Well, I have read the Gracie Way, and no I don't believe everything Kid wrote in that book, but I've spent six weeks at Oswaldo Alves school in Rio and I can guarantee you without any doubt that if you asked him he would tell you Rolls was a much bigger advocate of cross training than any other Gracie family member. He was better at Judo and wrestling than ANY of Carlson's top students. And I can also guarantee you that he would put what Rolls' contributed to JJ up against ANYONE else including Carlson.
I have seen Carlson fight in videos. He did not compete in wrestling tournaments. Rolls did. I did not claim Carlson didn't train Rolls but Rolls learned many things from other sources as well.
BTW, the very first JJ school I signed up at was Marcelo Alonso's who is one of Carlson's best instructors in the US.
Yes,and Roll's learn't the importance of cross training from his time being taught by Carlson.That opened his eyes to stuff that he hadn't been exposed to with Helio.
When Roll's started teaching he took the idea of cross training to another level.
Carlson and Rolls are from different era's,and Carlson's time was before Roll's.
Also I think Rolls' cross-training was more 'sports' orientated ie. Judo, Wrestling, Sambo etc., where-as Carlson recommended Boxing and Wrestling for cross-training - his style was more geared for Vale Tudo fighting....
Was just thinking about this earlier and wondering if any Jiu-Jitsu geeks knew.
As we know Kano developed the belt system, BJJ followed suit, my question is where did purple belt come from then?
As Judo belts go white, yellow, orange, green, blue, brown and black, where did BJJ get a purple belt from???
I'd like to know that as well
TTT for anyone who knows.
white yellow orange green blue brown black is the modern belt system
purple was used around the time that jujitsu was introduced to Brazil
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