Around a month ago I wrote about four books that I think are essential reading for Jiu Jitsu and received a lot of positive feedback from it. So I thought I would take a few minutes to compile another list of great books for Jiu Jitsu students,competitors and teachers world-wide. These four books are also brilliant and I can’t recommend them highly enough!
1. “Gracie Jiu Jitsu: The Master Text” by Grandmaster Helio Gracie.
A beautiful book illustrating the classical techniques of Gracie Jiu Jitsu demonstrated by the Grandmaster himself . “The Master Text” covers all the self-defense techniques against various street attacks as well as his techniques of surviving and winning a fight using Gracie Jiu Jitsu. There is some great reading in the book as well as a discussion on the Gracie diet. This is essential reading for everyone who trains Jiu Jitsu and makes for a great gift for any student of the art!
2. “The Four Hour Work Week” by Timothy Ferriss
A fascinating and inspirational read on lifestyle design. This book inspired me to quit my high paying fulltime job and start teaching Jiu Jitsu as a profession and I have never looked back. One of the best books I have ever read and very thought-provoking. No matter what you are looking for I believe you will find something of great use to you in this book!
3. “Jiu Jitsu University” by Saulo Ribeiro
“Jiu Jitsu University” is widely considered the bible of Jiu Jitsu and for good reason. Saulo explains in great detail his thoughts and philosophies of the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu including his feelings on what is required for the progression through each belt level. “Jiu Jitsu University ” is another essential book for every Jiu Jitsu student’s library, it will definitely improve your understanding of the art as Saulo is a gifted and natural-born teacher of the art.
4. “The Four Hour Body” by Timothy Ferriss
Ok so two books in my recommended reading list by the same author, is he really that good? In a word, “Yes”! In “The Four Hour Body”, Tim goes into painstaking detail to explore how the human body works and how to get more from your own body! This is basically like a hacker’s guide to human performance and Tim has spared no expense in seeking out the leading experts in various fields to learn from and experiment with their thoughts and practises. Another brilliant and thought-provoking book!
So if you like reading, learning and want to take your Jiu Jitsu and life to a whole other level I highly recommend you buy these books and study them as they have the potential to change your life! On a side note if you would like read more articles by me I have started posting some here: http://ezinearticles.com/?Brazilian-Jiu-Jitsu—Leadership-and-Traditional-Values&id=7111267 . Please take a look and let me know what you think!
Good Luck with Your Training and Happy Rolling!
Jiu Jitsu Kingdom