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I always liked Rafael Lovato Jr  style and in this match from the Metamoris tournament it really  shows.  Rafael goes up against the great Kayron and really shows his skills…This was one of my favorite matches of the night….



Great match here between two guys who have similar styles and are both great finishers…


Quick video of Garcia tearing it up….



So a little over five weeks ago I blew out my knee at work. My ladder went one way, I went the other and the end result was a torn meniscus. So as fun as thats been, what was even more fun was going to the Orthopedic surgeon to get the bad news that I have to have my knee scoped.

Now I know in the world of knee injuries this isn’t such a big deal. The surgery is pretty non-invasive and the rehab and recovery are relatively quick.  What got me bent was what the doctor said to me during the consultation. Just to give you a little background about me(if you havent read the bio),I’m 42 and have been training in BJJ since before the first Ultimate Fight.  Now I’m not a spring chicken but Im not an old fart either.

So there I was going over the MRI with the doctor when he says the following “Well if this injury happend to you when you were in twenties than that would be a problem, but since your in your forties its not like your going to be all that active when your in your fifties when arthritis might set in”  Now I know he thought he was saying something positive to me, but all I could think was “F@*K YOU!”

I plan on training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu until I cant breathe anymore.  I’ve know guys who have joined Bjj in there 50’s. 60’s, even 70’s so you cant say to me that I wont be active in my fifties, hell I’m only eight years away from fifty now!!!  I know the old guys like me who train in Bjj feel the same way, but unless a stroke or some other kind of disaster happens to me you will find me on the mat trying to deal with the crazy twenty and thirty somethings that will be making my life hell!

Remember , we old guys may not be that quick anymore, we may not be that flexible, and maybe our cardio isn’t what it use to be, but we are crafty and patient and worst of all, we have nothing to lose…lmao

Full body exercise for jiu jitsu…

This is from the guys over at bjjworkouts.com  I really like a lot of their workouts,they are one of the few out there that have really good sport specific routines for the BJJ players.  This is just a small example of some of the types of exercises that they have to offer.  I like how they make standing up in a base position  into a core exercise….

Keeping with the theme of Butterfly guard, heres the great Bill Cooper with a really good Butterfly guard pass.  This is just another technique that I cant wait to drill when I get my knee back to working order!!!!!


Not too many things to add to this video it speaks for itself. Garcia is great at getting the double leg from all positions.  You’ll notice how he always makes is techniques flow in threes when he’s teaching.  That is a great way to learn how to string moves together when your above the white belt level…..

From the 2005 ADCC  tournament comes Kyra Gracie.  Kyra’s technique is always flawless as you can see in this match against the highly talented Fuji. The way Kyra keeps on the move and floats between attacks is really impressive ……


Here is the classic match between Masahiko Kimura and Helio Gracie. This was really a match between Kodakan Judo(Kimura) and Gracie Jiu Jitsu (Helio).

To me its all the same. Judo led to BJJ and BJJ compliments Judo.  This is just a great piece of  history involving two legends………



Great tribute to BJJ put together by athleticbodycare…..

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