Rickson: New techniques like the 50/50 diminish BJJ effectiveness

by Hywel Teague | source: bjjhacks.com
 

Filmed in Rio de Janeiro in July of 2011, this rare interview gives us an insight into Rickson's philosophies and attitudes like never before.

Rickson discusses topics such as:
How his philosophy and attitude toward jiu-jitsu has changed with age.
Why people should learn his “invisible jiu-jitsu”.
How he feels about modern techniques and positions such as 50-50 guard.
His attitude toward modern advancements in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Who he feels will carry on the family legacy by promoting the art of jiu-jitsu.

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Zero1 site profile image  

7/19/11 3:41 AM by Zero1

what he was saying about becoming more yourself than the art is so true

Zero1 site profile image  

7/19/11 3:41 AM by Zero1

what he was saying about becoming more yourself than the art is so true

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7/19/11 3:31 AM by MIKE CIESNOLEVICZ

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7/19/11 3:31 AM by MIKE CIESNOLEVICZ

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Str4nger D4nger site profile image  

7/19/11 1:57 AM by Str4nger D4nger

I understand and agree for the most part what he's saying but I do love sport jiu jitsu. Great interview.

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7/19/11 1:57 AM by Str4nger D4nger

I understand and agree for the most part what he's saying but I do love sport jiu jitsu. Great interview.

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7/19/11 1:40 AM by BurstingwithPride

400-0? Anybody?

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7/19/11 1:40 AM by BurstingwithPride

400-0? Anybody?

JacT site profile image  

7/18/11 10:40 PM by JacT

I understand where you are coming from on this. Any and all martial arts training (or any subject for that matter) comes down to application. What is the PURPOSE of your study of the subject? How will you apply your knowledge of that subject? Ju-Jitsu's original intent was for self defense first and foremost. Not as a game or something to pass the time. This is what I understand from Rickson. It was not originally created for "sport." And it was not originally created for MMA with judges and short time limits, etc. (That is what guys like Greg Jackson are for. He is BRILLIANT at what he does.) Ju-jitsu was created so a smaller man could defend himself against larger opponents. Not necessarily to BEAT them, but to DEFEND against them. It also included knife and Gun defense techniques. I am assuming you don't train. Or you just train for the sake of getting in shape or "having an outlet." I think that is an excellent reason to train! But it was not the original (nor the current) purpose of the art. And its original intent should never be forgotten. JacT

JacT site profile image  

7/18/11 10:40 PM by JacT

I understand where you are coming from on this. Any and all martial arts training (or any subject for that matter) comes down to application. What is the PURPOSE of your study of the subject? How will you apply your knowledge of that subject? Ju-Jitsu's original intent was for self defense first and foremost. Not as a game or something to pass the time. This is what I understand from Rickson. It was not originally created for "sport." And it was not originally created for MMA with judges and short time limits, etc. (That is what guys like Greg Jackson are for. He is BRILLIANT at what he does.) Ju-jitsu was created so a smaller man could defend himself against larger opponents. Not necessarily to BEAT them, but to DEFEND against them. It also included knife and Gun defense techniques. I am assuming you don't train. Or you just train for the sake of getting in shape or "having an outlet." I think that is an excellent reason to train! But it was not the original (nor the current) purpose of the art. And its original intent should never be forgotten. JacT