Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Books

 

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art and combat sport that has captivated practitioners worldwide with its emphasis on ground fighting and submission techniques. Its rich history is a testament to innovation, adaptability, and the pursuit of excellence.

The origins of BJJ trace back to the early 20th century, when Mitsuyo Maeda, a Japanese judoka and member of Jigoro Kano's Kodokan, traveled to Brazil. In 1914, Maeda began teaching judo, which at the time was often referred to interchangeably with jujutsu, to Carlos Gracie. Carlos, along with his younger brother Hélio Gracie, adapted and refined these techniques, emphasizing leverage, timing, and efficiency to accommodate smaller and weaker practitioners.

Hélio Gracie's contributions were particularly transformative. Due to his smaller stature, he modified traditional judo techniques, focusing on maximizing leverage and technique over brute strength. This approach allowed him to successfully challenge larger and stronger opponents, laying the foundation for what would become Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

The Gracie family played a pivotal role in popularizing BJJ through a series of open challenges and competitions known as the "Gracie Challenges." These events demonstrated the effectiveness of BJJ against other martial arts styles and cemented its reputation as a superior ground-fighting system.

In the 1990s, BJJ's global recognition skyrocketed with the inception of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Royce Gracie, representing his family's art, dominated the early UFC tournaments, showcasing the effectiveness of BJJ in no-holds-barred competition. This success led to an explosion of interest in BJJ, with academies opening worldwide and the martial art becoming a staple in mixed martial arts (MMA) training.

Today, BJJ is practiced by millions of people across the globe, from hobbyists and self-defense enthusiasts to professional fighters and competitors. It continues to evolve, with practitioners constantly innovating and expanding its techniques and strategies.

Our store offers a curated selection of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu books that delve into its rich history, techniques, and philosophies. Whether you're a seasoned practitioner or new to BJJ, these books provide invaluable insights into the art's legacy and mastery. Explore our collection and deepen your understanding of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu through the voices and experiences of its most influential figures.

Comfort in Darkness: The Invisible Power of Jiu Jitsu Book by Rickson Jiu-jitsu (Audio CD)

Comfort in Darkness: The Invisible Power of Jiu Jitsu Book by Rickson Jiu-jitsu (Audio CD)

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Comfort in Darkness: The Invisible Power of Jiu Jitsu Book by Rickson Jiu-jitsu (Hardcover)

Comfort in Darkness: The Invisible Power of Jiu Jitsu Book by Rickson Jiu-jitsu (Hardcover)

Regular price $42.00 CAD
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Rickson Gracie Breathe A life in flow Brazilian Jiu jitsu Legend Peter Maguire forward by Jocko Willink

Breathe: A Life in Flow Book by Rickson Gracie

Regular price $31.00 CAD
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BJJ Instructional Book & DVD by Oswaldo Alves & Fredson Paixao - Budovideos Inc

BJJ Instructional Book & DVD by Oswaldo Alves & Fredson Paixao (Preowned)

Regular price $84.00 CAD
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Easy Self Defense Book & DVD by Mitsuyoshi Hayakawa - Budovideos Inc

Easy Self Defense Book & DVD by Mitsuyoshi Hayakawa (Preowned)

Regular price $84.00 CAD
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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Techniques Book by Jean Jacques Machado (Preowned) - Budovideos

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Techniques Book by Jean Jacques Machado

Regular price $62.00 CAD
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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Guaranteed Victory! Book w QR Codes by Mitsuyoshi Hayakawa

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Guaranteed Victory! Book w QR Codes by Mitsuyoshi Hayakawa

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Self Defense or Jiu-jitsu Achievable by Everyone Book by Mitsuyo

Self Defense or Jiu-jitsu Achievable by Everyone Book by Mitsuyo "Conde Koma" Maeda

Regular price $34.00 CAD
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Mitsuyo Maeda in the UK 1907 - 1908 Book

Mitsuyo Maeda in the UK 1907 - 1908 Book

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A Judo Warrior's Journey Around the Globe: America 1904-1907 by Mitsuyo Maeda

A Judo Warrior's Journey Around the Globe: America 1904-1907 by Mitsuyo Maeda

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Daily Budo Training Journal

Daily Budo Training Journal

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Best of CFW Grappling Magazine 2002 Book Judo MMA K1 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Best of CFW Grappling Magazine 2002 Book Judo MMA K1 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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Best of CFW Grappling Magazine 2001 Book Judo MMA K1 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Best of CFW Grappling Magazine 2001 Book Judo MMA K1 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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The Grappler's Handbook 1 Gi & Nogi Techniques Book by Jean Jacques Machado (Preowned)

The Grappler's Handbook 1 Gi & Nogi Techniques Book by Jean Jacques Machado (Preowned)

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Robert Drysdale BJJ History 2 Book Set

Robert Drysdale BJJ History 2 Book Set

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The 32 Principles: Harnessing the Power of Jiu-Jitsu to Succeed in Business, Relationships, & Life Book by Rener Gracie (Hardcover)

The 32 Principles: Harnessing the Power of Jiu-Jitsu to Succeed in Business, Relationships, & Life Book by Rener Gracie (Hardcover)

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The Rise and Evolution of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: From Vale-Tudo, to Carlson Gracie, to its Democratization Book by Robert Drysdale

The Rise and Evolution of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: From Vale-Tudo, to Carlson Gracie, to its Democratization Book by Robert Drysdale

Regular price $51.00 CAD
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Mastering The 21 Immutable Principles Of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Book by Paulo Guillobel (Preowned)

Mastering The 21 Immutable Principles Of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Book by Paulo Guillobel (Preowned)

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Mitsuyo Maeda: The Man Who Created the Gracies Manga Book 2 (Preowned)

Mitsuyo Maeda: The Man Who Created the Gracies Manga Book 2 (Preowned)

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Mitsuyo Maeda: The Man Who Created the Gracies Manga Book 1 (Preowned)

Mitsuyo Maeda: The Man Who Created the Gracies Manga Book 1 (Preowned)

Regular price $126.00 CAD
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