Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by LARUSSA, Apr 10, 2008.
Babalu gets black belt .congrads
Good for him. I was always unclear about that guy. A lot of sources make him out to be a jiu jitsu guy, but then others make him out to be a wrestler who learned subs.
he has a luta livre(sp?) background. in brazil BJJ was for rich folk and luta livre for the poor
He's all three. He medalled in freestyle wrestling at the Pan-Ams, and was also training Luta Livre.
When he joined Barra after leaving Ruas, he started in the Gi with BJJ. And now he's a blackbelt, with a very versatile and strong ground game.
Wow! I just noticed from Gracie Mag that my friend Alex got his black belt at the same ceremony as Babalu. Congratulations Alex "The Footlock Machine"!
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