Favorite Resources

 

Welcome to my library, Student of Jiu-Jitsu! Below you’ll find my collection of favorite BJJ resources.

Please note that while I may earn a small commission on any item that you purchase from one of the attached links (at no additional cost to you, of course!), any item that is listed here is one that I have personally and carefully selected. I have found these resources incredibly useful on my own Jiu-journey.

Lastly, if you have found any great resources that I haven’t listed, Contact me and let me know!

Media (DVDs, Apps, etc.)

W.A.R.: Catch Wrestling 4 DVD Set

This may seem like a strange recommendation for a BJJ resource, but most of the fundamentals in this DVD set relate directly to Jiu-Jitsu. Coach Billy Robinson was the last living great master of Catch-As-Catch-Can Wrestling, a nearly lost art. Catch Wrestling took details from grappling arts from around the world well over 100 years ago and honed them into a razor-sharp form of wrestling that was designed to submit opponents quickly. This DVD set will help you view Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from a different angle and find submissions in places you never considered. If you want to stand out in your gym, purchase this set and study it well.


Books

Jiu-Jitsu University by Saulo Ribeiro

This book is a pretty amazing value that I wished I had discovered back when I was a white belt. Whereas most books discuss a series of disjointed techniques, this book ties it all together into a fundamentally sound system for studying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. My favorite part about the book is it is separated into sections based on belt rank. In each section, he re-explores the fundamental positions and adds new details/techniques. This book will take you from trying to survive at the white belt level to becoming a submission-focused black belt. There are hundreds of techniques detailed in this book, meaning it has tremendous re-reading value. If you only have one book in your BJJ library, it needs to be this one.


Websites

Grapplers Review (http://www.grapplersreview.com/)

I love this site. I have found the reviews for gear to always be fair and impartial. Before spending money on a new gi or rash guard, I always check this site first. There is nothing worse than spending over $100 on an awesome looking gi only to have it rip after only a few classes. Go to Grapplers Review and check it out first. You won’t be disappointed.

Note: I don’t receive any commission or advertisement from Grapplers Review. This is honestly just a fantastic site and you should always go there before buying any new gear.