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The hallmark of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is the guard position. BJJ not only teaches you how to defend from your back, but how to be comfortable off of it and attack from it. If you cannot fight from your back, your are not fully prepared to fight. Strategic Guard is a detailed, organized examination of the guard with an emphasis on obtaining and maintaining the guard and attacking from the open guard. Strategic Guard is packed with over 2800 color photos arranged in intuitive, easy-to-follow spreads. Grappling Arts Publications prides itself on its innovative visual presentations which have redefined how martial arts books are made, and this volume raises the bar again. Techniques are shown from multiple angles so the reader does not miss a thing. Illustrations highlight key points and demonstrate directions of movement and pressure. Thorough text descriptions provide insights and a wealth of detail for even the advanced practitioner. Topics are summarized into flowcharts using thumbnail pictures so that the reader can see the big picture. Strategic Guard stars seventh degree black belt Joe Moreira's unique brand of jiu-jitsu, developed over the course of his 40 years of experience in jiu-jitsu and judo.
Joe Moreira has 40 years of experience in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and the martial arts. He is the star of numerous instructional videos and author of The Guard: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Details and Techniques Volume II. Ed Beneville is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Beneville has various championship titles in the art. He is co-author of Passing the Guard and The Guard, volumes 1 & 2 in this series.