As you an see in the title of the post, our lesson plan is going to be covering Marcelo Garcia’s game. Marcelo has been a dominant force in Brazilian Jiu-itsu. He is considered by many to be one of the best pound for pound jiu-jitsu players in the world. Garcia has five world championship titles in Brazilian jiu-jitsu as a black belt in the middle-weight category. He has many submission grappling titles, including the prestigious ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship. At ADCC, Marcelo has won the 66–76 kg division four times (2003/2005/2007/2011), been awarded the most technical fighter twice (2003 and 2007) and won the best fight award in 2005. In 2005, he finished in third place in the absolute (open weight) division and in 2007 finished second in the absolute division. In ADCC 2009, Marcelo finished second in his weight division, losing by points to Pablo Popovitch, whom he had defeated in the two previous finals.
He has been a leader in BJJ innovations and has created and popularized some of the most popular techniques and games. Marcelo is a competitor that many have tried to emulate, including myself. His game is effective and so is his instruction. His academy currently houses for the first time ever, both a male and female double gold world champions. This is why we are covering and doing a complete study on his game and seeing what makes Marcelo and his students so effective. We will be starting on one of his bread and butter guards, the butterfly guard. What you will notice in this lesson plan is that there isn’t a flow of sorts. There is more overlapping than flows. What you will find is that it will […]