The tactics and techniques of two of the greatest competitors in the history of mixed martial arts combat, Renzo and Royler Gracie, are captured in this book. Their "grappling" style of martial arts is explained-methods that focus on holds and throws rather than kicks and punches, and come closer to the spirit and nature of real fighting than other martial arts. Covered are the history, rules, philosophy, strategy, and positions of submission grappling, providing a complete account of this increasingly popular sport.
Author Biography: Renzo Gracie is a two-time winner of the Brazilian jiu-jitsu national championships, as well as two-time world champion in the prestigious Abu Dhabi World Submission Wrestling Championship. He teaches Brazilian jiu-jitsu at his elite academy in New York City. He lives in New York City. Royler Gracie has won the world title four times and the Abu Dhabi World Submission Wrestling Championship for two consecutive years. He is the head instructor at the Gracie Humaita Academy in Rio de Janeiro. John Danaher is an instructor at Renzo Gracie's New York City academy. He lives in New York City.