MMA so i am back from rio...

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  1. SHORTSHIFTER

    SHORTSHIFTER Old School Lurker

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    so i went to rio for vacation and did some training and touring.... here is my story thru pics..

    arrive at teh hostel
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    have my first acai... dont mind the douche doing teh shocker
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    start to walk the streets of rio

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    grab some gear
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    head to upper to train....
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    a 730 start time is more of a suggestion then an actual start time... completely empty


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    now some training pics.. these were taken over teh course of 2 weeks..

    getting a private with marola .. i was behind the cam
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    picture with prof. rilton.... his last name escapes me at teh time... nicest guy ever
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    Redneck Shinobi Well Jules, the funny thing about my back is that

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    This shit played out like a scrapbook and I would turn every page :wavey::naughty:
     
  3. SHORTSHIFTER

    SHORTSHIFTER Old School Lurker

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    time to hit the mats

    trying to lock up a arm triangle or sneak in an Ezekiel
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    arm bar drills ... horrible form

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    waiting for the round to start
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    resting between rounds....

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    pic with ronny torres after training ... shooting the shit out side the gym
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    training with andre marola... scary looking but nicest guy ..
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    group shot
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  4. SHORTSHIFTER

    SHORTSHIFTER Old School Lurker

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    non training stuff..

    had to hit up lapa ... and go to the snoop dog steps
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    i heard the juices were good .... had to get some

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    hanging with the locals (friends of my buddies gf)

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    our crew.. Canadians and Brazilians
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    our 3 fingerd friend..
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    sweet shirt i got when a guy from the gym took us to the rip dorey factory
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    Maracana stadium
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    pele's feet
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    nothign like double fisting after a hard day of training
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    where the hulk lives
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    random pics
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    view from sugar loaf
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    pretty gay pose
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    climbing stairs to see the biggest jew in rio

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    pic with said jew
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    edward_cullen Unemployed Since 08

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    why does it say no gi everwhere but all you guys have gi's on.
     
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    SHORTSHIFTER Old School Lurker

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    trip notes:
    got to train with jose aldo a week before his fight with mike brown
    trained with michelle tavares... that was great...
    i love acai ... i am acai withdrawal right now
    got to train with dede and babu ...
    ronny torres fight in teh ufc on feb 6th.. against melvin the cokehead

    at times the number of brows and blacks out numbered the number of whites

    i never rolled with anything below a blue....and anyone that wasnt brazilian (i didnt roll with anyone also on teh trip)

    picked up a few nick names...
    yellow, mr miyagi/miyagi-san, jappa/ japponese
    was an awesome trip ... wanna go back...already
     
  7. Hillary

    Hillary fukc yaeh. ew waitled long enough. nujgses of hill

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    Ahhhhhh you made me miss Rio!!

    Nova Uniao is great, how was your training with Dede? He's a super nice guy, and I always love seeing the old master still be able to come in with a bunch of young bucks and be able to hold order with no problem.

    Michele is a hell of a fighter, youtube her versus Megumi Fuji. She lost, but is one of two people to take Megumi to a decision.

    Also, I lived right near the Hunter Store and was in there chatting it up with those guys at least every few days. There might have been a blonde woman there, her husband was the original owner of Hunter. He got murdered, she lost his contacts and the brand started going downhill. Her new business partner (the guy pictured) started to bring it back up but last week he got arrested for international fraud. Crazy.
     
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    Hillary fukc yaeh. ew waitled long enough. nujgses of hill

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    PS you felt how Brazilians roll differently, right? Way looser and more like a fast paced flow roll.
     
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    dede was great... watching him fight the young guys was crazy ... his hips... passing guard .... everything soo smooth ...


    we were staying in botofogo beach ... i think the hunter and kf store was closer to copacabana if i recall correctly ...
     
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    Hillary fukc yaeh. ew waitled long enough. nujgses of hill

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    Yeah I recognized the hostel from Botafogo, I got lost there a couple times trying to find my friend's house. The Hunter store was right in the middle of Copa.
     
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    i found the higher belts some purples... and brown and blacks... tehy rolll soo effortlessly .... they are always in a good position flowing to the next position till you screw up and they catch you .... then show you what you did wrong ...

    most blues and purples were more tight...alot of pant leg control...not really rough but more pressure...

    i found when rolling against other blues.. they were more aggressive... and fought for position more...
     
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    cool pictures. looks like you had an awesome time
     
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    I love how Pele's signature looks like the Disney font.
     
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    sweet, looks like you had a great time. get any brazillian poon? i want to go train at nova uniao, next time charuto goes he wants to get a couple of us to go with him, would be so fun
     
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    yes i am from the GTA
     
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    lol every time is only a suggestion when it comes to brazilians
     
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    :cool: pics

    how was getting past the language barrier?
     
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    during training there was no language barrier... except when the girls were picking on/making fun of me.... i had no idea what they said...

    alot of guys speak english enough to get the point across... and at teh same time body language can get you pretty far in the gym.... also learn to count to 10 in Portuguese...

    dede and marola would sometimes teach things in english and Portuguese which was help full and embarrassing at the same time... cause we all knew the only reason he was speaking english was for the gringos from canada...
    but again ...just watch teh technique carefully and you are golden... the guy were always ready to help

    language barrier out side the gym ... ordering food /buying stuff would some times be hard... but stick with the Portuguese...it make the experience better... the people that work the juice bars speak almost no english ... but my the end of the trip i could order any thing from the juice bars without skipping a beat

    at bars/clubs... all the girls speak english ... if they say they dont ... then they dont wanna talk to you... for the most part... i only ran in to a few people that didnt speak any english at all... or so they say....
     
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    :squint:anyone tweak anything? or not let go right away if you tapped?

     
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    nope no one... there was one purple belt that was like 40 lbs heavier then me that drove his knee threw me into the floor while doing knee on belly... but i think that is because i almost loop choked him.... and my buddy from canada who has been living in rio for a month or soo gets him in loops all the time.... so i think he might of gotten fed up with getting looped by canadians ... afterwards we were all smiles and hugs...

    but other then that ... everyone was super nice and respect full... shit one guy offered to let us stay at his place instead of the hostel and said we had a place to stay the next time we were in rio... from what my friend tells me ... he lives in a baller house right below the big jesus
     
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    iCEgECKO Ballin' at 5'2''

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    Ahh yeah, Killyin and I were trying to figure out who you were because we were discussing checking out that tourney in Ajax at the beginning of the year.

    Where do you train?
     

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