De La Riva-Nakai
BJJ match of the day is a 2004 match at ground Impact between 2 masters of BJJ, Ricardo De La Riva vs. Yuki Nakai. De La Riva is a legend in BJJ, one of the most creative guard players ever, having created the the famous “De La Riva” guard. He is also a top instructor w/ several name black belts like the Nogueira bros. Nakai is famous for his fights w/ Gerard Gordeau and Rickson Gracie has also been responsible for bringing the Brazilian Style of Jiu Jitsu to Japan, being the great propeller of the sport there. Alot can be learned watching this match from De La Riva’s grips to Nakai’s base and patience.
“The strong get right back up when they fall, the weak stay down, complain and feel sorry for themselves. Be one of the strong one!” – Unknown
BJJ match of the day is some rare footage of BJ Penn as a whitebelt vs. an unnamed bluebelt in the 1997 Joe Moriera tournament. This is why they call him “The Prodigy”. Let this show all the whiteblts that everyone starts somewhere. Like Renzo Gracie says “A blackbelt is a whitebelt that never quit!” * note* Rickson Gracie as the ref
“No dream comes true until you wake up and go to work.” – Unknown
Have a wonderful Memorial Day. A sincere thank you to all of our country’s service men and women. There is a large price to pay for freedom. And I thank all of the people that paid the price for me. Your sacrifice is very much appreciated.
Royler Gracie speaks of his Jiu Jitsu approach.
BJJ match of the day is a preview of tonight’s UFC fight between Roy “Big Country” nelson vs. Frank Mir. this match was a long time ago and both have improved since then but Roy was dominant in this match
“The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.” – Bishop W.C. Magee
Hope everyone has a Happy and Safe Holiday weekend!!!
BJJ match of the day is between then brownbelts David Terrell vs Cameron Earle in one of the 1st Grapplers Quest superfight tournaments in Vegas. they were considered the 2 best brownbelts in the US at the time and Terrell went on a streak for a couple of years where nobody beat him or scored a point on him. This was also the first time I saw “the peruvian necktie” used in competition.