Lesnar's BJJ trainer: 'Brock is every coach's dream'

by Carlos Eduardo Ozório | source: graciemag.com

graciemag: What do you think of Lesnar winning using Jiu-Jitsu?

Rodrigo Comprido: You can’t succeed in MMA without knowing Jiu-Jitsu. Brock has been training with me for two years and has evolved a lot. I feel that was clear in his fight against Mir. In this fight he used the right position at the right time. It was a simple position, but we practiced it a lot, since we figured that’s where the finish could come from. It was a great night for everybody. Brock proved once again that he’s the best heavyweight in the world. It was a great night for Jiu-Jitsu and for Brasa, since in the end Ratinho and I worked with the best heavyweights in the world (Ratinho helped Fabrício Werdum train to face Fedor) and they won by submission.

graciemag: I read an interview where Lesnar said he was grateful for your work. How does being recognized in this way make you feel?

Rodrigo Comprido: Who wouldn’t want recognition for their work? I felt great, really happy. It made up for not having competed at the Worlds because I opted to work and couldn’t prepare myself to compete. I received messages of congratulations from a lot of people, but I was especially touched by the recognition from friends of mine like Murilo Bustamante, Pedro Rizzo, Demian Maia, Gabriel Napão, some of Brazil’s greatest representatives in MMA. Not to mention so many other friends and family members I can’t even name them all.

graciemag: Do you feel Lesnar will evolve in Jiu-Jitsu even more? Does he like ground training?

Rodrigo Comprido: Like I said, Brock is every coach’s dream. He doesn’t complain, he always pays attention to what we’re teaching and he’s a born athlete. He has abnormal strength and speed. The sky’s the limit with him, and he’ll continue to evolve for a long time. He’s a grappler, so he loves training on the ground, likes training as a whole a lot. And one thing you haven’t seen yet is how he has an aggressive guard. He’ll surprise a lot of people.

graciemag: Jiu-Jitsu had fallen out of favor with a lot of people, who said the public likes seeing knockouts. What do you think of that?

Rodrigo Comprido: I think it’s stupid; what the public likes is a lively fight. There isn’t a sport out there where the public likes seeing apathy. Jiu-Jitsu is the most complete martial art, but it needs to be complemented with boxing and wrestling. I don’t feel a boxer should turn into a guard player, but it’s important to know other martial arts. A good example of broadening one’s knowledge is the final round between Demian and Anderson Silva, where Demian, unable to use his Jiu-Jitsu, won the round by boxing.

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Brasa jiujitsu site profile image  

7/11/10 1:38 PM by Brasa jiujitsu

Comprido: “Brasa have the best jiu-jitsu for MMA in the world”Marcelo Alonso - de Las Vegas * This coverage is sponsored by Pretorian Hard Sports If there is any winner in common in the two biggest MMA events in the world, Strikeforce and UFC, made in the last two weekends, this winner is Jiu-Jitsu. After all was with his indefensible triangle that Werdum submitted Fedor Emelianenko last week at Strikeforce, and was using a katagatami that Brock Lesnar reversed the suffocation of the first round and submitted Shane Carwin, in UFC 116, held at the MGM, in Las Vegas, last Saturday. "Kataiatami ... I do not know the correct pronunciation, just know that I trained hard this blow with my master of Jiu-Jitsu Rodrigo Comprido, and it was very important in defining this fight", acknowledged the giant squandering humility and sympathy after the fight . In an exclusive video made for Portal shortly after the event, Comprido recalled that his teammate Otavio Ratinho Couto also trained Fabricio Werdum and attributed the achievements of the excellent adaptation of Jiu-Jitsu for MMA that his team, Brasa, is doing: "Jiu-Jitsu with gi It´s different the than in MMA, which is an interdisciplinary mode where our art has to fit the other. In this respect I come humbly to say that Brasa has the best Jiu-Jitsu for MMA in the world". In the interview, which you follow in the coming days, Comprido also spoke about the change of Lesnar’s posture, his next opponent (Cain Velasquez) and the new phase of Brasa.

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7/8/10 8:04 PM by ajjr0ller

One year from Rolles Gracie

theppfftt site profile image  

7/8/10 7:19 PM by theppfftt

"Brock will submit Cain with a go go."hehe..if that actually happened i think I'd faint!!

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7/8/10 12:43 AM by Brasa jiujitsu


Sadyv site profile image  

7/8/10 12:28 AM by Sadyv

A 12 foot tall, 480lbs Double Cole would indeed be scary, but that is not what Brock is.

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7/7/10 11:21 PM by ironyuppie

Brock to ADCC! Sheikh make it happen!

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7/7/10 10:52 PM by Lo No Ho Paura

5 days max. We're talking Lesnar here, the man can balance the moon on the tip of his lower lip.

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7/7/10 10:44 PM by Cheeseburger Eddie

 6 months. And some sprawl training.

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7/7/10 10:40 PM by KidJustice

 This^^^^^ Imagine just how good he can be if he learns like Comprido says. Brock learned Football routes in less than a year He learned how to be a Pro Wrestler in less than a year at OVW He admitts he was never good in the classroom learning from books, but I bet that he is a hands on guy that learns twice as fast as most when it comes to certain skills.