Monday, January 30, 2012
WATCH STUART COOPER'S "BRAULIO ESTIMA: THE EVOLUTION OF BJJ."
I'm about to make a broad, sweeping statement about society. But, I think you will all agree with me when I say we tend to give athletes too much credit. Many do amazing things in their respective sports, but, at the same time, are giant douchebag toolboxes (case in point, Floyd Mayweather Jr.). And, that's OK. We shouldn't expect them to be great at everything. After all, they're just people like us ... only they have exceptional timing, flexibility, stamina, dexterity, muscle tone, fauhawks and six-packs (I could go on). I'm not jealous or anything. No.
All that is true, and I'm sure you agree with me, grapplers. But, Braulio Estima seems to defy all my jealous stereotypes of athletes. He really is a phenomenal Jiu Jitsu athlete and an overall pretty stand-up, humble and cool guy. Check him out being that swell guy while maintaining the best and most famous inverted triangle in the business.
Oh, and thanks Stuart Cooper Films, for another beautifully shot and produced documentary.