Metamoris 6 Keenan Cornelius VS Xande Ribeiro Countdown
Jiu Jitsu Reality Show “BJJ Library Challenge One – Ep. 1”
This is one of the best Jiu Jitsu videos I have seen in a while! It is a fun watch with a ton of great BJJ action. Saulo and Xande Ribeiro gather 6 dangerous Black Belts under one roof to fight for a chance to face Xande in competition.
The Black Belts selected for the reality show are Brian Mingia, Victor Schlosser, Dennis Hallman, Victor Barreto, Luke Costello and AJ Sousa.
In this first episode the competitors meet each other at the BJJ Library academy to start off the show’s challenges. First, a game of “King of the Mountain” is played where all of the Black Belts (including Xande) test their take down skills against one another. The last man standing wins.
Next up is a more cerebral challenge. The competitors must balance a large pipe filled half way with water, and then squat with the pipe for 5 seconds. It sounds and looks easy but you can see in the guys faces that it is quite a feat to pull off.
A lot of excellent Jiu Jitsu action ensues! I don’t want to spoil it all for you so check it out!
This Is What Bad Jiu Jitsu Instruction Looks Like
As Jiu Jitsu continues to grow as a sport there will be a greater and greater influx of people who have convinced themselves that they are proficient in the art. Thankfully we have YouTube, where most of said Jiu Jitsu artists go to post their “instructionals” to an unsuspecting public.
The BJJ community is so well connected that usually within an hour of upload, these silly videos are shared and seen by all.
For those of us who practice BJJ under legitimate instructors, these videos can prove to be quite hilarious! Check some of the funnier ones I’ve found below!
Kit Dale Ostracized In Mainstream News For Being A Bad Parent
Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction, and this is one of those instances. BJJ madman Kit Dale is known for his zany antics, viral videos and loony social media posts. Unbeknownst to Kit, his Facebook page has been being monitored for potential worldwide mainstream media news!
Kit recently posted this picture:
Someone at Yahoo! News picks up the story except they claim that it is actually Kit Dale in the photograph advocating this harsh form of parenting. Other news outlets quickly picked up on the story that a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu champion from Melbourne, Australia named Kit Dale was making his daughter wear an imposing shirt to ward off any potential suitors. Check out the ABC news video below:
Kudos to Kit for inadvertently punking so many people!
Mackenzie Dern Makes History By Defeating Gabi Garcia
Mackenzie Dern makes history by defeating Gabi Garcia in the females absolute semi finals. Dern now faces GF Team’s Vanessa Oliveira in the female’s absolute finals of the Abu Dhabi World Professional cup 2015.
“I fought her like five times and every time was learning, first time I tried just to survive and that didn’t work and she submitted me fast, so this time I decided to attack but not over expose, obliviously I tried but I couldn’t get any advantages. I’m just so happy the strategy was good.” – Mackenzie Dern
What Time Is It? Clock Choke Time!
The Clock Choke is a tremendously powerful submission used against an opponent who is in the turtle position. You can quickly make someone go unconscious with this technique so be looking for the tap when applying.
Below is a video of JT Torres finishing his opponent in competition, and after that there are plenty of Clock Choke technique videos that you can sink your teeth into.
Below is a great Clock Choke defense video:
Hope you enjoyed the videos. Now go show someone at your academy what time it is!
Ralek Gracie on Women and Exclusive Contracts in Metamoris
The Metamoris brass has been catching a hard time as of late. First there was the online debate between Metamoris and Garry Tonon regarding contract exclusivity. Soon after Metamoris would come under fire for not having any women’s matches on recent cards.
In the video below Metamoris President Ralek Gracie explains his position regarding these matters.
The article that Ralek mentions throughout the video –http://www.mmafighting.com/2015/4/12/8316949/metamoris-interested-in-ronda-rousey-but-claims-financial-realities
Metamoris 6 is set to take place on May 9th, 2015.