Review of Judo Throws and Takedown Books for Jiu-Jitsu

I got my books that I talked about in my post Should I Learn Judo to Excel in Jiu-Jitsu.  They are:


Judo for Mixed Martial Arts: Advanced Throws, Takedowns, and Ground Fighting Techniques


Throws and Takedowns for Sambo, Judo, Jujitsu and Submission Grappling

The "Judo for Mixed Martial Arts" was the book for me.  Its large color step by step pictures were perfect for my visual learning style.  I thought the organization of the throws and takedowns was excellent with its color coding of pages into sections.  The descriptive text was short and to the point.

"Throws and Takedowns" had a larger collection of just that, throws and takedowns.  It was smaller in size and didn’t have color pictures.  I think in order to really see what is going on its helps to have color.  Its like tying a knot with two pieces of white string or tying one that has two pieces of different colored string.  It is much easier to understand the knot when you see how it interlaces.  It also didn’t show enough pictures.  Where "Judo for Mixed Martial Arts" might show 20 pictures of the throw with different angles "Throws and Takedowns" only showed 6 to 8.  "Throws and Takedowns" had much more descriptive text to make up for the lack of visual content.  Having never done Judo before and I am new to takedowns and throws, it was hard to visualize how a technique was done.

Karo Parisyan got it right in my opinion.  I will be using his book in my quest to improve my BJJ with a arsenal of takedowns and throws from Judo.

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