Unless you’ve been living under a rock or have never watched a BJJ video on YouTube, then you’ve probably heard of the Mendes Brothers – two of the biggest and most decorated BJJ athletes of all time. Their quick rise to fame came after winning many prestigious BJJ championships at the lower belt levels and then extending this winning streak to the black belt level.
Not only are the Mendes brothers known for their prolific BJJ championship record, they have also created their own style of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Unlike the traditional pressure-based BJJ grappling game, the Mendes brothers prefer a more flowing and dynamic game, which has helped them both conquer the greatest arenas of BJJ competition.
Fortunately for the students of Evolve MMA, the Mendes Brothers are coming to Evolve to give a 2-day seminar on October 7-8. Read on below and find out more reasons to sign up for the Mendes Brothers Seminar this October:
1) It’s your chance to learn from two of the greatest competitors in BJJ
Without a doubt, both Rafa and Gui Mendes are two of the greatest competitors in BJJ history. To this day, Rafael Mendes is considered to be the most decorated featherweight competitor, receiving a grand total of 6 gold medals in the IBJJF World Championships at the black belt level. Gui Mendes is a 4x BJJ black belt IBJJF World Champion, winning in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2014. Both brothers are recognized in the BJJ community for winning multiple world titles at the lower belts, helping them earn their black belts in less than 10 years.
If you’ve been looking to compete in BJJ or are interested in solidifying your competition skills, learning from such esteemed competitors such as the Mendes Brothers will help you tremendously.
2) It’s your chance to learn a game that can be adapted to any body type
Whether you’re one of the smaller guys in your BJJ class or one of the stronger, more powerful guys, the Mendes Brothers’ style of Jiu-Jitsu is definitely adaptable to your body type. If you’re used to imposing your strength and weight, Gui Mendes’ incredible pressure passing game could be just the technique you need to fine tune your guard passing skills. If you’re lighter and prefer using dexterity and flexibility to circumvent your opponent’s strength, you could adapt Rafa Mendes’ dynamic guard recovery and guard game into your repertoire. Rafa is known for his ability to sweep and submit using the De La Riva guard as well as utilizing the infamous berimbolo to off balance his opponents. Whatever your body type is, you can be assured that there is a Mendes Brothers technique that will suit it.
3) It’s your chance to learn the most dynamic guard game in the sport
If you’ve watched a BJJ match featuring any of the Mendes Brothers, you’d probably find yourself slack-jawed in amazement as you watch them seamlessly tear their opponents apart, technique by technique. Rafa Mendes, in particular, is able to almost always impose his De La Riva Guard or the berimbolo on his opponents, allowing him to sweep them and put him in a great position to attack and submit.
4) It’s your chance to take your BJJ game to the next level
The Mendes Brothers are known for revolutionizing the BJJ game – from their passing series to their dynamic guard games, their Jiu-Jitsu is definitely a sight to behold. If you’ve been feeling stuck, playing the same guard and resorting to the same passing styles, perhaps it’s time to take your BJJ game to the next level and learn from the Mendes Brothers.
The Mendes Brothers’ style/system of BJJ is so unique and effective that they are able to turn their students, even the youngest ones, into World Champions.
5) It’s your chance to learn from two of the greatest BJJ coaches today
The Mendes Brothers head the renowned Art Of Jiu-Jitsu in California, home to some of the most talented competitors in the BJJ scene today. The Mendes Brothers have undoubtedly helped these competitors achieve greater heights in their careers.
Not only do they have the revolutionary techniques that could change your game, they also have first-hand knowledge of what it takes to become successful on the mats. Multiple-time BJJ World Champions themselves, the Mendes Brothers know the strategy needed to maximize one’s chances of success on the mats. In sport BJJ, where competition is cutthroat and games are constantly evolving, knowing how to think strategically and use the latest techniques are definitely two strengths that the Mendes Brothers could share.
There’s no doubt that there’s a lot we can learn from multiple-time BJJ World Champions Gui and Rafa Mendes, better known as the Mendes Brothers. If you haven’t signed up, go ahead and do so — you definitely wouldn’t want to miss this opportunity!