четверг, 31 августа 2017 г.

Marcus Buchecha beats Leandro Lo in IBJJF Pro League final

The IBJJF Pro League’s Heavyweight GP is in the books. The all-star tourney sent eight of BJJ’s greatest to war against each other and paid out 40,000 dollars to the winner.

Sitting absolute world champion Marcus Buchecha is that winner. He faced his friend and rival Leandro Lo in a technical final reminiscent of the world championship’s absolute gold decider they did this year.

To reach the GP’s final Buchecha first had to defeat Dimitrius Souza on advantages, and then finish João Gabriel Rocha via foot lock. Meanwhile, Lo was finishing Ricardo Evangelista via kimura and then edging out André Galvão by advantages.

The final match saw Buchecha use pressure from the top while Lo was working to sweep. Both unable to score points, Buchecha and Lo ended up in a 1-1 draw on advantages. The judges felt that Buchecha had done better, and awarded him the title.


“Old Man Jiu-Jitsu” Is Nonsense

Old man strength’ is real. It is usually acquired by men and women around the age of 40.
If you are above the age of 40 and reasonably healthy, you will get it. It can be used to do hard physical labor, or to prove to the younger crowd that you are not as old as they think you are. It is usually lost around the ages of 65-70 depending on your health.

Who better represents Old man Jiu-Jitsu than Helvecio Penna, the De La Riva black belt with a unique story. He is 58 years old and still competes in the adult division against some of the best black belts in the world. What else? He also works full time and helps the kids in the slums of Rio. Life can’t be more meaningful than that.

Fabricio Werdum black belt Gustavo Gasperin explains why the BJJ trend “old man Jiu-Jitsu” makes no sense, and it can actually be detrimental to your health and quality of life as you age.


The armbar that earned Dimitrius Souza gold at the Vitória Open

Dimitrius Souza has been staying active in open tournaments on Brazilian soil, with no small degree of success.

The Alliance fighter recently competed in the Vitória Open, beating the heavyweight and absolute fields. In the absolute final, he came across Admilson Gobi (Lloyd Irvin) and, at the end of a tough battle, managed to get things stable on top and attack with a neat transition to an armbar. Enjoy the video!