Wednesday, 1 July 2009
My efforts to keep this blog up to date have, as of late, gone by the wayside. Much has happened that is now too far in the past to be chronicled, I lost, I won again, Rob won, Craig won, lost a narrow decision and is now moving on to bigger and better challenges. The real news is - Crezio is about to arrive and will be here till the 20th to prepare us all for the next set of challenges.
For those of you who are new to the game, it didn't all start with the UFC. Crezio's father was one of the first Vale Tudo fighters, in fact he was Helio Gracie's first student to represent Jiu-Jitsu against other arts. Crezio himself fought numerous Vale Tudo fights, without gloves, weight classes, time limits or rules. Crezio also wrestled on the Brazilian national Frestyle and Greco-Roman teams and was, and due to his boxing and wrestling combination he could accurately be described as one of the first truly Mixed Martial artists.
Crezio wrote the book on Jiu-Jitsu for MMA and much of his technique has still never been seen outside of his network of schools. Crezio is from the "Old School" of Jiu-Jitsu, in the spiritual sense rather than the technical one. His technique isn't for sale to the highest bidder or available on DVD. It's meant only for those who are part of his family and share his love for his art. We're very priveleged that he has agreed to come and train us. make the most of it.