“We’re gonna be a marijuana world” -Eddie Bravo

In this new interview with Eddie Bravo he explains how he used to be brainwashed by the “reefer madness” theories, but now he is wide awake to the benefits of the herb. “Once we have the whole country on lock, then the whole world will be pro-marijuana,” says the master of the rubber-guard. Should MMA … Read more

Mann Talk just got robbed

Much like Alan Belcher, my column was not actually robbed, but don’t tell Joe Rogan that. Anyone who watched the Yoshihiro Akiyama and Alan Belcher fight with the ten-point must system in mind should have been able to see that Akiyama won the first two rounds and thus the fight. Yes, Akiyama was dead tired. Yes, Belcher could have turned it on and won the fight, but that is not what happened. Despite being spent, Akiyama’s striking was continually cleaner and more effective.

I could go on and on about how the decision was righteous and justified, but at the same time that is so obvious it doesn’t deserve space on PRO MMA (promma.info). What does warrant this edition of Mann Talk is the way the UFC’s commentating team deals with judging, Rogan can cry robbery all he wants. After all commentators are there to provide commentary. However, Rogan and Goldberg need to start talking about judging in context of the ten-point must system.

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Mann Talk – loco plata next

After years of hearing Joe Rogan perk up whenever someone pulls rubber guard in the Octagon, I finally decided to head to Borders and fork over some cash for Eddie Bravo’s Mastering The Rubber Guard. Aside from the book being too big to fit on any normal shelf, it was well worth the money I spent.

While reading through the book, I came across a section called “Go-Go Plata to Loco Plata,” and I was shocked. Shocked, not only because I recognized Bravo’s demonstration partner, Laurence, from an episode of “Millionaire Matchmaker,” but also because the move seems to be the embodiment of Bravo’s other-worldly-pot-smoking creativity.

The idea of wrapping the instep of your foot around someone’s throat and then gripping your toes with your hand is literally a pipe dream in and of itself, but reinforcing with the foot is even more outlandish. So, I simply brushed it off as something clever Eddie came up with and continued to read his book.

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The truth about Eddie Bravo & rubber guard

Jiu Jitsu is evolving. The fight game is evolving. Like all of the arts it involves creativity. In this very interesting video Joe Rogan, George Sotiropoulos, and Jason Chambers share their insight about Eddie Bravo’s contribution to Jiu Jitsu and the evolution of MMA. Props to Jeff at www.mmasync.com for this video.

Eddie Bravo vs. Royler Gracie – ADCC Fight Video

This is why Eddie Bravo is so well-respected within the jiu-jitsu community. [vodpod id=ExternalVideo.608852&w=425&h=350&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26] more about “Eddie Bravo vs Royler Gracie – Mundia…“, posted with vodpod Here’s a good interview with Eddie Bravo if you’d like to learn more about him and this legendary fight he had with Royler Gracie.