More than a month ago we posted a very good video about Ze Mario Sperry’s initial preparation for ADCC.
Here is the 2nd and final chapter, and after the jump we also have a sneak preview of the ADCC 2011 as seen through the lens of our friends at RioSportsExperience
The worlds best submission grapplers converged to Nottingham UK on the weekend of the 24th and 25th of September for the 2011 edition of the prestigious ADCC Champioships.
The event which consolidated in the past the stars and careers of fighters like Roger Gracie, Ronaldo Jacare’, Braulio Estima, Marcelo Garcia & Leo Vieira this year attracted an interesting mix of veterans and hungry new comers, with two exciting superfights scheduled between Braulio Estima vs Ronaldo Jacare, and Renzo Gracie vs Mario Sperry. The Boss and the Champ were there to document the event with their trusty DSLR cameras. More photos and results after the jump.
The Dream 17 card stacked with Japanese and American MMA superstars almost went down quietly in a weekend busy with UFC and ADCC events around the world.
But when Aoki, Kawajiri, Kitaoka, Imanari, Bibiano, Tokoro etc are clashing everything else takes second stage.
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Dream 17 is just a few days away and this promo for Tatsuya Kawajiri vs Joachim Hansen has got us all pumped up! The Japanese sensation, known to his fans as the Crusher, is coming off a solid TKO win against Drew Fickett, and the match up with Hansen promises to be an explosive one!
For all of Kawajiri’s fans out there Manto has designed a special edition tee….
Mario Sperry is back! the world renown BJJ practitioner and MMA fighter is finishing up his preparation for ADCC 2011 - Our friends at Rio Sports Experience caught up with the legend for this interview and exclusive training footage.
If you already like Kyra when she’s wearing a kimono and fighting BJJ, you will like her even more after watching this candid interview with the multiple time World Champion about her roots and passions
September 24th is little over a month away, and the interest in the upcoming World Bantamweight tournament, with fighters of the caliber of Masakazu Imanari, Bibiano Fernandes and Hideo Tokoro, at Dream 17 is increasing. In the past few days to go along with the hype FEG released the new poster for the upcoming Dream 17 event.
Scheduled on the card also an interesting match between Japan’s most dangerous fighter Shinya Aoki - wearing Manto shorts in the poster - vs former WEC lightweight champ Rob McCullough.
Considered by many one of Carlson Gracie’s most technical black belts, Ricardo De La Riva, is scheduled to fight in a farewell match BJJ icon Jean Jacques Machado. The much anticipated Superfight between BJJ masters is scheduled for the 12th of November at the Maracanãzinho stadium in Rio De Janeiro.
Back in the days a good competition Gi was a heavy GI that made gripping very hard. But as competitors numbers increased, and weight classes got narrower, cutting weight became a priority. Therefore the lightest Gi became generally recognized as the best competition GI.
So how can you have the best of both worlds? how can you manufacture a ultra light competition GI - under 4lbs - and still have the fabric feel like a solid old school GI?