This guide to grappling presents jiu-jitsu practitioners with 112 advanced positions that will give them the tools they need to excel in the sports of submission grappling and no-holds-barred fighting. Master grappler Jean Jacques Machado reveals the minute adjustments in holds and positions that can make the difference between victory and defeat at the championship level. With these tips, high-level competitors will be able to fortify their arsenals with devastating moves that will catch their opponents off guard and end fights quickly, efficiently, and emphatically.
Jean Jacques Machado is a sixth-degree black belt and the head instructor at the RCJ Machado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Tarzana, California. He is a defense tactics consultant to the Los Angeles Police Department, an advisor to the Navy's Special Warfare Development Group, and an instructor for the Navy Seals. He lives in Los Angeles. Kid Peligro is a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and the winner of two World Masters titles. He is a columnist for Grappling and Gracie, the coauthor of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense Techniques, and author of The Gracie Way: An Illustrated History of the World's Greatest Martial Arts Family. He lives in San Diego, California.