Official Gene Simco Information - Gene Simco Books, Videos & DVDs
This page is a release and retail resource for Martial Arts instructional products by Gene Simco. Gene Simco is a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Black Belt, Author and Instructor who teaches Martial Arts for Self Defense, MMA and BJJ. He is best known as the first American Author of BJJ books and the first to publish Online BJJ Instructional Techniques. He is founder of the largest BJJ & MMA Video Instructional program on the web at www.jiu-jitsu.net
Mastering Brazilian Jiu-jitsu – The Master Text 8 DVD Set
When Gene made this series, he set out to produce the most complete and well organized DVD sets money could buy. He wanted it to reflect the pattern and organization of his award winning master Text. Done. What separates this set from others is that it covers all aspects of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu practice; Sport with the Gi, MMA (vale tudo) and Submission Grappling are all covered in amazing detail.
Much like The Master Text, Gene retains control of this product personally and only allows it to be sold at selected retailers. You can purchase it at www.jiu-jitsu.net.
Gene Simco VideoInstruction
Gene Simco is known to many as the first American author of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu books, but few know of his talent as a filmmaker. Gene’s interest in film developed after watching his first DVD series being produced and has been an avid filmmaker ever since. Gene was encouraged by his students to make instructional DVDs, feeling that his personality and live instruction should be captured on film and shared with those who didn’t have the opportunity to train with him in person.
Now, Gene’s DVD Instructionals sell as well as his books and he has expanded to online training videos. He now hosts the largest “eTraining” program on the internet for Brazilian jiu-jitsu at www.jiu-jitsu.net.
With nearly 1000 techniques & classes, it is the largest online BJJ & MMA Interactive Video Instructional Program Online.
"Gene Simco has unparalleled teaching skills and the athleticism to demonstrate the many and varied techniques of Jiu-Jitsu. An elite master of this martial art, his insight into the nuances and variations of the moves is truly astounding. We use his videos to supplement our hands on practice of takedown and grappling techniques." Nelson J. Ortiz, Columbia, MD
Gene Simco Instructional DVDs
Jiu-jitsu for Mixed Martial Arts 8 DVD Set
Jiu-jitsu for Mixed Martial Arts 8 DVD Set
Jiu-jitsu for Mixed Martial Arts is designed to help fighters learn the advanced techniques nessecary to win at High Level MMA Competitions. Jiu-jitsu is the Martial Art that started it all and is an absolute MUST for MMA fighters.
This set was filmed with High Definition camers, but is available on regular DVD. It is sold exclusively at www.jiu-jitsu.net.
Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Essential Techniques – 4 DVD Set This four DVD set was made to follow Gene Simco’s Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Basics book. It was filmed by student and Film Producer, Nicholas Guccione.
This DVD Set, starring Gene Simco is meant to act as a guid students on the path from White to Blue Belt in the art of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu; It covers all of the fundamental techniques that a student should learn at this level.
"We spoke a few years ago just following the attacks of Sept 11 and you made a generous offer to provide training for my team at 5TH Special Forces Group and sent us additional copies of your 1st book. Since then I have encouraged my students and members of my Association to buy and read your books especially the Master Text. I just recently purchased your DVD series "Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Essential Techniques". I wanted to tell you what an excellent training reference I think your DVDs are. The techniques and presentation is excellent and exemplifies the principles we endorse as critical in the military combatives training of our Special Operators." -- Randy McElwee, Director Special Operations Combative Arts Association
Self Defense Made Easy (2 volumes) – DVD
Produced and edited by Gene, this was his first film project. It is intended for beginners or jiu-jitsu students who are interested in becoming better at self defense without taking away time for training. This series is very interesting to watch as cameras are used, giving the viewer unparalleled detail.
This four disc set was made for readers who had purchased Gene’s no Rules book and wanted to take it a few steps further. This set was produced and edited by Gene and contains many techniques not seen in other series. It is also unique due to the fact that all the moves shown are designed for street fighting on hard surfaces and with absolutely no rules, which is rare in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu instructionals.
"I am a veteran Police Officer with 23 years of experience in a major city in the North east. I am currently assigned to their Emergency Service Unit which performs a SWAT function for the city. I routinely handle high risk warrant service, violent felons, emotionally disturbed persons, barricaded gunmen and hostage takers. I have found that for me Gene Simco's No Rules BJJ: Street Effective Groundfighting series is a practical, pragmatic approach to functionalizing your bjj skills for non-mat friendly environments. The organization and presentation of the material is clear and progressive, easily assimilated by both the beginner and advanced practitioner looking to transition his or her skills from the mat to the street. Focus is also given to developing a street guard as well as beating the guard which presents a sizable amount of problems for the uninitiated. The dvd set offers any level practitioner enough variation, detail and ideas that can be successfully integrated into their own every day practice." - Jim Barnes, Detective
Gene Simco Books
Gene Simco Books
Gene Simco is regarded as the Leading American Author of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu books for good reason; not only was he the first to author books on the subject, he was also the first to publish illustrated BJJ (Sport Jiu-jitsu) techniques online. Having studied several martial arts and already a Classical Jiu-jitsu teacher, his motivation for Brazilian Jiu-jitsu training was unlike many others who begin for sport or recreation. Gene immediately made it is mission to scientifically gather as much information as possible in order to make himself a better teacher and his students better prepared. His books represent over a decade of research and practice that has earned him a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and numerous awards.
Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Basics – Gene Simco (Kensington Books) - Available at Book Stores and Online Sellers World Wide.
This book was written to replace the Student Handbooks and provide beginners with a list of techniques they needed to know for their first belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.The first version was actually subtitled: “Techniques for Beginners from White to Blue Belt”, then later changed to, “Mastering the Essential Techniques” when Kensington Books published it and added an accompanying instructional DVD.
Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, The Master Text, Second Edition 800 Pages – Gene Simco
This stands as the largest book of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu ever written. Much more than a first version, just the pages added to this book alone were larger than any other book written on the subject. Nearly 500 pages were added to the first version of the Master Text along with hundreds of new techniques. After a brief availability in stores, it was made exclusive to a select group of retailers in order to better control customer service quality and poor marketing. A very sizable discount was also given to all owners of the first edition for the first few months of this titles release. This book is not only Gene Simco’s flagship product, but a crowning achievement and symbol of his dedication to his customers and the martial arts community.
"Hi: this is Jacare. I've been training bjj for 35 years and Gene's book is one of the best books in the market. I strongly advise everybody that practices jiu jitsu to buy it." – Jacare, Legendary Jiu-jitsu Black Belt
"Gene Simco's new edition of The BJJ Master Text is one of the best books on the market today for any type of combat athlete." -- Brian Cimmins, Grapplers Quest Tournament Director
No Rules Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Techniques for Mixed martial Arts and Self Defense – Gene Simco (Kensington Books) - Available At Book Stores World Wide.
This title is a book and DVD combo released by Kensington Books. It is actually a part of The Master Text that that Kensington purchased the rights to with a few things added here and there. Although it is a fraction of the size, it acts as a nice sampling of Gene’s largest book for and some DVD material for those interested in No Holds Barred fighting
Gene Simco Watches
Timepieces Inspired by Brazilian Jiu-jitsu
Preta Watches – A New Exclusive Timepiece Inspired By Martial Arts.
The "Preta Chrono" is the first in a very limited and exclusive line of watches designed by Martial Artist, Gene Simco in conjunction with Giulio Bonaccio of Orologio, Inc. How Exclusive? These watches are so exclusive, they aren't for sale …. Yet. The design of these fine timepieces was insipid by Brazilian jiu-jitsu, a Martial Art that is responsible for making the increasingly popular sport of MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) what it is today. Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is know as one of the most difficult Martial Arts to earn a Black Belt in, sometimes taking up to ten years or more to accomplish. The word for Black Belt in Brazilian Portuguese is "Faxia Preta" and is where the name for these watches is derived.
Even the design reflects the Black Belt in the style of the watch – Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Black Belts have a red band on one side, which has inspired the red and black coloring of this rare timepiece. So exactly how rare are they? The first manufacturing of these watches was limited to ten. Ten watches reserved for Gene Simco's first ten Black Belts. That's right, you not only have to be a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Black Belt to get one, but you must receive it from the designer himself. Now that's exclusive. But there's hope for those not committed enough to submit themselves to ten years of ass-kicking(s) just to get a watch you like the looks of. Gene Simco has stated that it is this first production run that is specifically reserved for his students in order to offer them something special for their dedication. He intends to work from the reputation and history of this watch in order generate interest in both the Martial Arts and Watch Manufacturing communities. So there will, most likely be productions of this watch brand available to the public in the future.
The Watch The Preta Chono was designed by Gene Simco, a timepiece collector and huge fan of the "big watch" movement made popular by action stars like Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. When he approached Bonaccio (a Paneristi) about making the watches, it was obvious where the design direction would go. This fine timepiece features a display back, revealing a beautiful handcrafted movement. It is manual wound with a 56 hour power reserve. The watch is DLC coated for anti magnetic and finish protection. The carbon fiber style strap (which is interchangeable) gives the watch a sporty feel that is echoed nicely on the face of the watch with the Audemars-like square pattern. This watch is a very cool blending of Simco's favorite designs that come together to make a very strong statement on the wrist.Simco has also stated that future designs (for sale) will feature a more unique and original design.
Although not currently available, future versions of these watches will most likely find their way into high end watch shops in the next year. Because of their originality, design, level of craftsmanship and exclusivity, expect them to sell for what timepieces of similar pedigree do - somewhere in the $5000 range.It kind of makes you want to take up Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, doesn't it?