Brian Ortega made waves in the bjj community after revealing he would be sponsoring a number of scholarships for Gracie University following his UFC triumph.
The official Gracie University page released the following information:
The T-city Scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship for one year of training at any Certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Training Center in the world, including Gracie University Headquarters where Brian Ortega trains and teaches. Although we intend to broaden the scope of the scholarship in the future, for now a child must meet the following criteria in order to be considered for the T-city Scholarship:
Must be between 6 to 16 years of age
Must live near a Certified Training Center (CTC)
Must have means of transportation to the CTC (car, bus, bike, etc.)
Now while that is great what none of us predicted is that Ortega’s own mom is well versed in bjj?!
Ortega took UFC on a tour of his childhood home and revealed as much.
5x World BJJ champion Bernardo Faria has developed the No Gi Half Guard. His submissions and sweeps works just as easily for No Gi, if not easier.
1.In No Gi there are not as many grips you can play. For example, you can’t play spider guard and the whole array of guards that stem from it. His guard works perfectly.
2.There are not a lot of grips your opponent can use to stop your sweep while playing No Gi. They can’t grab your collar, sleeve or pants obviously. Again, his guard works perfectly.