Tuesday, January 10, 2012
MUST SEE: STUART COOPER'S "THE RISE OF TOQUINHO."
Regardless of how many 95 lb, 16-year olds you submit on the regular in the beginners class at your academy, if ever faced with the challenge of fighting Rousimar "Toquinho" Palhares, you should clearly run (fast). And, then hide. No one would blame you.
Toquinho is without any doubt one of the scariest men to step foot on the ADCC mats. This past year, he destroyed everyone in his weight division and lost only to scary rival, Andre Galvao in the >88 kg final (via points [9-4] in a smart fight executed by Galvao).
He's fighting at UFC 142 Rio. Stuart Cooper made a brilliant film on the subject. It truly is a must see. Carve out 20 minutes from your boring work day and delight in the excellence of this piece of BJJ/MMA filmmaking.