Jul 20, 2012
Vinicius 'Draculino' talks with Stephan Kesting about how surfing beach fights brought him into jiu-jitsu, what it was like training with the top Gracie and Machado fighters in Rio in the 1980's, and how self defense and vale tudo training were incorporated into the classes.
He also talks about the early BJJ competition scene, and how BJJ
has changed over the last 3 decades. His contributions to the
Spider Guard Position, and why he gets more nervous for BJJ
competition than for MMA fights.
Then they move on to why he thought that many matches at the 2012 Mundials reminded him of two spiders having sex, the rule changes, he'd like to see to make jiu-jitsu competition more exciting, and why he makes even his BJJ world champions do self defense twice a week
All in all, it's a merry romp down many BJJ topics, past and present.