Frankie Edgar and GSP Training at Renzo Gracie’s BJJ Academy

by Tom Reynolds on April 25, 2011

Once you get to a certain level, most of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques that you see aren’t new, instead there are just different details that you constantly add to make them that much more effective. UFC champions Frankie Edgar and GSP have been training with Renzo Gracie for years, but it’s not often that we get a gem like this that shows them training at the academy as taping is usually banned there.

Some of the BJJ Technique Highlights

  • Until about 1:30, Frankie Edgar is learning some details on a basic half guard sweep from Renzo.
  • From 1:30 to 4:00 Renzo is showing GSP some good details to finish the armbar and Frankie is sparring with Bill Cooper.
  • 4:00 to 6:00, Renzo Gracie is showing some more details to George St Pierre on how to finish an arm in guillotine.  Notice the right shin placement enabling the sweep and also what Renzo is having GSP do with his arm.  This is a very nasty choke.
  • Renzo works with Frankie on the same choke until the end, and really drives home the fact that you have to either hook the leg or their back with your top leg, or your opponent will flip out of the technique.
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  • If you guys ever get the chance, try training at Renzo’s academy.

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