Anyone who knows anything about jiu-jitsu has heard of Robson “Robinho” Moura. He was able to dominate his division for the better part of an entire decade. His first world title came in 1996 as a purple belt and in 1997 he won his first world title at black belt. Since then, the Nova Uniao phenom was able to capture world titles in the super featherweight division another four times, with his last win coming ten years later, in 2007. There is no mystery to how a champion is created: a combination of hard work, talent and dedication. However, if you attend any of Robson’s classes or seminars, you will see that there is one standout reccurring theme - drilling. This is something that Robson touts as an essential part of any athlete’s success in BJJ.
This past weekend we saw one of the most anticipated grappling matches in years. Current and multiple-time absolute champion Marcus Buchecha versus the legend, Roger Graice, also a multiple-time absolute world champion but from an earlier period in time, before the beginning of Buchecha's career.
"My diet consists of 6 meals per day. My favorites are breakfast and lunch, as these meals allow me to enjoy and absorb more vital nutrients to support and prepare for my daily workouts. These are the only two meals where I can actually eat a small portion of carbs; at breakfast I have a slice of bread, and at lunch, sweet potato or a serving of brown rice."
So, your summer holiday is coming up and you don’t know where to spend it? How about ripping a few weeks out of the calendar and train BJJ off the beaten path around Europe together with your two best friends, Mr. Gi and Mr. Toothbrush?
No stranger to controversy, Mario Sperry has always followed his heart and spoken his mind throughout his esteemed BJJ and MMA careers, both as a competitor and coach. After all, it was the “Zen Machine” along with fellow Carlson Gracie black belts Ricardo Liborio, Murilo Bustamante and “Bebeo” Duarte who left the famous “Arrebentacao” team to start the famed Brazilian Top Team (BTT) which enjoyed great success on the biggest stages in MMA between 2000 and 2007.