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Bi-weekly compilations of videos and links to the news in the grappling world. This week's edition features Cobrinha vs. Marcelo Garcia, the IBJJF Pro League, a Metamoris Pro injury and more.
Marcelo Garcia has a successful gym in New York City and despite being displaced from the original location due to water damage, he and his gym still made the grappling news recently when word of a video of he and Cobrinha grappling got out.
This is that video. However, Marcelo doesn't hide this stuff from anyone who subscribes to his very popular MGinAction video database. This may be the single most terrifying thing about Marcelo Garcia - he will let everyone and anyone watch the videos of him teaching classes, grappling with high level competitors, teammates and coaches and more. And he does all this secure in the knowledge that he is still going to beat just about anyone on this planet. "Here is my game. Here is how I teach it, how I roll it and I'm still going to get you when we compete." Yow.
If you want more Cobrinha, check out this goofy video of him baking one of his famous cakes with a student. The MG academy is about to find a new permanent location, so their temporary digs at the Chelsea Piers spot won't be for much longer. Anyways, let's launch into the news for the rest of the world, with the biggest being first.
The IBJJF has revealed the news of a Pro League that will debut in early December. The goal is to build something like the ATP World Finals for tennis and to offer a significant cash prize to the competitors who win. I believe the winners of each division are getting $20k - which is very considerable in the BJJ world. The four divisions (-64 kg, -76 kg, -88.3 kg and +88.3 kg) will be contested among the top 20 ranked competitors in terms of points accumulated throughout the past three years. Gracie Mag has the details on what the rankings formula is and who the top 20 in each division is, so check that out.
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