May 14, 2011

Rigan Machado Tutorial

Woke up at about 5 am and could not get back down, so this will be the third (and possibly final) post of the day.
I am so stoked to have our friend and coach Rigan Machdado coming back to Seatown for training (click here for more information on the seminar).  I am always on the look out for anything Rigan related on the web because he is just so damned talented.  So imagine my elation (and I can hear all my training partners excitement as you read this) when I found this gem of an instructional on YouTube:

Now, many consider the wrist lock "cheeky" or not a very legit submission, but it has won world championships, and quite frankly if it is good enough for Rigan... 'nuff said in my book!  This variation is money!!!  Watch and learn:



Here is a good interview by the same cats with the above video:



And finally some competition footage.  Rigan boasts a 365-0 record in BJJ competition, but what truly is impressive is his dominance in ALL grappling formats.  Here is a clip of him cleaning house at a Judo tournament in 93:



And here in 94 Rigan kicks some ass in Sambo as well:



The poise, precision, balance, and overall humble nature is compelling and inspirational.  If I can attain a quarter of what Rigan has attained in his pinkie, I will die a happy man!

Come join us May 28th for a great day of gi and no gi training with Rigan Machado, one of the best grapplers ever to live!

Jake

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