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    Default Renato Paquet (red Belt) & Leo Viei


    I shal never again complain of being too old !

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    Translation of the dialogue by Portuguese friend Andre Costa Silva who commented on my blog:

    Mestre Renato: After... after... last training I had with Leozinho was here in São Paulo at the Ibirapuera. It has been 3 years. I'm 3 years older; dinosaur!
    Leo: And I'm 3 years stronger.
    Mestre Renato: Stronger, better technically, he better and me worse, but whatever.

    Mestre Renato: He wants to underhook my back (used diminutive here)!... He wants to underhook my back!...
    Leo: This right here, the hand here.
    Mestre Renato: That's right.
    Leo: I learned it from you. Hug the face, hand on arm.

    Mestre Renato: Now you, now you're pulling with the legs, that's right...

    Mestre Renato: (gibberish)

    Mestre Renato: He's meaning to jump 'to there'... I already felt it.
    Leo: I'm not gonna give room for the other collar right?
    Mestre Renato: You (...) this hand right here, I'm gonna be here all loose.
    Leo: What you gonna be is tied in, man.

    Mestre Renato: Today I'm expired (maybe tired? can't really get the meaning here), today you expired me. His arm seems to be made of iron.

    Leo: What's that in the belt?
    Mestre Renato: Hahahahah
    Leo: Who does that? Who does that thing when you pull the belt in Rio de Janeiro?
    Mestre Renato: No one.
    Leo: Yeah, because in São Paulo only I do it, I've never seen anyone else do it.
    Mestre Renato: It was very busy here (chest area) and it was very hard to go directly here (in the back), so you go here (belt)
    Leo: So the guy doesn't hip-escape
    Mestre Renato: So the guy doesn't hip-escape
    Leo: I do that but haven't seen anyone else-
    Mestre Renato: So I was able to grab here. Here it's better to...
    Leo: Yeah... I just wanted to know who was doing that in Rio because I hadn't shown it to anyone...
    (can't understand the last to lines)

    Mestre Renato: Don't start with that (...?)

    Mestre Renato: Let it loose here.
    Leo: The back...
    Mestre Renato: That's right.

    Mestre Renato: Nah, don't go for the elbow, no. My elbow...

    Mestre Renato: Warn me when it's been half an hour!
    Cam guy: Hehe, it's just been 7 (mins). For half an hour it's still a while.

    Leo: Not enough energy to get out of here.

    Mestre Renato: (can't understand the expression but he's calling Leo something)
    Leo: It ain't over yet!
    Mestre Renato: For me it is! (gasps)

    Leo: (It was) a pleasure.
    Mestre Renato: For 75 years - dinosaur, old - that's not to bad.
    Leo: Then he gets on the side and had the strength of a 20-year old! (points to his lip) A real bully.
    Mestre Renato: I mean to be here and you shrugged!...
    Cam guy: The mouth came to the arm right?

    Mestre Renato: (It was) a pleasure.
    Leo: The pleasure was mine. To end 2009, you know, training with the (gentle)man, "o mestre"-
    Mestre Renato: You'll get there, I'm not gonna see it-
    Leo: Just half of that is more than my age.
    Mestre Renato: The day you put on a belt like this one - I'm gonna repeat something they've already heard, that I said to my grandson (grabs Leo's sleeve), the day you put on this belt - and you will - you are going to feel my presence.
    Leo: Surely I will.
    Mestre Renato: I'm going to be there in spirit close to you. No one deserves this (grabs his belt) more than you. You earn this with time, you earn it fighting. You have more merit than me.
    Leo: No, you earn it the same way in your time.
    Mestre Renato: No no, in my time there were no such championships.
    Mestre Renato: The day you put this around your waist you are going to feel my presence, think about my name because I'm going to be there close to you.
    Leo: Certainly. The same way you were there when I got my black belt. Thank you.

    (couldn't understand a couple of expressions because I'm Portuguese, not Brazilian and their accent can sometimes be pretty rough.)
    Meerkatsu's BJJ Blog

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    Reanto was down 2-3 times a week when I was in Rio training at Check Mat there, inspirational stuff. Never rolled with him but he gave me a few pointers that I didn't really pick up due to the language boundary.

    Inspirational to still see someone his age on the mat and passing his knowledge.

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    he said at the end "I'VE earned this with time, YOU'VE earned it fighting"
    man, when you're the nail, hang in there....until the day you become the hammer

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    Attn J-Sho!!..... what is Renato Paquets lineage?

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    good question, as i understand it, student of Haraldo Brito (one of Helio's old school black belts), started training in the 50's. However i am not sure he trained that much, he is the cousin of marcelo rezende, the barra black belt in sydney.

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