Thursday, July 29, 2010

Luta Livre Seminar (KAOBON)

This Sunday another seminar is recorded as Marcelo Brigadeiro continues his historic tour of the world however, this time it is easy no travelling just the place he knows best his gym Kaobon in Liverpool from 13.00 to 16.30. So if your interested in learning a thing or two from a seven time Rio de Janeiro State Champion(the hardest submission tournament in Brazil) with a impressive record of 221-14-2 then get down to team Kaobon. The fee is £20 but I am sure it will be £20 well spent learning some valuable lessons. Please email him at as limited places apply.

Check out his previous seminars:

Don't miss out book your place now!

Luta Livre Grappling Competition 2

Hey everybody today another Luta Livre tournament has been announced for the 19th of September at Team Kaobon so get training and maybe you could be the guy everybody is talking about. It will be the same rules and set up as last time with different weight classes and experience levels and the open weight category.

This is only the start of what is going to become a massive grappling tournament so if your interested contact Marcelo.

We are looking for sponsorship for this tournament so if anybody is interested contact

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Luta Livre tournament was a success!

After months of planning Marcelo Brigadeiro's hard work of organising a Luta Livre tournament between 13 gyms in the UK proved to be successful. The tournament which consisted of different weight categories and levels of experience. The tournament also had an open weight category for those who dared to enter it, were a guy who is 120kg could roll with a guy as low as 60kg it really was a shot in the dark who on who you were pitted against.

Another historic day for Luta Livre.

The results are below:


under 55kg:

1-Raphael Uchegbu (Team Kaobon)
2- Connor McDonald (Speeke MMA)
3- Timothy See (Speeke MMA)

over 55kg:

1- Amin Nazer (Team Redemption)
2- Denzil Nunzda (Team Redemption)
3- Jonathan Riley (Team Kaobon)


under 66kg:

1- Michael Lever (Team Kaobon)
2- Craig Downes (Team Kaobon)
3- Simon Ridgway (Team Kaobon)

under 77kg:

1- Graeme Dutton (Team Kaobon)
2- Louis Jenkins (Team Kaobon)
3- Anthony O`Connor (Team Kaobon)

under 88kg:

1- John Smith (Independent Fighter)
2- Paddy Burnes (Team Kaobon)
3- Dave Turner (Hybrid MMA School)

under 99kg:

1- Tony "Maloney" Tarleton (Team Kaobon)
2- Sean Edmondson (Team Kaobon)
3- MJ Hutchinson (Scotish Budo Association)

over 99kg:

1- Shawn Kenny (Team Kaobon)
2- Ian Willianson (Team Redemption)
3- Alex Bristol (Pure MMA)

Open Class:

1- Sean Edmondson (Team Kaobon)
2- Andrew Southall (Team Redemption)
3- Dwayne McManus (Team Redemption)


under 66kg:

1- Adam Ugorski (Team Kaobon)
2- Colin Rigby (Team Kaobon)

under 77kg:

1- Steven Edmondson (Team Kaobon)
2- Greg Severs (Team Kaobon)
3- Alex Tweedie (Gracie Barra Lagarto)

under 88kg:

1- Lee Williams (Team Kaobon)
2- Jake Burns (D-tech/ Nine Nine)
3- Jody Cheschire (D-Tech/ Nine Nine)

under 99kg:

1- Abdul Omope (Team Kaobon)
2- Peter Szeto (Team Kaobon)

Open Class:

1- Abdul Omope (Team Kaobon)
2- Greg Severs (Team Kaobon)
3- Steven Edmondson (Team Kaobon)


under 66kg:

1- Adam Ugorski (Team Kaobon)
2- Robbie Fallon (Gracie Barra Lagarto)

under 77kg:

1- Marcos Nardini (BJJ Scotland)
2- Jay McGuiness (Team Kaobon)
3- Stuart Bars (Pure MMA)

under 88kg:

1- Kam Atakuru (Team Kaobon)
2- Jay Manning (Team Kaobon)
3- Scott Ward (Dinky Ninjas)


1- Team Kaobon (190 points)
2- Team Redemption (38 points)
3- Speeke MMA (10 points)
D-Tech/ Nine Nine (10 points)
BJJ Scotland (10 points)
Gracie Barra Lagarto
4- Pure MMA (8 points)
5- Hybrid MMA School (4 points)
Scotish Budo Association (4 points)
Dinky Ninjas (4 points)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Ninja shows his ability!

On Saturday Marcelo's student Juliano Ninja, won his first international fight with a Rear Naked Choke(RNC). Training at team Kaobon ahead of the fight he was looking to sharpen his skills in the weeks that led up to the fight! It was in Northampton that Juliano proved his hard work had paid off at the "Shoot N Sprawl" show submitting his opponent in the first round. A very proud coach Marcelo stated that "Ninja fought very well, doing exactly what we had trained for this fight" Ninja improves his record to 5-1 after this victory.

Friday, July 16, 2010

UKMMANEWS-Man on a mission!

UKMMANEWS interview with Marcelo Brigadeiro!

Since arriving in the UK two years ago, Marcelo Brigadeiro has been on a one-man-mission to spread the word of Luta Livre around the UK and Europe. A Luta Livre Blackbelt under Marcio Cromado and representing Renovação Fight Team (Brazil), Marcelo has been instrumental in establishing Liverpool’s Kaobon gym as one of the top MMA clubs in the UK. He began his training in Luta Livre in 1994 and first competed a year later, he has been teaching the art since 2000.

UKMMMANEWS managed to get an interview with the man himself and his deep passion for the sport is obvious. He is in the middle of a massive seminar tour and everyone that attends these raves about his attention to detail, teaching skill and how some simple adjustments shown by him have improved their grappling game exponentially. Marcelo is spreading what he lovingly refers to as “the Luta Livre virus”. If this virus is half as infectious as his own enthusiasm for the sport, then sooner or later we are all going to catch it! If you’ve ever been caught with a dose of “the jits”, better prepare yourselves for the new epidemic that is sure to arrive at a town or city near you soon!

Growing up in Brazil, why did you choose Luta Livre over BJJ when you began martial arts training?
Because on that time BJJ was practiced only by rich people, so if you did not have the gi from the best brand, you would be bullied by the other kids. And although I never had a bad life (moneywise) I never liked to hang around with rich guys, I didn’t use to like their attitudes….Luta Livre was different, because it was practiced by poor people, so the atmosphere in the gym was different, everyone very humble and trying to help each other…I felt better there…


Marcelo Brigadeiro's two homes!

Monday, July 12, 2010

North East contracts the virus!

Marcelo Brigadeiro visited the north east this past weekend hoping to show people what they are missing out on and he did exactly that. Like in the previous seminar Marcelo taught a variation of takedowns and sweeps also there defenses and escapes, submissions and guard passes. Teaching them the history and how he was introduced to Luta Livre is all part of the seminar. He visited two gyms while in the north east the first one being in Middlesbrough and the second in Sunderland. Check out the link below to witness the spreading of the virus which is Luta Livre.

Check out the following link to see Team Kaobon & Luta Livre
(the history of luta livre)