Fabio Santos

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by TheVandalz, Nov 23, 2005.

  1. TheVandalz

    TheVandalz The Mighty Menehune

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    I know who he is and have been invited to train with his class. I am not skeptical but wouldn't mind knowing what you guys think of his BJJ skills as someone I'd pursue obtaining my Black Belt from.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Sherdog_Mutt

    Sherdog_Mutt Purple Belt

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    He is simply one of the best BJJ instructors out there. I've fought many of his students at tournaments and I found every single one of them to be tough and very technical.
     
  3. TheVandalz

    TheVandalz The Mighty Menehune

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    Thanks man, thats exactly what i wanted to hear. Guess i'll be signing up with Fabio Santos after the holidays ;)
     
  4. Doctor Anomalo

    Doctor Anomalo Blue Belt

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    great! we can get another sherdogger at fabio's.
     
  5. TheVandalz

    TheVandalz The Mighty Menehune

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    Sweet man, u with Fabio Santos? Hey, can u email me? I wanna ask you some stuff! ;)

    [email protected]
     
  6. TheVandalz

    TheVandalz The Mighty Menehune

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    I just got off the phone with the lady over there at fabiojiujitsu, I'll come in to the class after the holidays. I am pretty excited about this move man... :D

    Whats your skill level Anomalo? Weight?
     
  7. jjmuaythaiguy

    jjmuaythaiguy Brown Belt

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    I don't train with Fabio but got to meet him when he came to Hawaii for Renzo's fight. I also trained with people who learned from him. Fabio Santos is awesome. Don't let him fool you by his looks. He can turn it on if need be. A lot of sherdoggers train with him and can vouch for that. He was just in Grappling Magazine a month or two ago with a student. I can't remember the month. He is well loved and respected by the Gracie family. I'm sure you will not regret training there at all.
     
  8. Doctor Anomalo

    Doctor Anomalo Blue Belt

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    i am a lowly blue belt, weighing around 150 lbs, and have trained with fabio for around two years. you can get the best info from lobo or asel1 as they are the elders. where are you guys?
     
  9. Asel1

    Asel1 BAd [email protected]

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    right here........you will have the best time at fabios school, fabio has produced a lot of bjj champions, not to mention dean lister. all the guys are tough and there is a constant flow of top talent from brazil that migrate through fabios all the time. watch out for lobos triangle!!
     
  10. johil d'o

    johil d'o Thought Warrior

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    He has a very good reputation.

    But you're gunning for your black belt already there, eh? Slow down there Tex, and try to get past the first 3 months of training first. The dropout rate is quite high.
     
  11. Lobo

    Lobo Brown Belt

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    Fresh meat, mmmmmmm. Nice to hear you'll be coming over to Fabio's. I'm there every day there's class (in the mornings). Like asel1 posted, Fabio has put out lots of top guys and we have a lot of higher belts (purples, browns, blacks). Not to mention a shit-load of blues.
     
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    johil d'o Thought Warrior

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    Curious --- who are some of Fabios' top students over the years?
     
  13. Lobo

    Lobo Brown Belt

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    Dean Lister
    Fernando Margarida (went from blue to brown at Fabio's)
    Alex Brandao (http://alexbrandaobjj.com/home/home.htm)
    Jeff Higgs
    Fernando Paradeda (BTT World Champ; trained a few years under Fabio before moving back to Brazil)
    James Nielson (misspelled for sure)
    Jason Middaugh
    Brent Stuchlick
    Jocko Willink
     
  14. pitviper259

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    dam fabio is/has trained some beasts in his day hasn't he?
     
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    johil d'o Thought Warrior

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    Lobo Brown Belt

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    That thing has not been updated in FOREVER. Don't know why.
     
  17. S.D.Force

    S.D.Force Blue Belt

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    Fabio refused to give Dean Lister his Black Belt and so one of Fabio's newly promoted black belt students (a good friend of Deans) ended up giving it to Dean. Then Fabio proceeded to kick this particular black belt out of his academy for doing so.

    That's the short story.....in general i'm sure Fabio is very knowledgable. But the secrecy and tight lips surrounding the Dean Lister charade is quite funny. Anybody that knows of the situation will look down on Fabio for his behavior in this matter. IMO Fabio is Gracie Jiu Jitsu politics at it's worst/best.

    Dean had competed for years and won everything, including Abu Dhabi absolute, and was KOK champ, AND beat black belts on a regular basis. Yet Fabio felt that he wanted to keep Dean down. Not sure why, but it sure seems that way.
     
  18. NCJJ

    NCJJ Blue Belt

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    Where is that BlackBelt now?
     
  19. Lobo

    Lobo Brown Belt

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    Back at Fabio's, lol. His name is Jeff Higgs.
     
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    NCJJ Blue Belt

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    Jeff "Triangle" Higgs.

    Does he teach at Fabios most of the time?

    You guys on the west coast have a lot Black Belts.

    Don't most of the people once they get their BB start up their own school?
     

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