Besides providing can’t-miss seminars, the World Jiu-Jitsu Pro, coming up on May 12 in Long Beach, California, is featuring some of the best combatants there are. Winner of the ADCC supermatch Bráulio Estima will be taking on UFC star Nick Diaz in a bout of submission wrestling. And in gi-clad match-ups, Kayron Gracie will face Rafael Lovato, while Kron will be looking for revenge for his loss to Victor Estima at the 2012 Pan. And there’ll even be first rate female action, as Kyra Gracie is set to face a yet-to-be-announced opponent.
Get a lesson from the submission aces in the following videos:
Kron was unbeatable at brown belt, achieving hard-to-believe submissions and taking gold at weight and the absolute at the 2008 Pan. Take a look back at the highlights of Kron’s aggressive Jiu-Jitsu game.
At the 2011 Europeans, Bráulio Estima wanted to pay homage to Steve, a friend and student of his who passed away days prior. To do so, the black belt had to outdo opponents like Sérgio Moraes, the match in the video below, and bear terrible back pains, as he was injured. Watch how excited Carcará gets.
Rafael Lovato is a constant force in Jiu-Jitsu, such a force as to have won a World Championship. Here, he teaches how to sink a triangle from side-control.
Nick Diaz is a Cesar Gracie black belt and in the top-flight of the UFC welterweight division. Alongside the also-slick Caio Terra, Diaz shows his tricks to doing the reverse omoplata.