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Tainan Dalpra Worlds Championship HL part 02
theres a quote in the book the art of war that kept coming to my mind before this match
“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”
I trained tommy for about 2 years in the past and I had the advantage of knowing both of them.
it was my favorite match to watch, they both gave it all they got and fought to submit each other. I wanted tainan to pass the guard and he used relentless pressure with great understanding of distance on top to attack side to side forcing tommy to turtle and expose his back.
HL do Tainan no Mundial parte 02
tem uma frase no livro a arte da guerra que ficou na minha cabeça antes dessa luta
Se você conhece o inimigo e conhece a si mesmo, não precisa temer o resultado de cem batalhas. Se você se conhece mas não conhece o inimigo, para cada vitória ganha sofrerá também uma derrota. Se você não conhece nem o inimigo nem a si mesmo, perderá todas as batalhas.
eu tinha a vantagem de conhecer ambos muito bem, eu treinei o tommy por aproximadamente dois anos nas faixas roxa e marrom.
essa foi minha luta favorita, os dois estavam dispostos a finalizar um ao outro e a disputa de vontade e tecnica veio a tona, tainan usou sua excelente movimentação e entendimento de distancia por cima para cansar e fazer o tommy dar as costas.
competing at the high level to me is a way of practicing self discipline, a way of overcoming doubts, fears and achieve personal growth.
in our journey to the top we must be great students to evaluate our actions in order to recognize mistakes and we must develop patience to work quietly clapping for others while waiting for our time to shine.
we are not born champions, we become one when we discovery that consistence and resilience combined with passion and a strong desire to accomplish something can transform us into a much better version of ourselves.
competir em alto nível para mim é uma forma de praticar a autodisciplina, uma forma de superar dúvidas, medos e alcançar o crescimento pessoal.
em nossa jornada ao topo devemos ser ótimos alunos para avaliar nossas ações e reconhecer erros, devemos desenvolver paciência para trabalhar calmamente aplaudindo os outros enquanto esperamos nossa hora de brilhar.
não nascemos campeões, nos tornamos um quando descobrimos que consistência e resiliência combinadas com paixão e um forte desejo de realizar algo podem nos transformar em uma versão muito melhor de nós mesmos.
I remember when this match took place and how dominant Rodolfo was at that time, probably one of the most effective and technical guard passers competitive jiu jitsu has ever seen. That same year Rodolfo had submission victories over great champions like Buchecha, Cobrinha and Michael Langhi.
we knew Rafa was 154lbs while Rodolfo was a heavyweight (208lbs) and being on bottom would be a true test for his guard.
The match went to referee decision and it was one of the most devastating moments of our careers since the prize was 50k and we were living in Rio Claro, Brazil at that time with our mom working two jobs to help us pursue our dream of making a living off the sport we love so much.
today analyzing the match I can really value the level of the technique and understanding we had in our training. Rafa’s frame was perfect and kept Rodolfo away from any dominant spot he could have in that match, the ability to frame from reverse delariva/delariva and also the ability to move from middle distance (where he uses the hooks) to far distance (where he sits up with the arm extended) in order to readjust his frame are great examples of what I taught in my instructional for @bjj.fanatics
this is an amazing example of a lot of the concepts I teach and how it can be applied at the highest level against the most dominant opponents if you study and develop the confidence in your technique.
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in the last two chapters of my instructional “Understanding the Distance from Guard” I filmed a drilling session of me and @tainandalpra doing a drilling session focused on creating attack opportunities from the guard. theres no specific technique to be worked on, the partner gives different reaction after each guard pull and the person drilling tries to not only focus on one technique but take advantage of whatever is given and create a chain from there.
the goal for this part of the instructional was not only to show the techniques we like to work but also the pace and intensity we drill when focusing on developing competitive awareness in the positions.
in this video you can also see a small part of another chapter of the instructional where I filmed a correction for one of our young competitors in the class, helping him with his guard control.
the almost 4h instructional is now available on bjjfanatics.com
guard has always been one of the most challenging scenarios to learn in jiu jitsu. the desire to learn advanced attacks that will take you to the back or finish the fight makes the majority of the students to skip the learning process of what should be priority – the core of the guard, the concepts on how to manage the distance, stay safe with a strong frame and have understanding of where you are and what are the possibilities there.
near, middle and far distance are completely different scenarios and require a lot of understanding if you want to be effective from the bottom. submissions happen in near distance where you have a hold of the opponents body and enough leverage to use your whole body to maximize the strength of the move. middle distance has the most technical set of combinations for sweeps and back attacks since you can control your opponents legs but still have space to move your hips, creating multiple off balance scenarios that will result in technical attacks.
and far distance is used to start a sequence when you pull guard or to reset your guard when the opponent is closing the space from the top, understanding that distance will make you become not only good attacking but readjusting your guard whenever you are being attacked.
Understanding the Distance from Guard is now available on bjjfanatics.com
@bjj.fanatics x @artofjiujitsu
11 years old Mick Whelan winning another gold medal in a local event.
Mick Whelan de 11 anos de idade vencendo mais um evento local e adquirindo experiencia e confiança para no futuro brilhar nos grandes eventos na categoria juvenil
lightweight black belt champion @johnatha showing smooth transitions and great control as always.
campeão peso leve @johnatha mostrando excelente nivel tecnico e controle de luta como sempre.
HL of Tainan’s Grand Prix Performance
amazing display of his level of technique and precision against two high level opponents.
HL da performance do Tainan hoje no GP. demonstração impecável do nivel tecnico e de precisao do Tainan, contra dois grande adversários.