The videos are all shot in true HD. I’ve watched them on my iPad and on an HD television. In both cases the visuals are best in class. Multiple angles and slow-motion replays are used effectively to fully demonstrate the techniques. The audio is of a similar high quality. You’re able to hear the rustle of feet and gi on the mats, which I’ll have to admit it pretty cool. Caio’s commentary is concise and easily understood as well.
I don’t think that anyone can argue that Caio doesn’t know what he’s doing. Caio not only earned his black belt in less than 5 years but he’s proved his ability and technique in competitions dozens of times at the highest levels. Caio’s style is highly technical which translates well to instructionals and the techniques shown typically build off those previously shown. The techniques shown would be ideal for white and blue belts looking to fill in some holes. For higher belts the instructional gives an excellent example of how to effectively break down and teach a technique.
The Closed Guard (DVD 1, Apps 1 & 2)
Mount, Turtle & Back (DVD 2, Apps 3 & 4)
Butterfly, Standing Passes & Takedowns (DVD 3, Apps 5 & 6)
Side Control & Half-Guard (DVD 4, Apps 7 & 8)
You may have noticed that I really like this set. Of the dozens (and dozens) of instructionals that I’ve watched this is the best general purpose DVD I have (i.e. not specific to a single position or submission). The production value is easily the best I’ve seen and the material covered is exceptional as well. The Modern Jiu Jitsu can be used to effectively learn new techniques, as a reference for techniques you’re already familiar with and as a primer on how to teach the techniques described. DVD set is $129.95 and the Apps can be found here (prices vary based on length). Be sure to take a few moments and check out Mobile Black Belts website, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. More on Caio can be found at his website, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
The full set of maps as high-res images and PDFs is available at the download link below.