柔术，以小博大以弱胜强 | Conquering with softness2020-05-30
In ancient times, martial arts was born to help small people with a relatively weak build make up for the disadvantages in their body shape to defeat much stronger enemies or opponents. As time passes by, modern martial arts have gradually progressed and refined. Be it boxing, Muay Thai, kickboxing, karate, or Chinese Sanda, they all have clear rules and various weight levels to ensure the safety of grapplers and the fairness of the games. Nonetheless, in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and only in it, there will be matches without classifying any weight level, which is what we usually call “absolute match”.
Weight Divisions in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (Male)
Then in absolute matches, in which grapplers of all weight levels can participate. Chances are that grapplers with a vast weight difference (10kg and even more) may compete in the same spot.
This kind of match best reflects how primitive martial arts and jujitsu look like and also proves for the world that conquering strong opponents with softness is genuinely feasible. Here are three classic games for you guys to watch.
是2013年World Championship的Browm Belt Adult Open Class Final的比赛。由“天才柔术发明家”Keenan Cornelius对阵“菠萝迷药兄弟”中的哥哥Paulo Miyao。在之前的很多次交锋中，从蓝带到棕带，迷药两兄弟跟基男的比赛都是铩羽而归，以至于本次比赛迷药赢了之后不禁热泪盈眶。
Brown Belt Adult Open Class Final, World Championship, 2013
Keenan Cornelius VS Paulo Miyao
In the previous encounters (from Blue Belt to Brown Belt) with Keenan Cornelius, the Miyaos were always the defeated ones, so much so that Paulo Miyao couldn’t hold up the tears of success when he finally beat Keenan Cornelius.
World Championship, 2013
是2019年European Championship的Black Belt Adult Open Class的比赛。由-76kg霸者级选手Lucas Lepri跟+100kg实际体重近400磅的Seif Houmine。这场比赛真正的体现了柔术的精髓，Lucas面对超过自己两倍体重的对手，以一个弓箭绞干净利落的降服获胜，赢得非常精彩。
Black Belt Adult Open Class, European Championship, 2019
Lucas Lepri (167 lb) VS Seif Houmine (nearly 400lb)
This game embodies the essence of Jiu-Jitsu. Lucas faced an opponent who weighed more than twice his weight and won the game with excellent performance, using an agile bow & arrow choke.
European Championship, 2019
比赛是今年年初的European Championship的Black Belt Adult Open Class。对阵的一方又是Seif Houmine,而另一方则是最近风头一时无双的Michael Musumeci.JR。这场比赛的体重差近三倍。结果-64kg的Musumeci依靠精湛的技术和灵活的战术优势胜出。
Black Belt Adult Open Class, European Championship, Jan. 2020
Seif Houmine VS Michael Musumeci Jr.
Seif Houmine, whose weight is more than three times of Musumeci’s (-64kg), only ended up defeated to Musumeci’s sophisticated techniques and tactical advantages.
European Championship, Jan. 2020
值得一提的是Lucas Lepri也在去年2019年到我们的DEF GROUP为中国的柔术训练者们带了一场公开课，分享了他自己一些独门绝技。今年本计划在3月来再做一次特训，受疫情影响推迟，后续我们DEFGROUP也会根据全球疫情进展考虑课程邀约。
而Michael Musumeci.JR在今年年初欧锦赛以-64kg体重参加无差比赛惊艳全场之后，又由老师“怨妇”Caio Terra悬赏1万美金让他接受任何人的挑战，各位柔术名将纷纷摩拳擦掌准备一试。这个柔术界大瓜我们也会跟进报道和分析。
最后还是王婆时间，疫情期间目测列位不是成了大厨就是成了被大厨喂养的人，应该也有着迫切的愿望来锻炼。不管是要健身强身增免疫，还是要以小博大弱胜强，希望疫情结束之日春暖花开之时，在我们DEF GROUP的垫子上see you again.
Probably you guys may be wondering how Seif Houmine, such a big guy, would lose to those small grapplers. If you don’t think he’s a nice grappler indeed, well, here’s the fact. Seif himself did win top 3 multiple times in European Championship, where full of heavily built beasts, and even when competing with the fierce Mahamed Aly, he lost by merely one single point. Since there is some strength plus from the weight difference showing in absolute matches, this form of games surely lives up to the name of being “appalling”. However, Lucas Lepri and Michael Musumeci Jr. perfectly elucidated that in Jiu-jitsu, no matter how small a grappler you are, you still can conquer bigger opponents with techniques.
It’s worth mentioning that last year, Lucas Lepri visited DEFGroup to give Chinese trainees a special training session and shared his unique expertise. We were planning to invite Luca Lepri to come again to give us another special training session. However, owing to the outbreak of COVID-19, we had to put it off. But please stay tuned, DEFGroup will try as much as possible to make it happen again.
Plus, Michael Musumeci Jr. took part in an absolute match on the weight level of -64kg in European Championship. His flawless performance got audiences all stunned. His coach Caio Terra also offered a reward of US$10,000 to find a person who can actually defeat him. Lots of Jiu-jitsu big names have already fully pumped for a fight. Of course, we will do a follow-up coverage about this later.
In the end, it’s DEFtime.
During the COVID-19 quarantine, I believe you guys already became either a nice cook or someone who was fed by a nice cook. But no matter how complicated the situation gets, hopefully, you guys don’t forget the importance of workout and stay healthy. When the COVID outbreak finally ends in spring, we’ll see you again on our DEFGroup Jiu-jitsu mats.
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2018年IBJJF Asian Championship紫带master1 64kg季军
2019年GCJJF NO-GI master1 74kg亚军，无差季军