July 6, 2009

Machado Fun

I hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th! Now it is time to get your ass back in shape after WAY too many beers, hot dogs, burgers, steaks, won tons.......

Here is an interesting clip I found on the ever present Youtube with the Machado brothers working out and training for upcoming fights and movies. Some interesting drills here.

Here is some great footage from the early 90's where Rigan and Jean Jacques whooped ass and took names at the Sambo Pan American games. The Machado brothers entered every tourney they could when they first moved to the US, and most of them were Judo or Sambo related since BJJ was still in its infancy here in North America. I love it when Sambo cats say BJJ has no leg attacks! Check out JJ's win in under 20 seconds!

Rigan and John Will had a funny story about this tourney... Rigan was solely interested in competing, it did not matter what the rules are. On the flight to the tourney John Will is having to explain all the various rules and regulations of Sambo to Rigan (no gi chokes are allowed for instance, and you have limited time on the ground to work)! Rigan ends up taking 2nd in the world while not really knowing the rule set of the tourney. This goes to show you how adaptable your grappling game should be. No excuses. No focus on certain techniques. Jean Jacques and Rigan went in with no experience and kicked some serious butt.

Here is the ONLY time you will see Chuckles Norris defeating any of the Machado clan!

Speaking of leg attacks, here is JJ from one of his online tutorials, offering a leg lock combo. Look out guys, I will be trying this on you this week! JJ has tons of these lessons online, make sure to check them out.

The more I immerse myself in the training of BJJ under the Machado brothers, the more I appreciate sincere, quality training and teaching. These guys LOVE what they do and that shines through in their teaching and passion of what they do! If you have never had the opportunity to train with one of the brothers put it on the top of your priority list. Four of them live in the LA area with Carlos in DFW, so they are easily accessible. Also stay tuned as a rumor or two is floating around that one or two of them may be visiting Seattle before the end of the year.
I will be posting more clips as I find them. I hope you can enjoy objectively.

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