Pete and JT spent the past 10 days in Abu Dhabi competing in the World Pro. After the tournament they had some down time and shot this fun Rolling Reflections. This is a fast paced flow roll with a lot of technique squeezed into 8 minutes. It is not a competitive roll but instead communicative roll. Each person lets the other work their techniques with minimal resistance.
This Rolling Reflections took place March 2012. Pete rolls with Ralek Gracie in a nice fast paced flow roll. There is a lot of things happening in this roll and many techniques being applied but don't blink because you may miss something. Watch it without audio first and see if you can pick up the positions, then watch it again with the audio.
The dynamic Rafael Formiga Barbosa rolls with Pete in this Rolling Reflections. This video was shot in late 2010 and the voice over was cut over a year later. Pete reflects back on the roll with Formiga and it's a roll filled with some great technique and a good pace. You don't want to miss it!
In this episode of Rolling Reflections we get a chance to see a full 100% sparring session as these two fierce competitors were getting ready to compete just a week away from the Worlds. The action is fast, but watch how many sweeps and techniques get stuffed even before they have a chance to develop. Tanquinho went on to take second in the Worlds a few days later.
It's a good thing we're not really journalists... it would be almost impossible to stay objective about getting a chance to roll with Marcelo Garcia.
In this segment of Rolling Reflections Marcelo Garcia shares his thoughts an a recent roll with one of his black belt instructors at his academy in NYC.
In this episode of Rolling Reflections we get a chance to listen as Robson tells us what's going on during a recent flow roll with one of his black belts, Andre Luis Monroy Ushirobira, at RMNU in Tampa, Florida.
While visiting the Center for Martial Arts in Bridgeport Connecticut, Pete gets a chance to roll with 5x Pan American Champion and 2x World Champion, Luigi Mondelli. Luigi is a 3rd degree black belt and instructor for Bestway BJJ and American Top Team in Connecticut. Luigi is another big guy, but as you can see in the video he is super smooth and technical. Thanks so much to Luigi for allowing us to get this great episode of Rolling Reflections. You can get more information about Luigi and Bestway here.
In this episode of Rolling Reflections Pete gets a chance to roll with Rolles Gracie Jr. at the Renzo Gracie Academy in Holmdel New Jersey. Rolles is the grandson of Carlos Gracie Sr. and the son of Rolls Gracie who was a legendary innovator in BJJ.
Watching Rolles roll and teach it is obvious that he has continued his father's tradition of studying different styles of grappling and fusing them together into his own unique style of Jiu-Jitsu.
In this episode of Rolling Reflections we get chance to hear what Ryron was thinking during his roll with Pete. Ryron talks alot about getting himself into dangerous positions and then using that situation to help 'steal' knowledge from his opponent. It's a totally different mindset than you hear from a lot of guys and speaks to the level of comfort Ryron has with his Jiu-Jitsu. This is a great treat, thanks to Ryron for sharing!