So MMA Junkie posted an article about how Conor McGregor has trained a couple of times at Eddie Bravo’s gym. Bravo states he would be willing to train McGregor in jiu jitsu, but with a caveat.
What’s the catch? I read the article, and it sounds like Bravo wants McGregor essentially to drink the 10th Planet Koolaid:
“…But my style isn’t something you can come by for a couple of days and pick up some stuff. My style, you’ve got to make it a lifestyle to make it work. It takes a while.”
Check out the article, let me know what you think- otherwise, have a great day everyone!
So I saw photos from the Eddie Bravo Invitational on my Facebook feed, and it appears the uniform for this event was either a super graphically designed rash guard or a full beard, preferably both. Check out the BJJ Legends facebook page to see what I mean.
It looks like it was a pretty interesting event- I didn’t watch the event because, well, to be totally honest I sort of forgot about it. I did take a look at some of the photos however, and it appeared to be an interesting event.
Did anyone else watch the event? What were your thoughts? Let me know- otherwise, have a great day!
Sorry guys, this morning was a bit hectic so I’m playing catch-up.
In the meantime, check out Eddie Bravo explaining his rubber guard to Rickson Gracie.
Er, see you later and have a great day everyone!
So, I guess Eddie Bravo decided to make his own Metamoris and had some guys out to grapple. I really don’t know anything about it other than that, but it also took place the same weekend as Worlds. Call me crazy, but I think this event would have received more attention if it hadn’t been the same weekend as the IBJJF Worlds. But then again no one asked my opinion. *shrug* Oh well.
Anyway, if you are interested in seeing some of the matches, check out DSTRYRsg’s page for some no-gi action. And there’s totally a guy wearing an old school X-Men uniform rash guard from OTM- pretty sure it’s Wolverine’s uniform. Which (obviously) prompted this reaction:
Anyway, check it out: otherwise, have a great day everyone!
Ok, real talk internet, I’m a highly visual person. When I write, when I speak, when I teach, I’m really just describing to you the pictures running (typically amok) around in my head. Usually this works to both of our benefit, until you start needing names for things. Or people: I have a tendency to say to acquaintances, “I know your face, I just don’t know your name…”
It’s all just part of my charm.
Anyway, I’m not so good at the naming of things, a talent Eddie Bravo seems to have in spades. This technique is called “the Electric Chair”, and to be perfectly honest I have no idea why it’s called that: then again he also has a technique called “Sorcerer” which is also a little baffling…whatever, DSTRYRsg posted a video of the Elecric Chair, courtesy of BJJ Addict.
Check it out!
2nd degree black belt and owner of 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Eddie Bravo is attempting to start up a new hybrid of grappling and striking, it seems.
In an article from BJJ.org, they quote Bravo explaining the sport as ADCC rules, but with striking only allowed on the ground. It technically does not stray far from jiu jitsu’s lineage, from what I understand: the Gracies did strike in some self defense situations.
I can really see this going in either direction to the extreme: either stupendously well, or pretty freakin’ terrible.
Some say it will take care of stalling problems that happen on the ground, but I also see this creating fights that stall on the feet as well. I would also have to wonder if this would actually stunt the possibility of submissions being attempted in the first place. Who would want to sit in guard or be on bottom in general, knowing their range for a punch is limited and therefore barely effective, coupled with the possibility of getting a hammer fist to the face?
We could then argue this would force competitors to address those issues quickly and effectively with either existing techniques or the development of new ones, therefore strengthening jiu jitsu’s self-defense aspect. But, those may take years to really develop, which in the mean time means poor fights and a potential death sentence during those first shaky years of any new business venture.
And around and around we go. Again, this has the potential to go really right, or really wrong.
What do you think?