Everyone who takes a class eventually learns the hard way that Brazilian jiu-jitsu is hard on the body, especially if you are passionate about it and want to do it as much as possible. Sparring, working new positions, using your muscles in ways you never used to, it can all lead to some soreness, stiffness, and even injury if you aren’t careful and as you get older, you have to be more careful. You have to think about what moves are going to take you the furthest, and be sharp in your execution. Going in without a game plan might be fun for the teen and adult competitors, but to get the most out of your training you need to have a system or plan you can work with and works with you.
That’s where Mario, and his years of experience as a competitor and instructor, comes in, ready to pass on the knowledge he has as the Gracie family’s first ever Mexican black belt and the head instructor at Renzo Gracie Mexico. Over three volumes, he will lead you through the passes, sweeps, and submissions that you need to keep evolving, even as you balance life on and off the mat.
Plenty of us come to BJJ a little later in life, eager to learn but not always sure what the next steps are. For anyone who is ready to take that next step in testing their game, and is ready to go try a competition, this is the perfect instructional set, complete with dynamic attacks from the feet, and a serious look into the ways that Mario prepares himself and his athletes for serious tournaments. Mario is deliberate in taking you along the process, from the feet, to the mat, to any position you might find yourself in without an answer.
This isn’t just one position or one move broken down in serious detail, this is a full service system that you can use to evolve your ground game into something tailor made to keep you in control.