MMA Legend Enson Inoue Talks Return to BJJ After 10 Yr Break

“Actually I haven’t followed the BJJ scene much. But been checking it out here and there. I don’t know much of the top BJJ guys today and that makes me feel like a dinosaur. The top BJJ guys in my day were Nino Schembri, Fabio Gugel, Mario Sperry, Marcio Fetosia, The Gracies, Bustamante, Liborio, etc. All old school guys. The evolution of the sport is AMAZING. So many changes and new techniques I feel like I should take off my black belt and put on a purple.. Seriously. I sparred with a brown belt last night and literally got schooled. I took the basic technique class before sparring and ALL the techniques were new to me. The evolution is unbelievable. …”

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Nino Schembri
Nino “Elvis” Schembri is considered one of the most technical practitioners of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the history of the sport, holding the titles of the “Most Technical Competitor in ADCC 2001”, five times “Brazilian National Champion”, twice “Pan-American Champion” and twice “World Champion”. His BJJ training started at age of 5 years old, at 13 Nino was training elite and finally was promoted to the acclaimed rank of black belt at age of 20, under master Carlos Gracie. A successful path requires the right mentors.

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