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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

THE GREAT TERERÊ WILL RETURN TO THE WORLD STAGE AT 2011 MUNDIAL.


Here at DSTRYR/sg, we feel strongly that it's important for the growth and development of our sport to  properly glorify its past and present champions.  We don't worship them or give them more credit than they're due (exception: Rickson Gracie, of course).  But, the truth is our pro-level athletes are under-appreciated and certainly underpaid for their level of prowess and devotion to the craft. 

We have a long way to go (as I've said before).  Right now I'd say BJJ/submission grappling is pacing with Ultimate Frisbee in popularity, which is just sad.*  At least  we're owning the pro hackey sack league.

My point?  It's unclear, but what's important is that you watch the video below. It's an extremely well-made short documentary chronicling the legendary Tererê's (i.e., Fernando Augusto Da Silva ) training as he prepares his return to BJJ competition for Worlds in June 2011.  It was created by woolfcub productions in the UK.  It's great stuff and exactly what our sport needs. Glory to Tererê and good luck at Worlds.



* yes, I'm joking.  So settle down.

4 comments:

  1. that was a well made short film!

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  2. I love Terere!! Whoop Terere... Whoop Terere... This guy was an entertainer and an icon. I'm glad he's back. I wrote about it, and linked to this post:

    Terere Returns to the 2011 Mundials?

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  3. As someone who used to do ultimate frisbee but is now switching to BJJ, I hate to say it but ultimate frisbee is way more popular than BJJ. The local frisbee summer league where I am has about 1000 players in it, and I don't think there are anywhere near that many people competing in BJJ in the same area.

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