We introduced Braulio here as a brown belt in 2003. In this MFM installment, he performs another unthinkable submission 10 years later.
Replays of this short video are mandatory!
Braulio is a 3 time World Champion (2004, 2006, 2009), 3 time European Champion (2007,2009,2011), and the 2009 ADCC -88kg and Absolute Champion. In 2014 he ran afoul with USADA and tested positive for a banned substance after he won the 2014 World Championship and was stripped of his 4th title.
Everyone points to UFC 1, which occurred in Denver in 1993, as the primary introduction of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to the general public. While most of us credit this event as the inspiration for joining the lifestyle, two smaller events preceding UFC 1 that introduced the Gracie Family to us. In 1989, Playboy Magazine published an article about Rorion and his brothers (I have posted a reprint here). But before the article, Chuck Norris brought all the brothers in for a seminar in 1988. It is believed to be a seminar for the US Airforce, but a few years ago, I met a person who attended the seminar and he said it was for anyone. Regardless, this is some quick footage of Chuck squaring off with Rickson.
Chuck, I love your sidekick attempt, but welcome to Mata Leon!