This month, GRACIEMAG shows why it’s the Jiu-Jitsu magazine preferred by practitioners, from teachers and hard-nosed competitors all the way to beginners shrimping for the first time.
This issue, we bring you the cover story “The end of bullying’s days – How Jiu-Jitsu can save you and your family from embarrassment, violence and humiliation.” What’s more, to further help you train happy, we threw together an unbeatable deal for you: buy a two-year subscription to the magazine and get a brand new gi free!
Have you experienced bullying in the flesh? Do you hate feeling afraid of something or someone? The solution is in Jiu-Jitsu, and this month GRACIEMAG serves up a list of the reasons why – amid a handful of valuable lessons from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’s two supreme voices: Carlos and Helio Gracie.
“Fear – so often appalling to us – is nothing more than the state where a man questions his own strengths, his own power. Hence, the more aware we are of our possibilities and resources, the more confident we’ll be in facing the situations we encounter. When we are confident in ourselves and – most of all – when this state is achieved after having proved our experience, the easier it will be for us to be masters of our own domain,” Grandmaster Carlos Gracie would preach.
In the FACE TO FACE section, world champion and MMA star Bibiano Fernandes teaches how you can get your Jiu-Jitsu fast like the Amazonian “Flash”, and guarantees: To up your gas tank in training, first you have to beat your mind!
Can you imagine that, all these lessons and a free, spanking new gi delivered to your doorstep? Subscribe now!
But there’s more.
In this month’s special, we highlight what we learned from the life and works of BJ Penn, detailing indispensable lessons based on the great champion’s life. An example: “Never forget to have fun! I made Jiu-Jitsu my lifestyle when I was 17. I train every day and do it because training’s fun. If it wasn’t, I wouldn’t have the motivation to put in so much effort.”
In TRAINING PROGRAM, five pages on how to execute Jiu-Jitsu’s most intricate and eyeful sweep. Check out the article.
Which Jiu-Jitsu techniques do indeed work in the UFC? We picked the brains of Carlos Condit’s current grappling coach to find out. And ATT forerunner Ricardo Libório explains how he rekindled the Jiu-Jitsu flame after a trying occurrence in his family.
In the TRAINING FOR WARRIORS section, Martin Rooney points out the right workout for you to get powerful and, mainly, functional arms for upping your Jiu-Jitsu game.
And there are can’t-miss lessons in store for you in the GMA section. Find out which of the Jiu-Jitsu professors and students from our association shone at the Montreal Open and American Nationals, and bolster your game with three positions taught by World Championship-winning siblings Rafa and Gui Mendes.
Now in INTRO: Carol Gracie shows that Jiu-Jitsu’s for ladies too; the expectations surrounding the Metamoris Pro get addressed; where coffee comes in on the Gracie Diet; and 10 tips for beginning Jiu-Jitsu practitioners, taught by Marcos “Parrumpinha” DaMatta. To wrap up, check out ANTHOLOGY to find out how Ronaldo Jacaré doubles his weight to make life hard on his opposition in Jiu-Jitsu and MMA.
Enjoy the read, subscribe to get the magazine on your doorstep every month – and get you brand new gi!