Just got home from Rickson Budo Challenge, details inside

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  1. hamoom

    hamoom Purple Belt

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    Unfortunately they wouldnt let us take any pics. they searched us like we were going on an airplane, metal detector and everything.

    People I saw there included : Diego Sanchez, Jeff Glover, Renzo Gracie, Ralph Gracie, Rolls Gracie Jr, Marcelo Garcia, Jacare, Xande Ribeiro, Saulo Ribeiro, Rickson Gracie, Daiju Takase, Shinya Aoki ........ list goes on

    This was unlike any grappling competition I've been to. There was one central stage, that was elevated, there were no ropes. The fighters had entrances, there was an announcer. The fighters also wore blue and red belts to symbolize the corners they were from.

    the rules really did make the fights exciting. Almost every fight ended in submission. There were three, three minute rounds, and more points were awarded for submission attemps than for advancing positioning.

    My favorite fighters were Jacare (crushed both his opponents with ease) and Shinya Aoki, who finished one opponent with an incredible flying armbar in 20 seconds, and he also finished Cameron Earle with some kind of very fast rolling leglock, it was difficult to see.

    Aoki was the underdog to win his division, and had hilarious reactions to winning his fights. He made a samurai sword motion with his arm, like he had just cut down his opponent.

    Overall, AWESOME event, only complaint was the time was way too long between fights. But it was my first time seeing world class BJJ and Judo black belts compete.

    I went to buy a sandwich and Rickson literally bumped into me and cut in front of me! I shook his hand, and he was a gentleman. He has this suave latin kinda thing going on. Like a ricky ricardo.

    Lastly, Kyra Gracie is the hottest BJJ black belt in the world
     
  2. Little Mac

    Little Mac Green Belt

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    Thats Tight Man hey who is that guy on your avi???
     
  3. flyingknee16

    flyingknee16 Brown Belt

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    awesome man

    so did aoki win his division? and did takase compete?
     
  4. high right kick

    high right kick Blue Belt

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    the hand you shook was the same hands that can tap out GOD/stop earthquakes/make rainbows.
     
  5. mogway

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    awesome!!
     
  6. hamoom

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    yes aoki won his division


    takase won his fight via reverse triangle, but was unable to go to the finals due to some kind of injury
     
  7. hamoom

    hamoom Purple Belt

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    vitor shaolin ribeiro
     
  8. hamoom

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    gokor was there too, and someone asked him if karo was going to beat matt hughes. and gokor said

    "no, i dont think hes ready yet"
     
  9. hamoom

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    also keigo kunihara got choked out in the exact same way that he did in this last ufc by pe de pano

    pe de pano made funny faces while choking him..

    this time robert drysdale was choking kunihara, and someone yelled out from the audience. MAKE SOME FACES INTO THE CAMERA

    ROFL
     
  10. Resendiz

    Resendiz Just glad to be able to train again.

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    Gokor said that?.... hehe
     
  11. guardpasser

    guardpasser Tudo Bem Bjj

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    i geuss they will put out a video of it.
    hopefully
     
  12. ichimonji

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    LUCY ... u got some splaining to do !!!!
     
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    Sounds great. Too bad no pics. I hope we can get some footage of this. Did they have camera's shooting the event?
     
  14. Soid

    Soid Renegade of Funk

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    Hmm LIES! Dave Jacobs clearly is !!

    No homo
     
  15. OrcishFighter

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    Look like it was fun. Wish you had some pics/footage !
     
  16. minimagpro

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    awesome man, i really wish i could have gone......
     
  17. DMcKayBJJ

    DMcKayBJJ Blue Belt

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    Thanks for the info...sound like it was a cool event.

    So did Rickson still get in front of you in line, or did he realize that he cut in front of you and assume his appropriate place in line?
     
  18. hamoom

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    he kinda cut in front cus i guess the guy serving the sandwiches is his student or something. i didnt really care that much.
     
  19. hamoom

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    they had big huge cameras shooting it, one of the cameras was on a friggin CRANE.

    there should be footage of this event eventually.
     
  20. colinm

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    who actually competed out of those guys?
     

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