Back in the day, Royler Gracie was one of the Gracie family’s most fierce competitors. Unafraid to test himself against all challenges, Royler would often fight in the open class to evaluate his jiu-jitsu against others. Normally competing at 154 lbs in this main event super fight of the Copa Pele event, Royler squares off against the very tough and much heavier opponent, Leo Dalla. Royler completely dominated Dalla, who normally competed in the super pesado division, demonstrating to the world how potent the Gracie Family’s style of jiu-jitsu was in sport jiu-jitsu.
It doesn’t matter how big you are or how strong you are. It doesn’t matter if you are male or female. If you don’t do Jiu-Jitsu and you try to grapple with someone who does, things aren’t going to go well.
Tired of being smashed by larger opponents in BJJ? The solution is simple! Be Rafa Mendes!
Rafael Mendes Godoy is a six time Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) world champion at the black belt level.
In this video he is rolling with another black belt at a seminar. It is not a knock on the larger grappler, but studying Rafael (and how he moves here), a smaller grappler can learn a lot about dealing with a larger opponent.
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