David Jacobs' BJJGround Hugo Duarte: Luta Livre

8/2/16 12:32 AM
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1st volume of the advanced series from 97'. This one tape was about as long as the entire first series put together.

 

1997-4-1 black belt

 

 

 

8/2/16 12:38 AM
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the first and second set fit onto one dvd so i only scanned the first tapes box to make a case cover. I got the description on this one all wonky and not symetrical. OCD emergency!!

8/2/16 1:19 AM
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I have so many of the VHS tapes on this thread that it makes me want to cry!
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Walt always had the best mix of wrestling and JJ, but I guess working with Pedro S and mark S will do that for you.
8/2/16 7:10 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 remember watching Joe's self defense tape. Where he showed multiple hair grab defenses. He was near bald at the time. His uke just grabbed imaginary hair while Joe whipped out multiple ways to defend imaginary hair grab defenses. Hilarous

8/2/16 8:54 AM
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Great stuff here, thanks to all for sharing. Phone Post 3.0
8/2/16 9:28 AM
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nowaydo - Walt always had the best mix of wrestling and JJ, but I guess working with Pedro S and mark S will do that for you.

A year and a half before the first UFC the SLC guys were calling it "combat wrestling" and sambo.

1992-5-1

 

 

8/2/16 11:09 AM
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nowaydo - Walt always had the best mix of wrestling and JJ, but I guess working with Pedro S and mark S will do that for you.

A year and a half before the first UFC the SLC guys were calling it "combat wrestling" and sambo.

1992-5-1

 

 


Excellent info.

I thought Walt did traditional JJ and Sambo before he meet pedro S.
8/2/16 11:15 AM
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How long was Walt associated with Sauer, 3/4 months?

8/2/16 4:00 PM
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The old secrets of the octagon set from 95'. I had to trim the 2 minute intro to bypass the zuffa blockade since it had a few seconds of fight clips from the four instructors.These were filmed in David James vee-jitsu school.

 

 

 

8/2/16 5:48 PM
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yep, got that one
8/3/16 2:26 AM
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Tape 4 from the secrets of the octagon set.

 

8/3/16 8:19 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

What red-blooded american has never seen Jedi?
8/3/16 9:29 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

What red-blooded american has never seen Jedi?

Me.
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Hugo Duarte Luta Livre #8, Advanced Sweeps.

 

1998-4

 

 

 

8/3/16 1:35 PM
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Nick Starks Sambo series, originally from 96'.These were repackaged into two tapes by Palladin Press when they began distributing them in 98'.

 

 

1996-8-1.  I toyed with the idea of taking that cruise.

 

 

 

8/3/16 1:55 PM
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nowaydo, gotta watch it!
8/4/16 6:27 PM
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Ruas Vale Tudo fight strategy from 96' .  This was one of, if not the first panther ad and the price had already dropped $100.  After a few more months they would be at standard panther prices.

 

 

 

8/4/16 6:29 PM
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^The ad was from 1996-8-1

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Kids, please note the prices --from 20 years ago-- if you think BJJ is "expensive" today. It was just sheer robbery back then.

 

8/5/16 3:05 AM
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Hugo Duarte Luta Livre #8, Advanced Sweeps.

 

1998-4

 

 

 

OK, just watched this for the first time...

I have to say, the nuance and subtlety of Hugo's Sweep instruction is absolutely astounding!

MIND BLOWN!!!!!!

BTW, this is an "Advanced Sweeps" tape,  so unless you are very-high level grappler, I would probably stick to a basics sweep tape. Not trying to be a d!ck, but you seriously just wouldn't even understand the material. I know I had a lot of trouble comprehending much of what I was seeing on screen.But, what  I did understand wasn't "gold"... it was more like platinum.

 

 

 

8/5/16 8:46 AM
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Kids, please note the prices --from 20 years ago-- if you think BJJ is "expensive" today. It was just sheer robbery back then.

 

I've wasted enough money for a vacation to tahaiti and a rhine river cruise back to back. What's insane is 90% of my tapes have never been viewed. It was just the excitement of getting the crazy things, i'd open the box, watch one or rarely, two tapes, say "meh", and begin pouring over the advertisements for the next set to buy, fretting over and comparing ads and languishing in indecision for a while before starting the process all over again.

8/5/16 9:34 AM
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Back in the day, there was nothing better than getting a new copy of Grappling Magazine & reading all the advertorials.
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Vol 3 of the Carlson Gracie Jr black belt series, the first of two tapes on purple belt.  Circa 1997.

 

 

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Looking for these. Some that got away.