Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Andre Galvao...the next Rickson??

When thinking of Gracie Jiu-jitsu dominating in mixed martial arts, one can think back to the days of Royce Gracie in the UFC. As well as the UNDEFEATED RICKSON GRACIE throughout his fighting career in Japan and on the mats of the world. Since then, there have been many practitioners that have proven the effectiveness of this discipline.

Another great example would be local boy and "Phenom" BJ PENN! However, after viewing this fight between Andre Galvao and John Alessio I feel as if we are embarking on another one of those special rides. Alessio, who is an excellent striker with solid wrestling and definetly training jiu-jitsu, was to be a gnarly test for the brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion.

What really got me stoked was the fact that I've been watching this guy the past few years in the Pan-American Championships, the Worlds, and every 101 Submissions video to date. This clip is the second half of the fight, and to see the first half simply check it on youtube. The first minutes involved them feeling each other out on their feet, but that didn't last too long as Galvao positions himself behind Alessio as he wanted to hold the ropes.

Starting with this clip you will see a perfect display of jiu-jitsu finishing a well seasoned opponent...I thought for sure he was gonna choke him from the body triangle..TOP LEVEL AS IT GETS!!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Arm-lock to Triangle choke set-up

This short video basically describes how one can transition from a failed arm-lock to a triangle... or simply how to set your opponent up for failure:) The details here are to have the proper ankle on bottom during the transition into triangle, and achieving the desired angle to finish da choke!

Monday, July 6, 2009


This post is simply to show a slideshow of matches (Jason Vigil and Chris Ledman) from the PAC SUB jiu-jitsu tounament in Honolulu, Hawaii. It was a great event, and we are super-stoked on our results and are getting prepared for the Gracie Open later this month!! ALOHA