I think I need a jiu jitsu field trip. Maybe a month in Brazil (dream on!) or a month in Southern California. I know I can't make it happen till after Mundials (or maybe even Masters/Seniors Worlds in Rio in July?)
But reading Jake's awesome Pro Trials review on his blog made me feel antsy for a field trip. To be somewhere where, as he puts it, you can't swing a dead gerbil without hitting good BJJ... *sigh*
Maybe I just need to stay here, but take a month off work, and be SOLELY and strictly dedicated to BJJ. Like I would be in a different place. Like Brazil. I wouldn't do anything extracurricular, eat badly, drink, etc. I'd just be a pure devotee worshipping at the altar of jiujitsuness.
Riiiiiiiight. Maybe I just stay here :)
Some treats for your eyes... ADCC Pro Trials, March 6, 2011 (San Diego).
Blue belts for once!! Maybe the guy Jake liked? Michael Liera, from JJU...
Or check this guy: Angelo Barden, also JJU, also blue belt...
And if you want the blackbelts...
Clark Gracie v. Andre Galvao, semis...
Antonio Braga Neto v Joao Assis
Claudio Calasans v Lucas Leite
Masters finals: Enrique Ochoa v. Tony Pacenski (whose Sao Paulo Approach to Passing Guard I need to finish reviewing..)
Andre Galvao v. Claudio Calasans, middleweight finals
Eduardo de Silva v. Gui Mendes, finals