Vitor ‘Shaolin’ Ribeiro is a four times World champion and 4th degree black belt – he was black belt lightweight World champion in 1999, 2000 and 2001.
I really wanted to share this video with you because it is so inspiring – it makes me feel genuinely excited about my training – I can’t wait to get back on the mat.
Everybody knows that practicing the fundamentals and principles of grappling is key to success – my thoughts are influenced by all of the great competitors – those with a simple game always tend to be the ones who win the big competitions.
Marcelo Garcia talks about how he uses the same techniques with such frequency that he knows exactly what his opponent’s options are and is prepared to counter every attempt to dominate his opponent makes. He has seen absolutely every possible technique applied against his own favored game, that nothing now is a surprise or a technique he hasn’t got an answer for. He also knows exactly what he might be faced with when an opponent is trying to stop him from advancing his position – he has seen it all before and knows how to deal with what he’s faced with.
The video I have posted is not so much about a great guard pass although it is considered by many to be one of the best – it’s about becoming so good at something through practice and repetition that you ‘own’ the move and can put it on anybody. I hope you find the video as interesting and informative as I did.
Thank you to Stephan Kesting of grapplearts.com for allowing me to post this video. Stephan’s free e-mails and videos are very interesting and well worth receiving – sign up – there’s a wealth of information.