Sunday, March 22, 2015

Eddie Bravo Invitational 3: Tonon Wins 2nd WW Belt

Great coverage of the Eddie Bravo Invitational 3 this afternoon and evening.

Eddie Bravo Invitational 3 Results: Garry Tonon Repeats as Welterweight Champion
Garry Tonon of Ocean County Jiu Jitsu repeated as Welterweight champ with an overtime submission win of Josh Hinger. Tonon is one of the young rising American stars who has made a name for himself at ADCCs, Metamoris, and the EBIs. Hinger is a veteran, high level  Atos black belt who employed more of an old school pressure game to breakdown his opponents. He was able to force Tonon to his back and stop much of Tonon's famed leg lock attack and force the overtime. In the first period of the overtime Tonon really took his time escaping from Hinger's back control and then in the bottom half of the period Tonon put the squeeze on a rear naked choke and forced the tap despite Hinger having his hand in and chin tucked.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

BJJ: Joint Taping: Turf Toe

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Rickson Gracie "on" dos Anjos v. Pettis

"The fundamentals of self-defense present in Jiu-Jitsu give you a clear notion of how to deal with your foe's specialty. I'm no great boxer, but I have a deep knowledge of how to clinch, how to avoid the right distance for punches. I'm no great kicker, either, but I know what a guy needs to kick me. Strikers must have a certain gentlemen's agreement to stay in that distance, for otherwise the referee stops the bout. That's evident, so my specialty is precisely not to give a striker whatever it is they need to strike me."
--Rickson Gracie, Rickson's Way, January 2006