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PitfighterZ Says, in 2-12-2012 at 11:23:10 from    

Nothing new, but it’s always refreshing hearing open-minded masters instead of the old “there is only one right way of doing things” b.s. It would be great if the Gracies kept that in mind. After all, that’s how they started the whole MMA thing. Just like Bruce Lee used to say: “Be water, my friend; be water.”

KungFuLowKick Says, in 2-12-2012 at 12:51:36 from    

I’m happy there’s no Gracie hate comments here yet.Of course the Gracies won’t all be MMA world champions because they are so great at Jiu Jitsu.

IKnives Says, in 2-12-2012 at 16:14:17 from    

Words from the best of all time. Not the flashiest but the best, MG is the most amazing to watch by far.

c Hill Says, in 2-13-2012 at 01:35:53 from    

the last 25 seconds give the greatest advice.. if you watch roger grapple.. which blows me away.. he is so solid. not fancy. He goes in calm like rickson gracie use to .. he makes it look easy to beat the best in the world… this man must indeed have pronominal basics..!

steamer Says, in 2-13-2012 at 01:38:47 from    

never been big on JJ myself, broke too many bones in both hands early on to have a very strong grip, so positioning and footwork are always high on my list. I respect Rogers philosophy and his accomplishments, but I am curious about something. If he is looking to have a career in MMA, why is he training in a Gi? Just seems like he’s setting himself up for failure. The hybrid of wrestling and JJ that focuses on scrambling and positioning seems to work better than any other form when it comes to MMA competition.

c Hill Says, in 2-13-2012 at 01:52:15 from    

Also.. can’t wait to see roger in the UFC.. as long as his stand up is improving I can promise those unfamiliar with his work that they will see a jiu jitsu in MMA unlike they’ve never seen before..

PitfighterZ Says, in 2-13-2012 at 18:50:24 from    

@steamer: Because he is a Gracie. Also, there is not yet a solid enough body of evidence that proves that no-gi is better than gi training. You need a lot of practice in both and a lot of fights, but so far, both gi and no-gi training have showed close results. So, like Roger said, go with what works for you.
The important is that you learn how to incorporate any basic training into an MMA reality, like getting punched in the face while trying to get that ankle lock…


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