What changes I would like to see in IBJJF

Poppa Rotzee:
If you could change anything with the current Jiu-Jitsu Scene, what would it be and why?
Change the rules somehow that 50/50 and Berimbolo stalling gets punished. It is ruining BJJ. And I tell u more: it is the same opinion of several other long Time Professors. Not forbid that techniques but make the match happen and be Dynamic somehow.


Private Lessons With Pablo Silva

New Privates with Pablo Silva
If you want to take your game to the next level. Take advantage of a new opportunity for private lessons at Gracie Barra Texas with Pablo Silva!

Some of Professor Pablo’s accomplishments.

Brazilian National Champ 2009
European Champ 2009
Asian Champ 2010
World Champ 2010

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Phone: (832) 632-1397


Importance of Situational Training

Poppa Rotzee:
How important is situational training and putting your self in bad spots?

That is what makes the difference between a good and a GREAT BJJer. Being as effective in attack and defense is imperative. Nowadays, you don’t see many people great on both. For the long run, when you don’t have the same physical condition and stamina, without a good defense, you will be in bad shape.


Draculino: Pivotal Moment in Jiu-Jitsu

Poppa Rotzee:
Has there been a pivotal moment in Jiu-Jitsu, that stands out to you? Can you tell us about it? e.g. a new set of rules that changed the game, or a new technique, or position that you witnessed both the before and after effects of.

A car ride with Master Carlos Gracie Jr. When he convinced me that I could be a full time BJJ artist and have a good, healthy and happy life. I never got back to work on an Law Office since then.


Draculino: Little Known Fact

Poppa Rotzee:
What is something that most of the BJJ community doen’t know about you? E.g. Another passion, a certain subject you like, secret addiction to something, life changing moment or part of your childhood etc. Can you elaborate on it?

I’m a World War 2 freak. The more I study, the more impressed I get on how humanity could do it to their own and to the World. But the most amazing is that you could see the highest level of love, care and kindness on the middle of the Chaos.
After Jesus Christ and Christianity, WW2 is the most important and impressive chapter of Human History.


Brandon Mullins – Arm Drag to Ko Uchi Gari

Brandon “Wolverine” Mullins, one of the head instructors of Gracie Barra Texas, teaches one of his “Go to” take downs, an arm drag to ko uchi gari. This is something he has had a lot of success with in tournaments.