Featured Grappler: Roberto "Cyborg" Abreu
Foot Locks Revisited

Portuguese for BJJ

Unfortunately, just last week during training I suffered a Grade 2 MCL tear in my left knee. So, no training for me for a few weeks. I am just glad the damage wasn't worse. The upside: I am going to use this time away from the mats to continue working on my Portuguese ahead of my trip to Brazil this June. A few years ago, Kid Peligro had a cool app called Portuguese for BJJ--which was really helpful. But it seems to have gone the way of the dinosaurs. So, for now, this is the best resource I can find for the translations of both body parts and techniques/positions. While it is obviously incomplete, it's a good place to start.

I also thought this might be a nice time to start combing Youtube for good technique video that is only in Portuguese. The talent and experience pool in Brazil is wicked deep, but lots of people don't know English (or don't know English well). As a result, any videos they post may get unnoticed (unless one is searching for the Brazilian names of the techniques). This has a two-fold purpose: It gives me some additional practice listening to Portuguese. Plus, I may find some nuggets of wisdom along the way that may otherwise get lost in translation! So stay tuned!

 

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