Volume 1: Closing the Distance, Takedowns and Essential Mount Escape Techniques: Believe it or not, the safest way to control a bigger and stronger opponent, while standing, is to go into a clinch. Rorion and Royce share simple techniques for taking the fight to the ground and stabilizing the mounted position. Also, in a real fight, you are most vulnerable when you are on the ground and your opponent is on top of you. In this video you will learn easy, practical ways to get out of this most dangerous situation.
Volume 2: Passing the Guard and Headlock Escapes: When your opponent is lying down with his legs around your waist, you are in his guard... and at his mercy if you cannot escape! Let Rorion and Royce show you how to effectively pass the guard and get the upper hand. In a real fight, one of the most common and painful holds is the headlock. In this tape, you will also learn many easy and clever ways to escape from these frightening holds.
Volume 3: Finishing Holds-Armlocks and Chokes: Discover how to obtain absolute control of the fight by disabling your opponent with these dynamic finishing holds. In this videotape, Rorion and Royce Gracie will amaze you with simple, effective armlocks and chokes.
Bonus Features on Each DVD Include:
• Ryron and Rener Gracie, third generation Gracie Family members, sharing some of the most recent technical innovations, strategies and training tips to complement the teachings from the original instructional series. These new features are guaranteed to take your understanding of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu to the next level.
• The Gracie Museum –Travel in time with Rorion Gracie, as he shares with you the history of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu through a rare look at original photos, memorabilia and newspaper clippings dating back to the early 1930’s. Understand the roots of the world’s largest sports family.
This is the best gift you could ever receive. I bought mine when they first came out, I would like to get the similar on DVD with Royce and Rorian, it's the one that has Street Smarts and the other tapes, It thought it was Royce and Rixson, I guess because I followed all their fights before the UFC started and I continued to watch them in their Careers along with their other brothers in matches in the US and Japan. Their father created something all civilized people need to know for protection. The great thing about it is size doesn't matter and you can control a violent person long enough to talk some sense into him, so there's no need to hurt him or her. My wife is from Hawaii and her brothers both taught Karate all their lives. the difference is Karate you usually have to hurt someone to protect yourself. Gracie Jiu Jitsu is something every member of your family needs to know in this uncivilized world, and I've have worked throughout my life to help teach Earth people be civilized. uno la raza y nada mas. thank you to the Gracie Family.
This set is very basic and the guard pass is dangerous, but Rorion is a good teacher and skillfully conveys the main skills necessary to implement BJJ in a self-defence situation.
The techniques on the tapes are very basic. The set shows only a small number of moves. The video quality is poor. The price is very high.
OOOOOOOOOOLD school stuff on this set, most everything is WAY too outdated to be effective against anyone with a little grappling knowledge.
The passing the guard techniques shown on this set are really outdated and will probably get you triangled if you attempted them. I would recommend going with the intermediate series instead.