Roughly six months ago I decided to go to Los Angeles over Labor Day weekend for the sole purpose of meeting up with some of my jiu jitsu e-friends and to take advantage of the world class instruction that the city has to offer. This trip was about immersing myself completely jiu jitsu and training full time. Over the next four days I met and trained with dozens of amazing people including some legends of our sport. Traveling back to St Louis on Monday I was re-energized and excited about my training in a way that I hadn’t been previously.
"Lucas Lepri is one of the most dynamic and creative competitors in action today his techniques are smooth and easy to learn I strongly recommend his DVDs to anyone interested in learning the real jiu jitsu." - Master Romero "Jacare" Cavalcanti
Lucas Lepri has been one of the top lightweights in the world since 2007. In that time the Alliance black belt has won numerous World & Pan Am titles while teaching at Alliance Atlanta. Lucas’ newest DVD release focuses solely on passed the guard and spends a lot of time on the De la Riva guard and other open guards. With the rise of the Berimbolo and successful open guard players this DVD set comes at an auspicious time. Lucas Lepri’s DVD set consists of 2 DVDs and covers ~3 hours of instruction in total. In this article you’ll find mindmaps for both DVDs and some commonalities that I noticed as I broke down the instruction.
A few weeks ago I was in Orlando and was fortunate enough to have a little free time to train. It didn’t take me long to realize that Bruno Malfacine had a school in the area and I immediately knew where I wanted to go. I hope that most of you have seen some of his highlights but if you haven’t do yourself a favor and check them out. Bruno has a highly energetic and aggressive style that can best be described as a whirling dervish of passes, sweeps and submission attempts.
Ventura, CA- Located less than a mile away from the sunny beaches of Ventura, CA is Paragon Jiu-Jitsu led by the legendary Ricardo “Franjinha” Miller. Paragon Ventura is a 4,400 square foot BJJ training facility equipped with full locker rooms, fitness equipment and plenty of mat space to roll jiu-jitsu.
The meaning of Paragon (Par·a·gon) is a model of excellence or perfection of a kind; a peerless example. That is exactly how Ricardo Miller likes to run his jiu-jitsu academy, by setting an example for his BJJ students on and off the mats. Ricardo has been and still is very active in the BJJ / grappling competition scene, just recently taking home gold at the 2011 American Nationals in both the gi and nogi medium heavyweight senior 2 division.
I started BJJ when I was 16 years old, but before that I used to do a lot of sports like Soccer, Swimming, Judo and Capoeira. I did Capoeira around 5 years, it is my passion like jiu-jitsu. All the things gave me motivation, but of different forms. Since I start my goal was to one day become a black belt world champion. Always I reconciled the training with my studies, so it was hard to keep both but I had a big dream, this what me motivated on. My family always gave me support to move on, even without sponsors, my family and friends helped me when I traveled. It was another motivation to keep going and become a champion one day. Read More >>
The worlds are off to a fantastic start. Hopefully most of you can see it streaming at Budovideo.com. However, tomorrow is a pay-for-viewing day. But if you need updates. Keep close to your computer and phone and catch out updates from the floor on Facebook, Twitter or here at BJJLegends.com
Now for the resutls. TEAM BJJ results and individual results are list.
Know this - the points and winners, seemed to chage after the Pans closed, we saw the rankings of the teams and points change. Keep a close eye. This is just the start Jiu-Jitsu Fans.
BJJ Legends would like to extend a heart felt welcome to Rubens "Cobrinha" Charles. Cobrinha opened his Los Angeles academy back in March. The grand opening was the day after the Pans. A smashing success with about 100 people in attendance. On hand and teaching techniques were numerous famous Alliance star black belts including Lucas Lepri, Bruno Malfacine, Michael & Michel Langhi brothers. Even the head of Alliance JJ, Fabio Gurgel taught. After the seminar, students sparred with the black belts again including Fabio Gurgel! Fabio keep submitting, non stop!
Also attending the party was Cobrinha's even more famous cakes -- according to my sourses very delisious.