Marcelo Garcia vs Cobrinha
Great training session between 2 of the best ever, Marcelo Garcia and Cobrinha. Watch for the little things like how Marcelo stands up every time Cobrinha goes to closed guard. Like I always tell my students, “what is the best time to stand up in a closed guard? IMMEDIATELY!” And notice how they roll hard but under control.
Marcelo Garcia, also known as ‘Marcelinho’, is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) black belt under Master Fabio Gurgel, who competes for the Alliance BJJ academy. He is a 5X World BJJ Champion and a 4x Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) Champion. These are 2 of the most important tournaments in Brazilain Jiu Jitsu and submission wrestling and the 2 hardest to win. Garcia is widely considered one of the best grapplers in the world, while his general demeanor made him one of the most beloved athletes by the BJJ community. Marcelo Garcia has also been one of the top 10 grapplers of all time by the website BJJ Heroes.
Rubens “Cobrinha” Charles
Rubens Charles, also known as “Cobrinha” is a historical figure in the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, being a 4x World BJJ Champion as well as a 2x ADCC champion. He has also won the European Championship and the Pan Am Championship. Originally from the town of Londrina and with a background in capoeira, Rubens Charles’ talent was discovered by the legendary BJJ competitor and instructor Fernando Terere, with whom Cobrinha worked for an extended period before he joined the Alliance Jiu Jitsu Team. Though Rubens Charles is famed for his aggressive style on the mats, Cobrinha is also an accomplished instructor with a long career building fighters games. He is widely considered one of the top 5 lightweight BJJ practitioners and most successful BJJ competitors of all time, famous for his battles vs Rafael Mendes, another top lightweight.