David Jacobs' BJJGround Hugo Duarte: Luta Livre

7/28/16 11:31 PM
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Luta Livre Spirit 2 : Roberto Leitao.  Stan and Wladek Zbyszko were major influences on the development of luta livre

 

Training with Leitão one morning, having no idea who he was, is still my all time favorite day of training I've ever had. Just brilliant, and hilarious Phone Post 3.0
7/29/16 1:09 AM
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The first tape of the infamous self defense set.  I didn't find these still for sale anywhere so uploaded this one to preserve and perpetuate the historical value.

 

 

 

 

7/29/16 1:10 AM
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Luta Livre Spirit 2 : Roberto Leitao.  Stan and Wladek Zbyszko were major influences on the development of luta livre

 

Training with Leitão one morning, having no idea who he was, is still my all time favorite day of training I've ever had. Just brilliant, and hilarious Phone Post 3.0

I'd love to hear more about that.

Edited: 7/29/16 6:01 PM
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^ Indeed. Do tell, please.

 

The infamous Fergulcutt and his AFGA series from 1998.  Could not find this set still for purchase anywhere either.  Despite the hilarious Dr Ox incident, Ferg was legit and comported himself well in matches against legit competition such as Gil Castillo and Dave Menne. Oh, to return to those halcyon days of Ferg,nogi,Oxnard doc and sam pai kenpo's thunderous leopard paw strikes. A little interesting aside, Ferg trademarked the name "submission wrestling".

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edited: 7/29/16 6:54 PM
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^Oh man,  I owned that too! Got it used.

7/29/16 7:25 PM
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I bought the whole set from the tape king on ebay for like $24. They were still in the shrink wrap. He told me he had somewhere in the vincinty of 2000 instructional tapes. It was nuts, i purchased several other obscure sets for peanuts and they were all still in plastic also. I asked him if he ever watched any and he said years ago but it quickly got to a point of being impossible to watch the horde and they just kept piling up. He had what you'd call a compulsion, i reckon. I suffered the same for many years,never to that extent though, but have finally got it under control. .. . .   .  .  .      .

7/30/16 9:16 AM
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Another discontinued set from 1998 when Kerr was beginning his run of NHB and Abu Dhabi domination. It's a shame that the newer guys only know Kerr from the documentary and his less than stellar attempt at a comeback and his legacy is judged a bit unfairly. At the time Kerr was unstoppable and an entire population of pajama rasslers would quake at the mention of the "máquina de esmagamento".

 

 

 

7/31/16 1:29 PM
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another discontinued and unavailable set from 2000/01. These rustled some jimmies.

 

 

7/31/16 7:52 PM
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^ Then there was Rick Lucero's "Wrestler Killer" Tape --which is actually a good resource for guys with super short legs.

 

7/31/16 8:00 PM
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I remember Lucero from Lapendas first WVC ppv where he fought Chuck Kim,  I vacillated on buying the wrestler killer set for 6 or 7 months, but then the manic episode passed. I've regreted not getting them and haven't ran across them on ebay yet. I think i went with the walt bayless tapes instead.

7/31/16 8:19 PM
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I remember Lucero from Lapendas first WVC ppv where he fought Chuck Kim,  I vacillated on buying the wrestler killer set for 6 or 7 months, but then the manic episode passed. I've regreted not getting them and haven't ran across them on ebay yet. I think i went with the walt bayless tapes instead.


Walt's tapes were better overall. But Lucero showed a couple cool things from De La Riva --for short guys in particular, as I mentioned.

You sound as bad as me. I was out of my mind at one point getting instructionals. Spent thousands of dollars --which back then was not hard to do.

Like, for instance,  I had ALL of he Joe Moreira tapes (27 tapes?). It was just nuts. A few like the Women's self-defense were just pure filler, but there was some very good fundamental stuff buried deep in those tapes that I never saw anyone else teach, especially at that time. I think his tapes were kind of unfairly trashed. Well most of them. A few were terrible.

Eventually, I went through a process where I watched ALL of my tapes for a final time and wrote down anything I thought was useful, then sold all of them online. I haven't bought one since.

7/31/16 8:50 PM
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I still pine for the tapes that got away. I would have had the Joe Moreira tapes for sure but one of my nephews was a big fan of Kimo and when his tapes went on a clearance sale of the whole set, 100 bucks, i bought them. Watched one tape where Kimo was the uke and Moreira did 90% of the instruction in a language apparently not of earthly origin, i said that's enough of that. Out of the entire tape I only deciphered the words hippy and snakey. The rest was as someone here once put, "like listening to a swahilli poet on LSD.

7/31/16 8:57 PM
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I remember Lucero from Lapendas first WVC ppv where he fought Chuck Kim,  I vacillated on buying the wrestler killer set for 6 or 7 months, but then the manic episode passed. I've regreted not getting them and haven't ran across them on ebay yet. I think i went with the walt bayless tapes instead.


Walt's tapes were better overall. But Lucero showed a couple cool things from De La Riva --for short guys in particular, as I mentioned.

You sound as bad as me. I was out of my mind at one point getting instructionals. Spent thousands of dollars --which back then was not hard to do.

Like, for instance,  I had ALL of he Joe Moreira tapes (27 tapes?). It was just nuts. A few like the Women's self-defense were just pure filler, but there was some very good fundamental stuff buried deep in those tapes that I never saw anyone else teach, especially at that time. I think his tapes were kind of unfairly trashed. Well most of them. A few were terrible.

Eventually, I went through a process where I watched ALL of my tapes for a final time and wrote down anything I thought was useful, then sold all of them online. I haven't bought one since.

I thought Lucero showed some great stuff. I have the entire set dubbed buried deep in boxes. Wasn't too impressed with the Bayless stuff. It was okay but nothing astounding.

I had the Moreira tapes from white to black belt, but not the specialized topics. I own all of them now on DVD. I loved them.  

7/31/16 9:02 PM
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Snakeey hippiiieee?

7/31/16 10:20 PM
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Another set long discontinued and unavailable . Bas Ruttens original Rio/Nikko Toshsogu set from 97'. How Lapenda and Toshsogu could take talent like Aerts, Bas, Igor Vovchanchin, Hugo Duarte, Fabio Gurgel, and manage to turn out an below average product never ceased to amaze me.

 

 

I added the description to the tape box scan and it looks kinda wonky^

8/1/16 12:57 AM
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Luta Livre Spirit 2 : Roberto Leitao.  Stan and Wladek Zbyszko were major influences on the development of luta livre

 

Training with Leitão one morning, having no idea who he was, is still my all time favorite day of training I've ever had. Just brilliant, and hilarious Phone Post 3.0

I'd love to hear more about that.

So I was visiting Nova União with my first instructor and a buddy in the summer of 2005. I was still on my collegiate sleep schedule and having a hard time getting up before 10 on most of the days we were there, so one day my buddy comes back from an early morning session at NU and is raving about 1) training with the Turkish national wrestling team and 2) some really old dude that was running the show and showing him all of this mind blowing stuff. So naturally I have to check this out, so I suck it up and roll out of bed at 6:30 the next morning and hop on the subway. We get to NU, and sure enough, the old man is there, pretty much by himself. My instructor had tagged along as well, as pedernieras had told him about Leitão and referred to him as both the father of Luta Livre and the King of leg locks. So anyway, Leitão was really excited that anybody was there, let alone two gringos, and jumped right into showing us how he liked to attack guards, catching us with the nastiest wrist and foot locks my blue belt self had ever seen. His English made him sound like yoda to me whenever he would get really animated while explaining something which added to the fun. My buddy had never seen empire or Jedi though so it was completely lost on him. Most of the time was spent just working on principles.... How small movements expose vulnerabilities and how attacking the head and neck can disrupt nerve pathways to the limbs making them weaker and easier to isolate. It was pretty mind blowing stuff to me at the time, and even my instructor was really impressed. He then went on to tell us a bit about his educational background and a story about tapping Kevin randleman that included a hilarious impression of mark Coleman. I ended up training with Leitão every chance I got, which I think was 4-5 more times when I went back in 2008. We still chat on Facebook once in awhile. Such a cool dude, and he just lost his wife recently. Phone Post 3.0
8/1/16 1:04 AM
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Awesome. VU

8/1/16 1:22 AM
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Luta Livre Spirit 2 : Roberto Leitao.  Stan and Wladek Zbyszko were major influences on the development of luta livre

 

Training with Leitão one morning, having no idea who he was, is still my all time favorite day of training I've ever had. Just brilliant, and hilarious Phone Post 3.0

I'd love to hear more about that.

So I was visiting Nova União with my first instructor and a buddy in the summer of 2005. I was still on my collegiate sleep schedule and having a hard time getting up before 10 on most of the days we were there, so one day my buddy comes back from an early morning session at NU and is raving about 1) training with the Turkish national wrestling team and 2) some really old dude that was running the show and showing him all of this mind blowing stuff. So naturally I have to check this out, so I suck it up and roll out of bed at 6:30 the next morning and hop on the subway. We get to NU, and sure enough, the old man is there, pretty much by himself. My instructor had tagged along as well, as pedernieras had told him about Leitão and referred to him as both the father of Luta Livre and the King of leg locks. So anyway, Leitão was really excited that anybody was there, let alone two gringos, and jumped right into showing us how he liked to attack guards, catching us with the nastiest wrist and foot locks my blue belt self had ever seen. His English made him sound like yoda to me whenever he would get really animated while explaining something which added to the fun. My buddy had never seen empire or Jedi though so it was completely lost on him. Most of the time was spent just working on principles.... How small movements expose vulnerabilities and how attacking the head and neck can disrupt nerve pathways to the limbs making them weaker and easier to isolate. It was pretty mind blowing stuff to me at the time, and even my instructor was really impressed. He then went on to tell us a bit about his educational background and a story about tapping Kevin randleman that included a hilarious impression of mark Coleman. I ended up training with Leitão every chance I got, which I think was 4-5 more times when I went back in 2008. We still chat on Facebook once in awhile. Such a cool dude, and he just lost his wife recently. Phone Post 3.0

Cool, thank you!

8/1/16 5:38 AM
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can I request the Darrel Gholar wrestling instructionals?

8/1/16 7:40 AM
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I remember Lucero from Lapendas first WVC ppv where he fought Chuck Kim,  I vacillated on buying the wrestler killer set for 6 or 7 months, but then the manic episode passed. I've regreted not getting them and haven't ran across them on ebay yet. I think i went with the walt bayless tapes instead.


Walt's tapes were better overall. But Lucero showed a couple cool things from De La Riva --for short guys in particular, as I mentioned.

You sound as bad as me. I was out of my mind at one point getting instructionals. Spent thousands of dollars --which back then was not hard to do.

Like, for instance,  I had ALL of he Joe Moreira tapes (27 tapes?). It was just nuts. A few like the Women's self-defense were just pure filler, but there was some very good fundamental stuff buried deep in those tapes that I never saw anyone else teach, especially at that time. I think his tapes were kind of unfairly trashed. Well most of them. A few were terrible.

Eventually, I went through a process where I watched ALL of my tapes for a final time and wrote down anything I thought was useful, then sold all of them online. I haven't bought one since.


I'd love to take a look at the Rick Lucero tapes. Dude had a pretty cool blend of wrestling & BJJ.
8/1/16 10:41 AM
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can I request the Darrel Gholar wrestling instructionals?

I have one that i purchased from Gene Lebells company a long time ago. If it's not available any longer, when i come across it, i'll upload it for sure.

8/1/16 6:20 PM
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  Long unavailable tape from 1995.

 

1996-10-1. black belt

 

 

 

8/1/16 9:14 PM
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I uploaded the 5th tape since the first encoded kinda wonky for whatever reason.

 

8/1/16 11:19 PM
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another discontinued and unavailable set from 2000/01. These rustled some jimmies.

 

 


Pretty cool that this was way back in 2000, features Dan Henderson, Rob Follis ( i think) and made by SBG, all of which are still very prominent in modern day MMA

8/1/16 11:55 PM
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I remember Lucero from Lapendas first WVC ppv where he fought Chuck Kim,  I vacillated on buying the wrestler killer set for 6 or 7 months, but then the manic episode passed. I've regreted not getting them and haven't ran across them on ebay yet. I think i went with the walt bayless tapes instead.


Walt's tapes were better overall. But Lucero showed a couple cool things from De La Riva --for short guys in particular, as I mentioned.

You sound as bad as me. I was out of my mind at one point getting instructionals. Spent thousands of dollars --which back then was not hard to do.

Like, for instance,  I had ALL of he Joe Moreira tapes (27 tapes?). It was just nuts. A few like the Women's self-defense were just pure filler, but there was some very good fundamental stuff buried deep in those tapes that I never saw anyone else teach, especially at that time. I think his tapes were kind of unfairly trashed. Well most of them. A few were terrible.

Eventually, I went through a process where I watched ALL of my tapes for a final time and wrote down anything I thought was useful, then sold all of them online. I haven't bought one since.

The Joe moreira 5 tape set that was ALL on the single under / Gracie gift pass is like some kind of hermetic induction that was probably understood by .... no one. The sheer depth of instruction was one thing, Joe's English and the terrible sound quality was another.

I'd still love to get those tapes again and have another crack at them. Phone Post 3.0