Brazilian Jiujitsu: Ground-Fighting Combat
Brazilian Jiujitsu: Ground-Fighting Combat
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Annotation: Describes Brazilian jiujitsu (BJJ) and its origins in Japanese judo, as well as the gear, moves, competitions, and top athletes connected to Brazilian jiujitsu.
Catalog Number: #600013970
Format: Ebook
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Copyright Date: 2012
Edition Date: c2012
Pages: 32 p.
Territory: US Only
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-7613-8921-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-7613-8921-7
Dewey: 796.81520981
Language: English
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Brazilian jiujitsu is a sport rooted in Japanese judo and refined in Brazil. Unlike the Japanese form of the art, which has more stand-up, self-defensive poses, Brazilian jiujitsu is done mostly on the ground, and students practice moves especially helpful to smaller people defending themselves against larger attackers. This compact volume, heavily illustrated with photographs of participants in many poses, also covers the history of the sport, its relationship to a peaceful and harmonious life, the founders of Brazilian jiujitsu, and the spread of its popularity. There are also descriptions of equipment (not much) and techniques (many). The U.S. Army selected Brazilian jiujitsu as its martial art of choice, adding an extra bit of bragging rights to the sport. Kids wanting to know more will find useful information at the conclusion.
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This series offers students of martial arts action-packed photographs and detailed, overly dense text. Providing an overview of combat sports, each volume includes a definition and the history/culture of the sport as well as a listing of necessary equipment and an explanation of critical moves. Chapters identify celebrity men and women and their involvement with each sport. Reading list, websites. Glos., ind.
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Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Word Count: 2,993
Reading Level: 5.5
Interest Level: 4-7
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 5.5 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 149021 / grade: Middle Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:5.2 / points:3.0 / quiz:Q58257
Lexile: 860L

Did you know that Brazilian jiujitsu (BJJ) has its origins in Japanese judo? Samurai warriors used judo for self-defense. In the early 1900s, judo masters brought the martial art to Brazil. Over time, the sport evolved into Brazilian jiujitsu, where the weight and height of the players are not as important as technique and strategy. With the proper training, practice, and equipment, BJJ is a safe way to stay in shape. Enter the Martial Arts Sports Zone to learn about the history, gear, moves, competitions, and top athletes connected to Brazilian jiujitsu. You'll discover: * Who the Gracie family is and how its members created BJJ. * What some of the top BJJ moves are, including the armbar and the rear naked choke. * How the U.S. Army uses BJJ in training for hand-to-hand combat. * What role BJJ has in mixed martial arts competitions worldwide. Are you into sports? Then get in the zone!

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