The Lazy Man’s Guide to Grappling

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A lazy mans way of coping with hard-charging grappling environments.

Check out my grappling books on Amazon: Tapmonster: Ideas about Grappling for BJJ and Submission WrestlersGrappling for Newbies20 Ways to Increase Grappling Skills off the MatThe Lazy Man’s Guide to Grappling and much more.

With The Lazy Man’s Guide to GrapplingI decided to look at grappling from a humorous point of view. This book is  semi-autobiographical and all too real look at what goes on behind the scenes in the grappling world. I discussed the underbelly of grappling environments that exist but no one ever really talks about.

I started grappling in my 20s and in my 30s I am still going strong, but throughout my experience I have had to deal with many issues that affected my ability and desire to continue grappling. The loss of flexibility, weight gain, aging in general, injuries, humiliation on the mat, 30 minute warm-ups, over aggressive newbies, issues with claustrophobia caused by grappling and sometimes the feeling that I was a victim in a snuff film have all played a role in my level of motivation in my grappling career.

I’ve developed a number of coping strategies and have observed other people’s coping strategies and I share them in this book. It’s a light-hearted take on issues rarely discussed in the grappling community and I felt if someone had to pull up the mats and see what was under them, then it might as well be me. In the book I discussed:

Lazy Man Takedowns

The Truth about Warmups

Magic Funk Taps

Credit Vision

Superhero Taps

Blue Belt Heaven

Injured Grapplers’ Psyche Out Methods

and more.

I had fun writing it and found myself laughing at my own thoughts quite often. So if you are interested in a fun and entertaining read on the art and sport that we all enjoy, check out The Lazy Man’s Guide to Grappling.

Bakari – aka Jiujitsu365

Oh yeah, I also wrote Grappling for Newbies but I  never officially plugged it on this blog. Check it out too!

What every new BJJ and Submission Grappler should know!

7 thoughts on “The Lazy Man’s Guide to Grappling

    Nate said:
    October 7, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Is there a PDF version available for those of us who do not have a Kindle and do not plan on buying one?

    jiujitsu365 said:
    October 7, 2010 at 11:32 am

    Thanks for the interest Nate,

    A lot of the smart phones (iphone, blackberry, Android, etc.) allow you to download Kindle apps and it can be read from there.

    But Amazon also allows readers to download Kindle onto their computers (Macs included).

    I will see what I can do about loading it as a PDF version.

    Cataniacalcio said:
    October 9, 2010 at 9:12 am

    Very helpful. Thanks! 🙂

    jiujitsu365 said:
    October 9, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Glad to help!

    Jonathon said:
    October 18, 2010 at 11:52 pm


    Ha, Ha! This concept is too funny! I can’t wait to read it as I’m sure I’ll see some of the things I do to get by.

    jiujitsu365 said:
    October 19, 2010 at 8:53 am

    I appreciate it Jonathon!

    I had a ball writing it and everyone I read passages to laughed a lot, whether they practiced grappling or not!

    Casey said:
    October 23, 2010 at 7:39 pm


    I bought your book on my Kindle app for the iphone. I’ve been reading it when riding the subway to work. People kept staring at me because I could not stop laughing.

    I hope you write more books like these, we need stuff like this.

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