Author : Paiva Alexandre
Title : Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu The ultimate guide to dominating Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts combat
Year : 2012

Link download : Paiva_Alexandre_-_Brazilian_Jiu-Jitsu.zip

History of My Path in Jiu-Jitsu. I started Jiu-Jitsu practice in 1984 when I was 10 yeras old. Sergio Lauro Jardim, more commonly known as Malibu, encouraged me to take my first lesson in the Jacare shool where he taught some classes. Like any other teenager, I loved action movies and wanted to be a warrior, so the opportunity sounded perfect to me, almost like a dream come true. I always admired the advanced students, wondering if one day I would know what they know, and be able to perform what they can. Many things happened in those days, things which shaped me for the rest of my life. In the beginning I devoted myself to pratice. But later, I had to face my greatest decision: whether I should follow my dreams and do what I really enjoy in my life, or choose something that would build my social position - a way of submitting to the rules of the market place (which was something I was expected to do). My father’s death was a shock, leaving me with great grief and a big, empty hole in my heart. Since then, I have had to be responsible for my family without having the support of somebody who could guide me. While death is a part of life, and does not have to set us back, this death was not expected. Many responsibilities and duties fell on my shoulders. Another important moment came with my decision to get married and become a father. It is not an easy task to be a husband, a father, a teacher, and a warrior at the same time. Such a life instantly becomes busy with many responsibilities, and there is little time for fun. I think I am truly blessed with my job, which brings me joy and satisfaction. When I injured my back in 1988, I was forced to stop practicing and wasn’t able to see my friends. I wanted to be far away from the places and people I love so much. I thought I would not be able to resume my practice. ...