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Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Hollihan, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. Hollihan

    Hollihan Yellow Belt

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    Here's a list of BJJ coaches' names. Let's rate them according to our own subjective criteria and try to build a consensus. Let's have fun with it and no God complexes. Nobody is a perfect instructor. Lets put the fight camp or gym in parenthesis and keep the list to a max of 10. Here's my list of names to get us going:

    1: Rickson Gracie (Gracie Academy)
    2: Marcelo Garcia
    3: Richardo Liborio (American Top Team)
    4: Eddie Bravo (10th Planet JJ)
    5: Carlos Gracie (Gracie Fighter)
    6: Minotauro Noguiera (Team Noguiera)
    7: Dave Camarillo (American Kickboxing Academy)
    8: BJ Penn
    9: Bas Rutten (Legends Gym)
    10: Renzo Gracie (Team Renzo)
    Honerable Mentions: Saulo Ribiero, Pedro Sauer
     
  2. tim18t

    tim18t Blue Belt

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    Bas over Pedro sauer? psyche?
     
  3. Stanger

    Stanger Orange Belt

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    Got to have Romero "Jacare" Cavalcanti in there...
     
  4. Mike Wilson Jr.

    Mike Wilson Jr. Amateur Fighter

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    White belt threads man...
     
  5. cooltoon999

    cooltoon999 Orange Belt

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    So you have eddie bravo, a first dan blackbelt and obvious nutjob, over 6 time world champion Saulo Ribeiro and Pedro Sauer, someone who was voted to be the most technical instructer on the planet?
     
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    kahyo Orange Belt

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    I would put Pedro Sauer at least in the top 5. He's a 8th Degree Red & Black Belt for Christ sake.
     
  7. Sawoszao

    Sawoszao Yellow Belt

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    I'm a nuthugger I know but Braulio Estima is an awesome instructor and deserves at least a mention. I also like the way Alberto Crane teaches in a very systematised way.
     
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    chris1190 Orange Belt

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    Agreed, in fact I think he deserves either the number one or number two spot, with Fabio Gurgel taking the other. Alliance is on top right now so that should obviously be reflected in a list of best coaches.
     
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    Honerable Mentions: Saulo Ribiero, Pedro Sauer HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.

    Man, thats funny
     
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    GS828 Yellow Belt

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    Lol!
     
  11. BigStaff

    BigStaff Purple Belt

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    He is doing a Seminar in Lewisville TX in Nov... Man I am pumped for this!!!!!
     
  12. Kimuralex

    Kimuralex Brown Belt

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    that carlos gracie of gracie fighter is the shit...
     
  13. Jdonw

    Jdonw Green Belt

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    Rickson Gracie doesn't represent or coach at Gracie Academy.
    Bas Rutten I don't even think has trained bjj, just submissions for mma. But he certainly is not a bjj instructor, so he should not even be on the list, let alone at the top of it.
    BJ Penn as far as I know is not an instructor. Great at bjj, yes. But I don't think he teaches, and if he does, he has never produced any talented grapplers that I have heard of, so I think it is laughable to include him on a list of coaches.

    I don't even want to debate Eddie Bravo.
     
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    MMA junkie Purple Belt

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    dschinghiskhan1 Orange Belt

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    garbage list. honorable mention saulo riberio? he should be somewhere on the top. look at the talent he's produced.
     
  16. Sawoszao

    Sawoszao Yellow Belt

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    Ummm actually... Who did Saulo produce?? Its a honest question, no trolling.

    Edit: Is Rafael Lovato Jr his bb??
     
  17. dschinghiskhan1

    dschinghiskhan1 Orange Belt

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    Regis Lebre
     
  18. mweaver123

    mweaver123 Yellow Belt

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    "Great BJJ practitioner" does not necessarily imply "great BJJ instructor"...not saying these people aren't good instructors...it's just tough to judge without actually having been to any of their classes, I think.
     
  19. Hollihan

    Hollihan Yellow Belt

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    Jesus Christ there is nothing but pricks out today. Make your own list. I have never trained with anybody but Camarillo. Its just a fun list. Take the dildos out of your asses and have some fun. Does it matter what I say about how much I train? I am a 20th degree black belt in BJJ and the reincarnation of Helio Gracie.

    I made the list based on all of the DVD's I own and the style of grappling that I prefer. Why don't you chicken shits put yourself out there for once and make your own instead of hiding behind your criticism and your vaginas.

    Eddie Bravo puts himself out there a lot and is pretty well known as an instructor, why the hater tots being thrown at him?
     
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    nefti Red Belt

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    great instructors actually produce great students.
     

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