Saturday, December 11, 2010
During the previous weeks Marcelo has been sharing his love for Luta Livre with people from many different countries throughout europe, he has experienced so many different cultures and befriended some great people along his expedition, nothing of this magnitude has ever occured in the history of Luta Livre and i'm sure this will go down in history and those who tell the story of Luta Livre in the future will mention Marcelo Brigadeiro just like the tell stories of Euclydes Hatem or as most people associated with Luta Livre will know him as Tatu.
Marcelo Travelling through europe to countries such as Italy,Slovakia,Holland,Greece and many more. As Jesus once did spread the word of God okay without the miracles of course, but this is some feat Marcelo spreading his beliefs of Luta Livre to those who acknowledge it.
As he has being doing throughout the year in England teaching Luta Livre techniques to his Team. Team Kaobon improving there overall ground game, and other guys up and down the country. He followed this on in europe with submission defence, attacks, takedowns and the history of Luta Livre, Some countries being more clued up when it comes to the history and some being bewildered on what Luta Livre was until Marcelo arrived.
Now Marcelo will return home to his beloved Brazil and RFT gym after a long year of spreading the word of Luta Livre. Recovering for another year of growth of the sport which grew within him many years ago.
Seminar in Leuvene BELGIUM
Kiel seminar GERMANY
Muelheim seminar GERMANY
During the months of November/December a lot of MMA action has occured including some great luta livre from Kaobon fighters from the likes of Paul Sass against Mark Holst with another impressive triangle finish on his debut in the UFC. You could see the nerves as he pulled guard several times however, this was to work to his advantage due to Holst being a good striker. Sass finishing within the first round and with this a submission of the night bonus. Another fighter who has been improving in Luta Livre was Paul Kelly with a great stoppage due to ground and pound after he got a crucifix on the taller opponent T.J Obrien who has a really outstanding record especially from the mat submitting 15 of his 16 opponents who he has beaten 11 by triangle, a real accomplishment by Kelly showing how good he really is after his loss to Jacob Volkmann.
Team Kaobons Mark Scanlon made his UFC debut but it didn't go the way he wanted it to losing by decision however, he can take heart from his performance with some outstanding strikes landing perfect on the tough Germans chin not losing his cool despite Krauss still standing he managed to take Krauss down despite his great wrestling background. This fight would turn out to be fight of the night as both fighters put on a great show. Also Paul Taylor lost against Sam Stout a close fought fight either fighter could of walked away with the victory but it was Stout who took the big W and improved his record.
Another Two Kaobon fighters were in action on the OMMAC both showing there dominance in there divisions at Featherweight & Lightweight. Uche Ihiekwe improved his professional record to 3-0 with a finish to remember with some vicious g+p in the first against a good opponent who has a wrestling background taking his opponent down and exploding with vicious elbows from the top. Greg Severs another unbeaten professional from Team Kaobon defeated his opponent with some ground and pound late in the second round improving his record to 2-0.