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Beginning BJJ: An Unfinished Journey in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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What happens when a middle aged guy sees himself in the mirror and doesn’t like what he sees? The bulging belly and the double chin stare back at him and yell – “You’re losing it dude! Where’s your commitment to get in shape?”
The author faced that accusation and in response made a bold lifestyle change by taking up the study of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Documenting his progress
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Kindle Edition, 67 pages
Published January 8th 2013
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Noetic_Hatter
I wish I'd had this little self-published book when I first started training BJJ. Everything he recalls about one's first experience and then the eventual discouragement that comes with being a beginner fits my case perfectly. Sadly, I gave up when it got tough in exactly the ways he describes. This little book might have helped me rethink my position/attitude.

I almost deducted a star for the author's including two quotes from himself in the "Quotable Quotes" appendix, but I decided to cut him s
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Jonas
Dec 02, 2013 Jonas rated it did not like it
This book was very disappointing. Apart from the various spelling mistakes and the boring style, the entire book is very generic and shallow. People who are interested have read these kind of tips and descriptions in the multiple 'BJJ beginner' blogs that are out there.

I expected some personal stories and insights of a middle-aged man, starting a new passion, but the author doesn't even want to tell his age.
Instead, the book consists mainly of some generic descriptions of what BJJ is and what a
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