Tag Archives: Marcelo Garcia

Basics, Advanced Techniques, and the 1 Leg X-Guard

What makes a technique “basic?” Conversely, when does a technique cross the boundary from “fundamental” into being considered “advanced?”  Are “basic” techniques simply labeled as such because of tradition (i.e., Hélio practiced and taught them), while advanced techniques have been … Continue reading

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Relaxed Rolling

In case you haven’t already guessed from reading my previous posts, Marcelo Garcia is probably my favorite grappler.  His transitions are amazingly fluid, his style of rolling is dynamic and fun to watch, and he doesn’t hesitate to go for … Continue reading

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Why Bother With the Gi?

With the rise in popularity of MMA, perhaps it is not surprising that within the grappling community there exists a fairly large contingent with a strong opposition to using the gi.

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