Mike Bidwell of BJJ after 40 never ceases to amaze me with the crazy variations that he comes up with. If you enjoy BJJ creativity you will surely get a kick out of this video that he sent in for us to share with you.
For this eighth installment of Private Lessons we are featuring Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Mark Cukro. I have been watching Mark’s BJJ videos since he was a Brown Belt. All of them are intellectually explained in a concise manner with an inordinate amount of detail!
The other day I was looking for an armbar from mount video to lead beginners to. There are some but they are all geared toward the more advanced player, or are No Gi specific. I knew that Mark would be the perfect person to ask to shed some light upon this most vital attack for BJJ beginners and those attempting to learn self-defense.
Thank you Mark Cukro for the technique!
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Either way, we are going to get to enjoy an incredible round robin style BJJ tournament here very soon, with nothing but the big guys. Is it really feasible that a “walk-on” contender can defeat the “Warmaster” Josh Barnett? Personally I don’t think so, but you never know. What say you?
If you have been following this page for long enough you will see that we have been closely following chef, author and TV personality Anthony Bourdain’s BJJ white belt journey. In this most recent interview with the Opie and Jimmy Radio Show, Anthony talks living the BJJ lifestyle; including his weight loss and rolling with bigger and younger students.
It is an hour long interview but they start talking BJJ at the very beginning.
Something big is going down this weekend. Super-Heavyweight big. If it isn’t Metamoris 6, it is certainly an event aimed at building the Metamoris 6 card.
Behind the scenes Ralek Gracie and his team have been working on a secret tournament that will take place this weekend in California.
The tournament will work in a round robin format, with each man competing a minimum of four 15 minute matches during the course of the day. While the scoring system has not yet been announced, it is believed that the total number of submissions scored by a grappler in his 4 matches will be weighted higher than winning on points.
The line-up for the tournament is yet to be released, but will consist of grapplers based in the California area, and is open for super-heavyweights only.
While it remains to be seen who will appear in this secret tournament, it is certainly an interesting concept. A round robin tournament with each match to be released online over the course of a few weeks, with the winner getting a big contract with the promotion, it draws striking similarities with the UFC’s flagship show The Ultimate Fighter.
Sources close to the event have stated that the tournament’s winner will likely face Josh Barnett, who is coming off a stunning submission victory of Dean Lister at Metamoris 4.
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