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Roberto "Gordo" King of the 1/2 Guard Seminar

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Connection Rio, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. Connection Rio

    Connection Rio Blue Belt

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    Gordo BJJ seminar
    11-3pm
    Ralph Gracie Academy San Francisco CA
    $50 USD

    Head Instructor: Ralph Gracie
    Instructor: Kurt Osiander
    Address: 1166 Howard Street , San Franscico , CA. 94103
    Phone: (415) 552-4777



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  2. kimurense

    kimurense Brown Belt

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    Man... I wish I were closer to CA. He gave a seminar at my school a few months before I started BJJ :icon_sad: and I really like Half Guard.
     
  4. Hellboy31

    Hellboy31 Brown Belt

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    Is he coming out to the East Coast? $50 bucks is a steal for a Gordo seminar!
     
  5. newerest

    newerest Purple Belt

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    if I was in the area I'd go, for sure. 50 dollars is nothing for him
     
  6. TalkShowOnMute

    TalkShowOnMute dancingonthecorpsesashes

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    Definitely. Anytime his name gets brought up my instructor has nothing but great things to say about him. He refers to Gordo as the guy he calls when he has a question.
     
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    Oak 栄誉

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    $50 for that is absolutely insane.
     
  8. Fedorzilla

    Fedorzilla Brown Belt

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    He invented the half guard? WTF?
     
  9. Hellboy31

    Hellboy31 Brown Belt

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    He didn't invent it, just perfected it. The variations he made to hg have definitely made a big impact to BJJ as a whole.
     
  10. newerest

    newerest Purple Belt

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    obviously he didn't invent the half guard but he either found techniques through others or, came up with them on his own (doesn't mean you're the first but you DID come up with it on your own). Gordo made a lot of sweeps popular in half guard through his refinement of technique
     
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    TalkShowOnMute dancingonthecorpsesashes

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    This is basically how Draculino described it at well. He assured me that in the old days at the academy, half guard was used almost excusively to get back to full guard. Gordo made it super active and developed most of the sweeps we use from there today. They all credit him with it's creation now.
     
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    beeran1 Purple Belt

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    Am I retarded or did you just not post the date of the seminar? I'll be in SF for a weekend this month.
     
  13. stimbox

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    Looks like he did leave out the date.
    Saturday August 7th 11-3pm.
    Wish I could go. I already have plans.
     
  14. Connection Rio

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    *Gordo started in 1/2 guard before getting here in this photo.
     
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    Gordo teaching




    vs. Sperry


    Gordo's the man, would love to train with him someday.
     
  17. POPPA ROTZEE

    POPPA ROTZEE Brown Belt

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    He didn't invent it, but he is basically the one that made it offensive.
     

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