Baret vs M.

2018 World No Gi Championships

Master 3 Featherweight Elimination Match

Anaheim CA

Baret Yoshida vs M. Robert

In 1998, Sheik Tahnoon Din Zayed Al Nahyan created the tournament of tournaments for Submission Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu enthusiasts called the ADCC Submission World Wrestling Championships. The event is 5 different weight classes comprised of 16 person brackets with opening rounds of 10 minutes and finals of 20 minutes. The rules are much different than your traditional IBJJF tournament. After the weight divisions are concluded they have a 16 person Open Division, the most coveted podium in our sport. This year, in September, the ADCC will be hosted in Los Angeles and will mark its 13th installment (from 1998 to 2001, it was held every year. Since 2003 it is every 2 years) of the event.

Baret Yoshida (left), starting in 1999, has appeared in 10 ADCC Championships. I will go out on a limb and say that must be a record for number of appearances. He is a 2 time silver medalist (2001 and 2003). 20 years later, Baret hasn’t stopped. He continues to fight tournaments as well as submission only events (Polaris, EBI, Fight to Win). He also records some of the coolest submissions like the one I have selected today.

Enjoy Baret vs M.

Editors apology for not knowing Baret’s opponents full name.

Roger vs Rodrigo

2015 IBJJF Black Belt League

Superfight

Las Vegas, NV

Roger Gracie vs Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros

I base my MFM entries on a theme – something happens or someone stands out that needs to be recognized. Whatever the theme maybe, my intention for all MFM posts is to be educational. I lean towards the philosophy that that watching competition video is more valuable that instructional video. This is the mission of this blog. While I want everyone to enjoy the matches I post, I want you to learn from the match selection.

Why such a heavy introduction? Because I have a bold, borderline hyperbolic, statement regarding this match:

This match is the best display of basic Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Technique I have ever seen.

I have introduced both Roger (White Gi) and Rodrigo (Blue Gi) before. Both are legends and I don’t need to repeat their histories. Just watch and see if you agree with my assertion.

Enjoy Roger vs Rodrigo.