This week we feature an exciting match-up between rising stars Genki Sudo and Rodrigo Gracie from the 2001 ADCC championships. This battle took place in the -77kg division, in the opening elimination round of the competition.

I remember watching these training sessions at Renzo Gracie’s famed “meth clinic” academy leading up to this ground-breaking tournament.

In these sessions, I witnessed Renzo Gracie, Matt Serra, Nick Serra, Ricardo Almedia, Rodrigo Gracie, Sean Alverez, Shawn Williams, and John Danaher all training together! Aside from watching top level competitors trying to kill each other, the best aspects of was Renzo providing comedic commentary while his students/training partners struggled to get the slightest advantage on him.

Enjoy this classic match up!