From the look of it, this month’s GRACIEMAG is the magazine with the most succulent content for Jiu-Jitsu practitioners of the year. That’s the editors’ assessment, but our readers are the best judges. Rush and get yours, and share your verdict with us.
The triangle dossier
“When I sink a triangle I always try to grab the leg, but my objective isn’t the sweep; it’s to create greater adduction and thus greater pressure for the finish” – Rodrigo Cavaca
One of Jiu-Jitsu’s most popular attacks, perhaps even the one used most in competition, it has finally been dissected by the sport’s elite, at GRACIEMAG’s behest.
There’s valuable insight from Bráulio “Carcará” Estima, Caio Terra and, to make things all the more enthralling, from Rodrigo Cavaca, the Jiu-Jitsu professor behind the success of 2012 absolute world champion Marcus “Bochecha”. This issue Cavaca proffers four pointers that led his prized pupil to wield the triangle with tremendous proficiency. To boot, Ary Farias takes us through four innovative positions that will get you to adjust your legs with all the more chokability.
The art of saying NO in Jiu-Jitsu
To achive their goals, fighters have to impose restrictions on their lives. Based on testimony from a number of successful champions, we put together a list of 42 things you should turn down to keep on track on your way to glory in Jiu-Jitsu.
FACE-TO-FACE: The world champ who considered dropping it all
“It happens that a lot of champions, the majority of them I think, can’t stand losing, not even in training” – Leonardo Nogueira
Champion of the world in 2012 and 2011, Leonardo Nogueira is about as well-rounded a fighter as they come. Why’d he want to quit? Find out this issue, and also get treated to some tips on how to put your ego in check and become a better Jiu-Jitsu stylist.
Gracie Diet: 15 meals from Helio Gracie’s menu
Learn to nourish yourself from the late Jiu-Jitsu professor. And that’s not all INTRO’s bringing this month: There’s also the life lessons of Anderson Silva; Jiu-Jitsu and hygiene; how to deal with stagnation; and 10 tips for white belts by professor of Jiu-Jitsu Carlos Líberi of Gracie Barra.
GMA: 2012 American Cup and much more
The lesson in overcoming adversity of Diego “Nosferatu” Herzog and the finest images from the California competition. Also check out the best of what our GMAs got up to last month. Get on the GMA train too; spread the word on all the great things your academy has to offer.
Martin Rooney: Revamp your Jiu-Jitsu
In a Jiu-Jitsu match, most of the time you end up landing in a position requiring you to exert more force with one arm or leg than the other. Routine workouts won’t always be your salvation, though, as Martin Rooney, physical conditioning coach to the toughest of the tough, explains. Learn how to work out right and jumpstart your game.
CHOKE: The lessons of Dan Henderson
The thickest-skinned middle-ager in the UFC today lists what he’s gotten right and wrong over the course of his MMA career. From the Pride FC of the past to present day, he proves why he’s a bona fide threat to Jon Jones’s reign.
ANTHOLOGY: ramp up your training with Saulo Ribeiro
In taking a look back at the ADCC 1999 grappling bout between Saulo Ribeiro and Jeff Monson, we come up with a suggestion on how to turbo boost your training and better distribute your body weight.