Beginners & FAQs:

Women and Jiu-Jitsu: See the full list here.


Tournaments & Strategy:

Working Against Bigger Guys:


Slideyfoot keeps a list of BJJ/grappling forums.



  • Jiu-jitsu University, Saulo Ribeiro and Kevin Howell (Slideyfoot’s review)
  • Mastering Jujitsu, Renzo Gracie and John Danaher (Slideyfoot’s review, mine)
  • Brazilian Jiu-jitsu: Theory and Technique, Renzo Gracie, Royler Gracie, Kid Peligro, and John Danaher (Slideyfoot’s review)
  • The Path to the Black Belt, Rodrigo Gracie, Kid Peligro


  • The Ultimate Guide to Conditioning, Mark Hatmaker
  • Fit to Fight, Jason Ferruggia
  • Training for Warriors, Martin Rooney
  • New Rules of Lifting, Lou Schuler and Alwyn Cosgrove
  • New Rules of Lifting for Women, Lou Schuler, Alwyn Cosgrove, and Cassandra Forsythe (my review)
  • Core Performance Essentials, Mark Verstegen

Weight Loss

  • Fat Loss Troubleshooter, Leigh Peele (my review)

8 thoughts on “Resources

  1. Hey Grrl!

    We started BJJ about the same time… and now that I’m at a Gracie school, we’re almost “family”! Just wanted to say I’m enjoying your blog a lot. I started grappling through a different martial art (kajukenbo, which includes judo and jiu jitsu) in April ’08, but jettisoned kajukenbo to focus exclusively on BJJ and Gracie jiu jitsu (Relson specifically) last month. I too am stuck at a weight I don’t care for, though sloooowly I am transforming fat into muscle. I weigh 130 and look OK– but would really rather be 118 or so. I look forward to reading the book FLTS you mentioned.

    Hey, keep up the good work! 🙂


  2. SUP! I have an interview on fight works podcast too… and although it’s not specifically on women in BJJ, I do get asked that question that Caleb loves so much about dating in the sport…

  3. Thank you for all these great links. 🙂 Also, I am friends with Kevin Howell and he would be stoked to see you mention his book. Very cool!

  4. Oo, thanks for pointing that out, Neil. Seems Aesopian re-organized his site, and that changed the page URLs. Found the other one and updated them both.

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