Today we feature one of the most impactful figures in BJJ during the mid-to-late 90’s and the innovator of the half guard, Roberto “Gordo” Correa!

Gordo, started BJJ at 19 years old at the famed Gracie Barra in Tijuca. As a purple belt, this legend of the sport suffered a potential career ending knee injury. Fortunately for us, Gordo’s drive and determination did not stop from training. As a result of this knee injury, the aggressive “Meia-Guarda” was developed.

Since then, Gordo went on to win the Mundials in 1996, the Brazilian Nationals in 1997 and the Pans four times.

Enjoy the match and the techniques!
Roberto Correa “Gordo” vs Rogerio Olegario 1996 Mundials


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