As of late, Rubens “Cobrinha” Charles Maciel has welcomed many champions into his gym, mostly in the realm of MMA. Fabricio Werdum has trained consistently with the featherweight world champion for months and Urijah Faber also paid a visit in October.
This week, the General of team Alliance made the trek from Sao Paulo, Brazil to Los Angeles, CA to pay Rubens “Cobrinha” Charles Maciel a visit at his inconspicuous academy on the busy Wilshire/Highland corner.
Fabio Gurgel has been training with at GMA Cobrinha BJJ for the week including working on his grips:
On Jan. 3, Fabio and Cobrinha were greeted by two great champions in many aspects of the martial art: Roger Gracie and Lyoto Machida.
This LA academy is quickly becoming a hub for many MMA fighters to gain more technical experience in and out of the gi. Even though there is a size difference between Cobrinha and many of the guys he is training with, it furthers the notion that technique overcomes strength– an idea that is quickly being identified in the octagon.
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