In what will no doubt become a classic moment in the history of jiu jitsu and grappling, Eddie Bravo seizes a unique opportunity to share his philosophy of the “Rubber Guard” to living legend and Gracie family representative Rickson Gracie. As a promotor of the Eddie Bravo Invitational, Eddie has helped lead the charge and set the bar high for other submission grappling competitions and events His events have helped to showcase the talents of both his own students and others. It wasn’t long before he experienced UFC 1 back in November of 1993 and like so many others, began to question the efficacy of the martial art he was currently practicing. Eddie would achieve what many thought was an impossible task, he was able to catch Royler in a triangle submission and beat the unstoppable Gracie. Eddie Bravo’s achievements are many, but unlike some jiu jitsu athletes, the majority of them involve other athletes. Digging into Eddie Bravo’s 10th Planet system can be akin to learning a new language. Eddie Bravo’s gravitation towards Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is not unlike the commonly heard stories of his day and certainly did not foreshadow his eventual impact on the sport that continues to the present day. The 10th Planet name for his system and his academies around the world refers to what some believe is a 10th planet in our solar system known as Nibiru and the debate around its existence and the controversy make it the perfect symbol for the enigmatic Eddie Bravo. Eddie Bravo is one of the true Renaissance spirits to have ever impacted the history of BJJ. “He [Royce] said ‘Jean don’t you touch me, you go grab him, you keep him away from me. Imagine my surprise when a friend filled me in on a few details about UFC 1, informing me that Shamrock had been tapped out in under a minute by some skinny bloke in a pair of pyjamas. In the video below, we see one of BJJ history's most famous matches between the relative nobody at the time, Eddie Bravo and the legendary Gracie competitor, Royler Gracie. Royce Gracie’s place in MMA history is assured. After another action-packed card at Fight Island, we come up with six showdowns we need to see, Lightweight champion promised his mother this would be his last fight: 'No way I can come here without my father', Khabib Nurmagomedov won his last fight for his late father, then retired at the top of the game, Robert Whittaker showed he deserves a chance to retake UFC gold with convincing win over Jared Cannonier. This sense of doubt in the effectiveness of karate, led him to begin studying Jeet Kun Do and the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu mats and the academy of the legendary Machado brothers. James MacDonald is a freelance writer and featured columnist for Bleacher Report. Our aim is to create a shop for BJJ Students who don't look at BJJ as a sport - but a lifestyle. One can ordinarily rely on the breakdowns from Rener and Ryron Gracie to provide an objective account of what took place in a fight. In fact, collective delusion and denial has apparently taken hold of several members of the Gracie family since Metamoris 3. Without that uniform, changes had to be made and that is what Bravo’s 10th Planet system proposed. Eddie Bravo speaks to the development of his 10th Planet philosophy and movement. Please note that all orders processed with Sezzle must have a minimum purchase amount of $77. He was winning fights against men who had no right to exist outside of a comic book, and doing so without ever having to hurt them. Kevin Casey via heel hook Dean Lister vs. Renato “Babalu” Sobral declared a draw Gui Mendes def. The names are anything but traditional, with techniques like “The Electric Chair”, the “Vaporizer”, and “Stoner Control”, you can see Eddie’s creative and controversial thought processes at work. BJJ Fanatics was started by a pair of black belts who know that nothing is more important for a fellow fanatic than their time on the mat. For those who have been living under a rock, Royce confronted Eddie Bravo backstage at the recent Metamoris 3 event, after the 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu founder had dominated his brother Royler in … For those who have been living under a rock, Royce confronted Eddie Bravo backstage at the recent Metamoris 3 event, after the 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu founder had dominated his brother Royler in the long-awaited rematch of their 2003 ADCC contest. Having long believed that the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu had failed to evolve, specifically in the area of it’s approved uniform, the Gi, Eddie would ultimately gravitate towards the world of No Gi, until eventually developing his own curriculum of No Gi based techniques, he would call the 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu system. In what was considered an upset, Bravo defeated Gustavo Dantas in the first round by rear naked choke.Bravo then faced four-time world champion and three-time ADCC champion Royler Gracie in the quarter-finals. It was 1998 and the then-WWF’s promotion of Ken Shamrock had brainwashed me into thinking “The World’s Most Dangerous Man” was precisely that. This was the opportunity for the 2003 favorite, Royler Gracie to prove that his loss to the relatively unknown Eddie Bravo was indeed a fluke. Almost ten years after UFC 1, Royler Gracie (Royce’s brother) competed with a relatively unknown brown belt named Eddie Bravo at an ADCC world championship. Eddie was an avid jiu jitsu student who would ultimately earn his jiu jitsu black belt from legendary instructor Jean Jaques Machado. Eddie was a high school wrestler who began studying karate in his teens. The Eddie Bravo Invitational has become one of the premiere submission grappling events and has impacted the sport not only by giving competitors another arena in which to compete, but to also challenge the notion of the rules of the sport to promote an event that is both exciting to the fans and also eliminates the subjective and controversial aspect of judges decisions. Their contribution provided us with the opportunity to separate fantasy from reality in the martial arts. Making this all the more bizarre is the fact that Bravo has repeatedly gone out of his way to praise the Gracie family, both in interviews and in print. Without his efforts at UFC 1, the current combat sports landscape would likely be almost unrecognizable. 100 Cummings Ctr. In 2002, Eddie would compete and win the ADCC North American Trials and earn himself a spot in the prestigious ADCC competition. I'm a vale-tudo fighter, I don't compete in (grappling) tournaments. Kevin Casey steps in to replace Maglahes on 30 minutes notice. Confronting and threatening Bravo is just the tip of the iceberg. Royler dominated him so much, he did so much strength, that he threw up after the fight. Though he would be defeated in the next round by Leo Vieira, the course of Eddie’s rise to stardom was set. Most recently, he has started the Combat Jiu Jitsu version of his competition, in which competitors are permitted to utilize open-handed strikes to their opponents. He has participated in arguably one of the most famous grappling matches in history, against the legendary Royler Gracie in 2003. The Chicago based MMA Podcast that walks the line between serious and ridiculous. Gracie went to say his piece to Bravo but Eddie’s mentor, Jean Jacques Machado stepped in and grabbed Royce Gracie to calm him down. However, his words and deeds in the ensuing years have eroded any affection I once had for the man. Covering major MMA events by the UFC, Bellator, and others. As an instructor and coach, Eddie Bravo has also developed a number of 10th Planet black belts who have become high level compeitors and instructors in their own right. For example, take a look at the bizarrely misleading action shots of the contest from Gracie Mag and this mind-boggling description of the match. His primary critique is that jiu jitsu as he saw it had failed to evolve and relied too heavily on a uniform that wasn’t practical for mixed martial arts. Royler Gracie and Eddie Bravo will square off in the Metamoris 3 main event. Royler had never been submitted in competition and was favored to win his division in the ADCC competition that year. Here are the results of the full event. From protesting losses to testing positive for steroids to giving free reign to his king-sized ego, Royce has done little to endear himself to MMA fans since the turn of the century. #246C,Beverly, MA 01915,United States. Bravo traded comfortably top positions with Gracie throughout the match before deploying his game of rubber guard, and eventually winning via a triangle choke. Short of mass amnesia breaking out among those who witnessed the contest, history will reflect the fact that Royler was outclassed by Bravo. In interviews, Eddie has explained that much of the terminology and the names of his techniques and transitions are attempts to help he and his students remember and understand the positions better. What purpose does it serve, though? After a grappling match between Royler Gracie and Eddie Bravo at Metamoris, the younger Gracie approached his foe. Samir Chantre via baseball choke Zak Maxwell vs. Sean Roberts declared a draw. It would arguably be the most anticipated match in jiu jitsu history. In 2014, Bravo and Gracie would meet again on the Metamoris stage. All rights reserved. Hosted by Ingo Weigold, Matt Griffith and the Magic 8 Ball to keep us in check. Without them, we may still be wondering whether it’s a good idea to block a baseball bat with one’s forearm or whether the flying kick is an effective technique. By Chris Pagliuca on March 29, 2014 inBJJNews. Having won the 2002 ADCC North American Trials, he would find himself across the mats from one of the most feared of the Gracie Family members, Royler Gracie. Although the fight ended in a draw, as neither fighter submitted the other in the time-limit, Bravo controlled more of the match with his sweeps and submission attempts. Eddie Bravo Vs. Royler Gracie 2 (Rematch at Metamoris 3) In 2014, Bravo and Gracie would meet again on the Metamoris stage. This was the opportunity for the 2003 favorite, Royler Gracie to prove that his loss to the relatively unknown Eddie Bravo was indeed a fluke. No one can take away what the family has given to combat sports. Let's (fight) with no time limit and with punches allowed. It would be this move that he would use as the cornerstone of his entire submission philosophy and build his 10th Planet system upon. During that event, Eddie would meet the legendary Royler Gracie who was a past ADCC winner and the favorite to win in 2003. The famous victory at UFC 1 catapulted both Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and the Gracie family into martial arts notoriety. The shining star of the event was a historic rematch between 43 year old Eddie Bravo and 48 year old Royler Gracie which was a back and forth battle that ended in a draw.
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