Annapolis MMA – We are two days into Frankenstorm and I am already going through Jiu Jitsu withdrawals. LoL – To try and sooth my fix, I went into my basement where I have an extensive collection of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts videos. My collection ranges from MMA fights to BJJ matches to martial arts instructional videos. For those who have seen my video library, they can vouch it ranges in the thousands. I am very proud of my collection. It is close to twenty years of videos. Most of my videos are still on VHS (Yes! I still have a VHS player – ☺) although I have converted many of them to DVD.
I flip through my favorites box and come across an ADCC match I haven’t seen in awhile. It is one of my all time favorite matches and many of you have heard me reference it. It is a 2002 ADCC match between Ricardo Almeida and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza.
Around that time, I traveled a few weekends a month to train with Ricardo at his school in New Jersey. Not only is Ricardo a phenomenal Jiu Jitsu instructor, he is an all around good person. If you are ever in the NJ area, drop by and attend one of his classes. You won’t be disappointed. You can check out a pic of me Ricardo by going to http://garfieldbjj.com/multimedia_main.html. By the way, in case you didn’t know, Ricardo is the Jiu Jitsu and MMA coach of former UFC Champ Frankie Edgar.
If you are anything like me and need to scratch your Jiu Jitsu itch, check out the following video. It isn’t the same as rolling, but it should hold you off for a few days. ☺ I found a short video of Ricardo in a 2001 ADCC grappling match versus Mike Van Arsdale. Enjoy!
I hope we are all able to return to the mats in a few days.
Jiu Jitsu Jon