I’m working on a new, big, and very cool BJJ project which recently took me to Houston, Texas.
That trip was a blur – we were working like crazy and filming till 2 or 3 am most nights. Just to show you how busy we were, I didn’t even get a chance to drive just down the road and visit NASA… Which, given my interest in space, science and exploration, is pretty much a hanging crime!!
But one person I did make time for was Vinicius ‘Draculino’ Magalhães. This guy is a fantastic resource for the BJJ community, and I wanted to pick his brain about the ongoing evolution of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.
Dradulino started training in Rio in the 1980’s back in the days when many of the big names in BJJ were just young kids with blue and purple belts around their waists. Plus he’s trained many great competitors in the sport, as well as having personally competed in BJJ, ADCC, and MMA himself!
In our 24 minute conversation Draculino talked about:
All in all, it’s a merry romp down many BJJ topics, past and present
You can listen to the 24 minute long interview, download the audio, and/or watch it on video at this link here:
A while ago I had the honor of interviewing Ricardo Liborio.
Liborio is a famous Carlson Gracie’s black belt who is known for his incredible depth of understanding of BJJ. He is also the head coach at American Top Team, which is literally one of MMA’s most successful champion factories.
I picked Liborio’s brain about the relationship between BJJ and MMA. Here’s just some of what we covered:
You can read the entire transcript as a PDF document by clicking on the link below. (Be patient; it’s almost 10 MB so it could take a while to open.)
It’s a pretty cool interview, so if you want to save it to refer to it later (or to mail it to someone else) just click on ‘File’ and then ‘Save As’ at the top of your browser.
Feel free to pass it on, and I hope you get as much out of it as I did!
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