Principles and Concepts for Grapplers: Judo, BJJ, Wrestling and other grappling arts (Knowledge for Grapplers)
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Sylvain Galibert
- Publish Date: 2017-03-18
Principles are the reasons why techniques work... or don't. There are hundreds of thousands of techniques, but they all rely on a relatively small set of principles: Breaking the balance, distributing your weight, conserving energy, applying leverage... Once you know and understand the major principles behind grappling techniques, new techniques become easier to learn, all techniques become clearer, and your ability to make the techniques work for you will increase as well. Understanding HOW, WHY, and WHEN the moves work will bring your grappling to a new level. Every decent grappling book will cover some principles along with techniques, but I have never found a book explaining principles and concepts into any kind of depth. This book is meant to bridge that gap and concentrates on principles and concepts, along with explanations, examples and illustrations. Even though my own background is in Judo, BJJ and Karate, these principles are common to all grappling arts, from Judo and BJJ to Sambo, Wrestling, Catch, Luta Livre, etc. I hope you will find value in it. There are also added a couple bonus chapters in this edition covering fundamentals of anatomy and strategy for grapplers. If you are interested in my take on these subjects, please let me know.