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BJJ blogs have been in the business for some time now, and Gerry Costa is one of the major influencers in the field. Most commonly known by the nickname “Kid Peligro,” Gerry is a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt holder and the student of Royler Gracie, who was a great blogger in the field of Jiu-Jitsu. Kid Peligro, Gracie’s replica of sorts, is not just a blogger and a published author but also a great fan and follower of other sports such as Ginastica Natural and Surfing. The man remains to be a great inspiration to the current generation of aspirants, making his life worth knowing. Let us have a closer look at what mysticism resides within this man.
Kid Peligro is a native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He grew up in the country with fervent enthusiasm for surfing in the beaches. Kempo was the first martial art that Kid tried exceling at, but he only managed to dabble at it since he wasn’t excited about what it had to offer. Although he reached the degree of brown belt in the Chinese style martial art, it was the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that rose him into fame. He was enchanted by the experiences while training for Jiu-Jitsu, something he didn’t have when he surfed or tried Kempo. Nothing has stopped him from achieving more feats in the sport.
Carlos Gama, a friend of Kid Peligro, introduced Kid to Jiu-Jitsu and trained together in the coaching classes at a young age. Nelson Monteiro trained Kid Peligro in the initial years until he received the purple belt. Kid moved coaches and ended up training under Royler Gracie, and it was this academy that awarded him the brown and black belts. Kid Peligro befriended Abu Dhabi Sheik, Mr Tahnoon Bin Zayed through Jiu-Jitsu; he was invited by the Sheik to write for the Abu Dhabi Combat Club website, which he accepted. He went on to write many more blogs for the website, and his reputation grew over the years both as a writer and a Jiu-Jitsu expert. Apart from all this, Kid Peligro is also a Ginastica Natural instructor. He and his wife got involved in Jiu-Jitsu and also conduct training for students, and it started when she earned the blackbelt after their marriage.
As more people are coming into the field of martial arts, there is a high demand for the provision of techniques that actually work. Augmenting the skills of the aspiring masters of the art will need an in-depth study on the subject, and every person who is trained has to prepare their minds to face the challenges that lie ahead. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one such martial art that has become popular over the past few decades. Several masters of the art have passed their knowledge to the current generation to keep the art alive for many more years.
John Machado is one of the top grappling authorities in the United States who has helped many of the students to attain a better understanding of Jiu-Jitsu through his descriptions about the various self-defense techniques. Breaking and choking techniques are the main constituents of this session that covers the strategies of Jiu-Jitsu. All masters invest time into guiding the aspirants so that they take it the right way; so, martial arts are to be taken in its truest sense of being a form of self-defense. Let us have a look at the techniques used in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
1. Punch Defense
You can excel at this by using the TRITAC Frame 1, which is a form of defending your body from being hurt. Framing is a mode of protecting your head from the blow of your opponent. It helps in covering your head and protecting your whole body whenever it is necessary. Haymaker punches are common in combat; so, you need to learn how to defend against them. Once you practice it well, you can enter the grappling range with the Frames. You might not be able to grapple with your opponent if you are unable to connect with him/her. Therefore, it is a vital aspect that you need to pay more attention to while practicing Jiu-Jitsu self-defense.
2. Osoto Gari
One of the most important methods of self-defense in Jiu-Jitsu, Osoto Gari is an original throw of Judo. You can learn this move that was developed by Jigoro Kano from an over hook control. It has also been incorporated as a foot technique into the list of the current 67 throws of Kodokan Judo. Every student who does takedowns will have to learn this in the first sessions.
3. Arm Bar Technique
This is an easy self-defense technique that you can excel at by practicing regularly. The standing Jiu-Jitsu Arm bar technique has its roots in the Japanese mode of fighting. It is also a perfect application in the seated arm bar version of BJJ. In the Japanese version, you will learn to stay on your feet since you have to deal with weapons like blades used by Samurais.
4. Side Control Escape
You might find it extremely difficult to escape from this position since it locks your motion tactics. Start learning it from the basics and continue with the several other variations to it in order to escape side control. It would be a time-consuming task; so, you will need to be patient with the classes you take.
Mastering the sport of Jiu-jitsu becomes easier to achieve in life if you have been pursuing it for a long time. However, feats don’t come your way overnight; you have to earn them through laborious physical sessions and mental preps. Getting oneself ready for the game of Jiu-jitsu includes not just the coaching sessions and gym workouts but also the wisdom you gain with every stage. It matters since you need to have theoretical knowledge about a particular subject to put them into practice. Being a mere follower of this Brazilian form of martial art also puts you in a position to learn more about it through books. Here are a few books you can read about jiu-jitsu.
1. Mastering Jujitsu
Mastering Jujitsu is a book written by Renzo Gracie, Jr. Carlos Gracie and John Danaher. It discusses the origins of the art and personal techniques; the impact the Gracies had on the art, and their strategies are also covered in the book. The flow of movement required to dominate the opponent and many other subtleties of their techniques are also demonstrated in the book through the writing and photos. Skill development and a better knowledge of the tactics aren’t the only benefits of reading this book; you also get introduced to the concept of combat phases in the art, which can help you with the attacks from any phase.
2. Jiu-Jitsu University
Saulo Ribeiro, a six-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion, penned this book with substantial support from Kevin Howell. Ribeiro, who is known for his flawless technique and functional knowledge, shared these details with the public for the first time through his writings. The book covers a lot of areas that focus on more than 200 techniques that can help you progress through each stage from white to black belt. Jiu-Jitsu is a must-read for everyone who aspires to be a master of the art since it illuminates the common errors in certain moves to recommend remedies for it.
3. Kodokan Judo: The Essential Guide to Judo by Its Founder Jigoro Kano
For this book to be on this list, a reason exists that may astonish you. The martial art of Judo is being covered comprehensively in the book with an authoritative guide to every little detail. You will find it useful in the course of learning jiu-jitsu since Judo has its roots in this Brazilian martial art; so, you can find a glossary that applies to all these forms of martial art.
4. Falling Hard: A Journey into the World of Judo
Mark Law, a British journalist who was least enthusiastic about sports, was hit by a whim to take up Judo. It led to him being completely hooked to the sport, which made him write the love letter to Judo in the form of Falling Hard. Many of his experiences are interwoven with the history of the sport to open up many unexplored areas of Judo. An outsider’s perspective of the martial art is worth reading for the novelty it holds in the balance between humor and reality.