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I rolled with Roger Gracie Yesterday!

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by GBYorba_Fighter, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. GBYorba_Fighter Banned Banned

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    I train at Gracie Barra Yorba Linda, but for the upcoming Worlds 2008 we have competition training everyday at 12 noon at the main office in Irvine. We started training guard passes and I was able to roll with him three times for about 3 min each time. He is in my humbled opinion is the strongest MAN I have ever encountered.

    He was really cool with the white belts as well, there was about four of us and each time we came into the line, he could have skipped us like some of the other black belts were doing but chose to roll with us anyways.

    At one point I thought he was going to rip my collar. I was posting up one leg trying to stand up to break his closed guard and he held on to my collar to the point that it was starting to tear! I was like damm I could not believe this guy can hold his weight with one hand. Needless to say, I like many other GB students NEVER pass anything yesterday.

    Professor Feitosa had the students work on guard passes for two hours
     
  2. Terere** Purple Belt

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    yes definantely Roger has some weird strenght factor, there are several stories about him ripping gi's apart... his force applied to a grip is like Mike Tyson's applied to a punch.. ok I will stop ..
     
  3. johil d'o Thought Warrior

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    He is the strongest man you've ever encountered?
     
  4. stu3ufc** Yoshihiro Akiyama

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    lol he robert drysdale you
     
  5. YeahBee Samdog Original Nine

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    I have meet former world champ strongman Magnus Samuelsson, I shock hands with him and I felt like a kitten in the hands of a bear
     
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    Magnus is the only known person alive to have closed the # 4 Captains of Crush gripper (365 lbs of resistance) for two reps. We're talking orangutan-like grip strength ...
     
  7. txfighter13 Purple Belt

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    He has nothing complicated in his game. If you watch him roll and you are familar with the basics of BJJ you will know everything that he does. It is just the fact he does everything 100% correct. I saw him fight at the world championships last year and he really inspired me to start attacking from the full mount position rather than the side or anything else. Great fighter.
     
  8. YeahBee Samdog Original Nine

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    he knows Royce Gracie aswell, but is a gentle giant so he didn't want to get into MMA I reckon,

    that woul
     
  9. alphamale Purple Belt

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    wow he really must have put in some hard training with todd to get that kind of grip strength.
     
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  11. IronCage** Banned Banned

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    He doesn't look muscular at all. I wonder where he is getting this strength from.
     
  12. infamous mattyd Brown Belt

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    is he stronger than that guy who is a solid purple and has great core strength?
     
  13. J Storm** Banned Banned

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    i think it's safe to say by now that Roger is not human. just look at the way he is shaped. he is a shaved wookie.

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  14. Defy Unforgiven

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    haha good one.
     
  15. spirez Purple Belt

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    Did you get a chance to roll with Braulio too? He's uber cool, cant wait for him to fight at the worlds.
     
  16. fighting101 Blue Belt

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    you lucky son of a bitch.(no offense to either of your parents)
     
  17. moraf Blue Belt

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    lol, nice :icon_lol:
     
  18. Joey Burke Blue Belt

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    very cool, and great of him to be good to the white belts.
     
  19. 350 lbs fist Black Belt

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    Roger "the shaved Wookie" Gracie? :)

    That nickname will get him loads of Star Wars first and second generation fans at least. :)
     
  20. Kimbo Rice Green Belt

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    That's awesome man.

    Roger's gonna be legendary.
     

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