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Anderson Silva Back In Gi, Training With Ricardo De La Riva
The two Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belts started training together in 2014. Anderson was looking to supplement his guard game in case he would need it against Nick Diaz at UFC 183.
“Ricardo De La Riva is the best in Jiu-Jitsu when it comes to the guard, in addition to being the master of my teachers. Sometimes when working on the ground, and work my guard I ask for help from Master De La Riva to sharpen my guard game” – Anderson Silva
Muitas vezes Deus se cala… Mas o silêncio de Deus não significa que Ele desistiu de você Grande Mestre Delariva pic.twitter.com/fH0FgTaWMO
— Anderson Silva (@SpiderAnderson) April 3, 2015
That was fun to watch, but I wonder who tapped?
Gi Jiu Jitsu Techniques Modified For Street Fighting
Can some traditional Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques be modified to be useful in a street fight or self-defense situation? The answer is yes.
The first video is a great prelude that went viral when it was released. Following that are some videos by Draculino Team X members who have actually gone about modifying some Jiu Jitsu techniques that can be performed using an opponent’s t-shirt, sweatshirt, hoodie, etc.
The last video below is from UFC veteran Alan Belcher’s YouTube page.
After watching these what do you think? Is it viable to investigate the possibilities of using someone’s street clothing against them, in terms of self-defense?
Dillon Danis Talks About Facing Joe Lauzon At Metamoris 6
Joe Lauzon has excellent Brazilian Jiu Jitsu skills. But Dillon Danis is amazing.
He is part of Marcelo Garcia’s “Brown Belt Dream Team” that destroys the competition at any tournament they attend.
(Photo from Dillon Danis’ Facebook Page)
I have been following his progress since 2013. This 21 year old Parsippany, New Jersey native is about to become a huge star in the Jiu Jitsu world. He was well known before, but being invited to Metamoris 6 to face UFC crowd favorite veteran Joe Lauzon, gets him worldwide press coverage.
Since he is little known to the world at large, a casual fan might think that this match will easily go to Lauzon because he is an experienced Brown Belt with an abundance of UFC experience. Those fans should think again. Dillon is a 4 stripe Brown Belt under Brazilian Jiu Jitsu legend Marcelo Garcia.
Danis is a Jiu Jitsu purist while Joe Lauzon spends the bulk of his time training MMA, which of course is largely made up of Jiu Jitsu, but training to mix strikes in with grappling takes much time and mental capacity.
(Photo from Dillon Danis’ Facebook Page)
I had a some questions to ask Dillon about this upcoming match-up and he was kind enough to answer:
WBBJJ.com: Danis thanks for talking with us about your upcoming Metamoris 6 bout against MMA veteran Joe Lauzon. So, first things first, how does it feel earning your spot on such an illustrious stage?
Dillon Danis: It’s surreal. I’m just a kid with a dream that’s fighting a legend In the UFC someone I admired growing up it just shows in life if you want something you got to go for it.
WBBJJ.com: I don’t know if you are allowed to answer this yet or not, but have you been offered an exclusivity deal with Metamoris as some other fighters have?
Dillon Danis: I really don’t know what anybody else’s offers are nor would I speak on anyone’s behalf. But my contractual and obligations with Metamoris are personal matters that I professionally prefer to keep private.
WBBJJ.com: Joe Lauzon recently stated that he does not think your match with him will go past the 5 minute mark but it will be a match that the fans will love. He also didn’t say who he thought would win. How do you see the fight going?
Dillon Danis: I think it will be a interesting fight Joe Lauzon has 17 submissions in his pro MMA career which is highly respectably but I will do what I always do, impose my game on him. I don’t know how, but I will have my hand raised.
WBBJJ.com: Will Marcelo Garcia be cornering you?
Dillon Danis: Marcelo is expecting a child soon. So unfortunately he will not be able to make it but I know he’s there in spirit watching from back home.
WBBJJ.com: Are you taking in any training with some unfamiliar faces? Or will you be doing all of your training at home with your team?
Dillon Danis: Basically all my training will be at MG’s but I will be training with some specific old teammates as well like Jim Miller, Jimmy Hettes and Brian McLaughlin.
WBBJJ.com: You are still a young guy with the whole world ahead of you. Any interest in moving to MMA in the future? Or it strictly going to be BJJ for life?
Dillon Danis: Yes I actually have an itch for MMA I think I will for sure fight one day just I don’t know when I used train a lot of MMA with a lot of high level guys and I think that has made me the fighter I am today.
WBBJJ.com: Alright well thank you very much Dillon. I know you are very busy so I won’t keep you any longer. Thank you very much for the interview and best of luck on May 9th!
Dillon Danis: Appreciate it, thank you to all that support me, my MG family, my sponsors and my family for the ongoing support!
(Photo from Dillon Danis’ Facebook Page)
Below are some videos that will help you get to know Mr. Danis a bit better!
Joe Rogan Not Going To Support Metamoris Any Longer
It all started when Garry Tonon released this statement as to why he would not be fighting at Metamoris 6:
To which Metamoris replied:
Then Joe Rogan had this to say:
“That’s pathetic. I will not support them now. They also don’t hold nearly enough events for athletes to stay sharp enough to compete at their best if they competed exclusively for them. This is a horrible way to approach what has the potential to be a huge sport.“
Could Joe be swayed in anyway by the growing success of the Eddie Bravo Invitational (a tournament with similar rules owned and named after his Jiu Jitsu coach)?
Who know’s but the drama is already swirling around this highly anticipated event! What do you all think? Check out the new Metamoris 6 trailer below!
Metamoris 6 Full Fight Card Announced, And It Is Art.
The pieces of the puzzle are in place. The full Metamoris Pro 6 card has been announced and it is a masterpiece!
That is only the beginning.
The card also features UFC Legend and fan favorite Joe Lauzon taking on BJJ up-and-coming star and Marcelo Garcia Brown Belt, Dillon Danis. Neither of these men have a problem giving up position to gain a submission, and they love leg attacks. This match has the greatest potential for a fighter putting it all on the line. I do not see this one making it twenty minutes. Someone is going to lose by knee bar, toe hold or heel hook.
This next match is clear cut main event material; BJJ Legend Alexandre “Xande” Ribeiro vs new school wizard of creativity, Keenan Cornelius. There might be some bad blood involved in this one. I could see this one easily going the distance because both are seasoned professionals.
The card also features former “secret match” fighter Roberto Satoshi vs one of the most photogenic, and lethal men in BJJ, Clark Gracie. Don’t let the dashing looks fool you, Gracie is a killer on the mats. It is hard to predict what will happen in this one. For sure Satoshi will have a long night of trying to pass the exemplary guard of Gracie.
In the most curious match of the evening we will have MMA and Grappling Brute legend Jeff Monson taking on the, as-of-yet known winner of the the secret Metamoris heavyweight elimination TUF style eliminaton that we covered recently.
What’s missing? Two things.
– A secret match. To be honest I think that is the main thing that people won’t be missing.
– Garry Tonon, the most dominant fighter in Metamoris history. He submitted his last two opponents in this submission only format, yet is not on this particular card? He promises an official statement soon.
Stay tuned to Metamoris.com for more updates and info on how to order! See you May 9th!
5 Ways To Escape Being Stuck In Side Control
One of the most difficult positions for White Belts to deal with is being stuck in side control (side mount). I can’t tell you how many times I have seen two White Belts rolling. Combatant “A” breaks open Combatant “B”‘s guard and passes to side control. The rest of the round usually takes place with Combatant “A” trying to figure a way to submit Combatant “B” as Combatant “B” squirms about trying to survive.
The worst part is that the White Belt on top is often afraid to move to the mount position, out of fear of not being able to continue controlling their opponent. I have seen it in the gym and in competition.
So what can we do to help the person who is constantly getting stuck in side control? The answer is, to teach them how to escape effectively. Below are 5 different escapes that you can use to get your way out of any side control predicament.
This first video is the most basic and the one you should focus on the most.
Hope that these videos were helpful! If you have any other questions please let us know.