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Friday, March 2, 2012

MARCELO MEETS MISSION CONTROL. EPIC ROLLING ENSUES. (MARCELO GARCIA AND EDDIE BRAVO ROLL AT MG IN ACTION, NYC).


Last week, we heard 10 Planet System creator/guru, Eddie Bravo, stopped by Marcelo Garcia's academy in New York and the two met on the mat for some great Jiu Jitsu (or something like that). 

The week-long wait is finally over, the footage is out and it was definitely worth it. This is was rollin' is all about, grapplers.   There are several videos out there featuring some very good and even seemingly great grapplers getting completely owned (and submitted many times) when rolling with Marcelo (Ryan Hall, Jake Shields to name a couple).  But, this roll is different.  Eddie does his thing, from lock-down, to Mission Control to the Twister and defends himself very well against the man many consider the world's greatest grappler.  You can tell from this session that there is plenty of mutual between the two (as is evidenced by the comments from both Eddie and Marcelo afterward).

No delays.  Check it out.  Mind you, it's a 54-minute video (about 25 minutes of rolling and the rest is talking), so you'll probably have to pack a snack and maybe even grab a nappy in between breaks in the action. 

Go.

11 comments:

  1. There wasn't any rolling going on, it looks like they were drilling Marcelo passing Eddie's guard - and then Marcelo letting him recover it. I wonder what was up with Marcelo letting Eddie recompose guard, which was clearly intentional. Still, an interesting vid!

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  2. All that weed smoking wore on Eddie's cardio :P

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  3. This was not the same type of competitive rolling that Marcelo does with Ryan Hall/Jake Shields/JT Torres, Marcelo was LETTING Eddie get away with some silly stuff. THIS WAS NOT AN ACTUAL ROLL, watch how Marcelo constantly lets Eddie out of a lot of his subs before he gets them, even his north/south and side control. He NEVER tries to finish.

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  4. Yes, this was an odd one but still cool to see. Eddie never once went on top or even went for a sweep even though sometimes he had the sweep free and available. I think they must have agreed it was a guard passing drill.

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  5. You have lost your goddam mind if you think that was an "epic roll" and that Eddie was defending himself very well. That was Marcello getting the easiest sweeps I've ever seen, passing his guard 30 times, letting him recover guard. He didn't go for a single submission. That was not epic rolling, that was a pity party.

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  6. You guys are tough.

    Maybe it wasn't epic in the sense of total combat, but, to me, it was very cool to see two iconic guys rolling. Eddie is not a pro athlete and has never claimed to be. Maybe Marcelo understood that and made it all about technique, etc.

    I'm not sure if they had a gentleman's agreement to roll light or break after a guard pass. To me, that was not that relevant. It is true that Marcelo seemed to be rolling light with the other pros that passed through and managed to submit every one of them.

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    1. Well I enjoyed watching, thanks for posting this.

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  7. Eddie is a teacher and innovator not a competitor any longer. This goes back to the Greg Jackson post, sure Shinya could submit Greg but more than likely couldn't out-instruct him.

    P.S. Marcelo always looks like the happiest guy on the planet

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    1. Nickname Eddie Zero, cause he has zero championships and has zero world champions - and his best students all train in the GI. Greg Jackson was insulted by your comparison.

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  8. Marcelo and Eddie are doing quite spectacular in grappling. They're upholding such spirits for the sport and keeps on getting a crowd cheering for their side to overcome the other. It truly does seem to challenge more and more people just to step on the stage to oppose them. They truly are amazing. Plenty of techniques to learn from them just from seeing them.

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