonderful! I feel like it was written just for me. All the issues and positions, smashing, being trapped on bottom, etc. described in this book fit me to a T. I am 5'2, 120 pounds. I'm one of the smallest women at my gym. The guys I train with feel like giants to me. I am forever getting squashed or smashed or just held down. My technique and speed is pretty good, but it was still a battle for me each time I stepped on the mats. I usually learn best by hands on teaching, or even video, so I must admit, I was skeptical of "book learning" even with pictures. I've read a few books with pictures that left me even more confused. However, the pictures in this book are very clear and step by step. Even without the description, I think you could get the gist of what to do.
I've always known that I'm probably always going to be smaller and weaker than my opponent and that thought in itself can be a little discouraging. Especially when you're always fighting, trying to survive, from the bottom. One of the best helps for me was the mindset. The mindset that I don't have to be stuck on the bottom-that I need to be the one attacking, not defending. For some, I'm sure that wasn't the best help, but for me it was. I'm smaller, but that means I'm built for speed. I understand better that I need to first of all, attack, and don't stop attacking. Because as long as my opponent is defending, he/she isn't attacking!! As with anything, you make mistakes. The techniques shown in this book will help me recover from many of those mistakes a whole lot quicker now!! It was kind of like getting a private from Dan Fagella, but for SO much less! I am anxious to share some of what I've learned from this book with a few of the ladies at my gym who are struggling as I was. For once, since I began my journey into the BJJ world, I now feel empowered, and that mindset alone, will make a huge difference in each of my training sessions! Throw in the awesome technique he shared and, BIG guys, WATCH OUT! I'm comin' for ya!!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x967d3a8c) out of 5 stars Great book for a great price 15 Sept. 2013
By Ronin1 - Published on Amazon.com
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As an over 40 new blue belt, I thought that this book would be a great chance to improve my game and continue to work on technique more than strength. At 5'11" and 165 I am not always the smaller opponent but most of my training partners outweigh me by at least 30+ pounds. This can make for a tough time even with the newer white belts who can out muscle me at will. After reading the book, I feel that it will definitely allow me to make the adjustments to improve my game.

The book is broken down into easy follow sections. Each of these sections have written descriptions and photos of the instructional techniques. While I typically benefit from a more visual(video) technique, the book does a good job of breaking the technique down. The book not only goes over technique but, the necessary mentality to have while facing a larger opponent. I personally experienced this mentality recently while rolling with a much smaller blue belt. He moved very fast and without hesitation, putting me in a bad spot immediately.

Keep in mind that this book is less than $10 so, it would not be fair to compare it to some of the larger more expensive books out there. You do get more than your money's worth for the instruction that Dan Faggella provides in this book. For those not familiar with Dan, pull up some of his videos and just watch.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x96552660) out of 5 stars Please don't buy the paperback. YouTube links don't belong in books 7 Feb. 2014
By Condor - Published on Amazon.com
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Great information in this book but way over priced. It's about as thick as a magazine. Get the Kindle version. Low quality photos and printing. Looks like computer printouts stapled together.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9655269c) out of 5 stars Photos Aren't Very Good 9 Jan. 2014
By Cliente de Amazon - Published on Amazon.com
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Book is interesting as a guideline for taking on larger opponents but the technique details are of limited use. Techniques are much better conveyed with video than photos and especially in this case where there is to much "space" between the stills such that it is very hard to grasp the movements being made. I would recommend that you supplement the book with any videos you can find on You Tube. BJJ DVDs are ridiculously overpriced ( $80 and up ) but video is the best medium so leverage You Tube and use play lists to compile your own technique libraries.
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