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Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by SoSexy, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. SoSexy

    SoSexy Yellow Belt

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    Hey! I've been doing BJJ less than a year and I'd like to know which players to watch that have good fundamentals that I can learn from? I'd like to learn high level players applying fundamentals and basics in competition but I'm not too familiar with the names in BJJ aside from the top few and the ones in MMA. Thanks!
     
  2. xcydal

    xcydal I am in here.

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    Jacare, Marcelo, Roger, Xande and Maia.

    Personally I like to watch Ricky Lundell and Sotiropolous for techniques as well.
     
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    The Machado bros., Saulo Ribeiro, I like to watch Kyra Gracie ;p.
     
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    Ragno Orange Belt

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    Roger Gracie
     
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    Sloth Brown Belt

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    One of my favorites to watch for basics is Rodrigo Teixeira. Scissors sweep from guard, americana from the mount, etc...Roger Gracie also of course.
     
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    Mike Wilson Jr. Amateur Fighter

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    X's 2 for Rodrigo.
     
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    Varth Green Belt

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    Roger is the god of fundamentals. He makes simple techniques so effective that he gets everyone off guard.
     
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    Sloth Brown Belt

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    Xande Ribeiro is also awesome to watch for basics.
     
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    Sloth Brown Belt

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    Does anyone know any guys in the lighter weights to watch for solid basics? There are some guys in Medio, but anyone know any Lightweight or lighter?
     
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    Jimmy Cerra Amateur Fighter

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    David Jacobs!
     
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    Podgorny Green Belt

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    Caio Terra!
     
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    chliu1109 Orange Belt

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    buy the saulo ribeiro sets. The basics on those DVDs are solid.
     
  13. BJJ in Chicago

    BJJ in Chicago Livin' la vida bomba

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    I've added the most to my game from watching Roger and Xande (as far as tournament matches), but for instructional basics you have to watch the Roy Dean blue and purple belt sets.

    Take into account that I compete around 190-200 and am a purple belt. I'm sure those with different experience and different weight classes will have very different answers.
     

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