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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
Great DVD set!
By Hiroshi Takeuchi
Not all the techniques Brandon shows in this DVD works for me. As it is very hard for me to get a triangle on a bigger opponent. But there are many techniques in this DVDs that have changed my game. I can sweep people who are much taller and bigger than me "easier", allowing me to actually achieve a better position. The game changer DVD I find it to be extremely valuable , as well as the escape plan DVD. As I train more and learn new techniques and drills from my instructor, there are more moves in this DVDs that make more sense to me. If you are a smaller person struggling against bigger and stronger opponents at your gym I definitely recommend this DVD.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
Great set with Tons of info
By Amazon Customer
Great Series. I am a BJJ white belt, though I trained in MMA for 2 years prior so I am familiar and comfortable with different positions and basic submissions. What I was missing most was a gameplan, and knowledge of the steps between the basic positions and finishing the submissions. Although this series doesn't teach every possibility (obviously), it does provide go-to ideas and gameplans for every position, with step by step details on setup.
I was frustrated by youtube videos showing me great submission ideas that I wasn't able to set up on a live partner, and I often wasn't sure why I could get into the positions on some opponents and not others. Brandon and Stephan work through setups very well, and show a number of options from major positions that help to counter the opponent's movements. I haven't looked at the no-gi or escapes DVDs yet so I can't comment here, but the top game & takedowns, bottom & guard game, and game changers DVDs are all great, and are worth the money by themselves. Some of the material is very specific, and would be better suited for higher belts, but the vast majority of it is great for me as a mid-level white belt. The guard section was especially useful for me, as I am a "big guy," with a top position game. From guard I have snagged a couple of triangles and pendulum/flower sweeps since this DVD set.
I have had this set for almost a month. I only have Roy Dean videos to compare it to; both a phenomenal, though Roy's belt requirements are more providing options from each position, while this provides less options but more gameplans. I am glad I have both!
Personal Tip: I started a word document with detailed-ish instructions on techniques that I want to master, and I leave references to the source material (ex Bigger stronger set, top gameplan..) in case I want to review it. I recommend this to any beginners who are hoping to speed up the process of info/technique gathering as writing it out helps to actively work through the details, and this provides me with a central reference that I can refer to for things I need to work on/drill/keep in mind. With info packed sources like this one (I also like Roy Dean's videos), a quick reference is great just before a BJJ class so I can make my day's goals and techniques to ensure I am moving forward.
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By Alejandro Simon
good product, fast delivery