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THE WILD TIMES OF YOUTH - Part 5


The climax of this phase took place at a party in the South Zone of Rio, with an incident that, very close, did not prematurely end Renzo's trajectory on Earth. 
 
Renzo and four friends were at a club. They quickly noticed the hostility with which the other guys present, who were the overwhelming majority, were watching them. Renzo's approach to a girl triggered the confrontation: in an instant the ballroom erupted into a general brawl. 
 
His four partners were soon knocked out, one of them after receiving a bottle to the face, which opened a question mark-shaped cut on his forehead... One of the others received a kick to the head, the other two went down with volleys of punches. 
 
Finding himself alone in the face of more than thirty opponents, Renzo adopted Leonidas' strategy at the Battle of Thermopylae (480 BC), in which 300 Spartan warriors faced tens of thousands of Persian soldiers: he retreated to a narrow hallway at the entrance to the bathrooms, through which only two people could pass at the same time. 
 
There he can face the numerous pack that attacked him, knocking out one guy at a time. 
 
The bodies of his opponents were already piling up in the passage when a guy came up from behind, from the men's bathroom. This man was carrying a revolver. 
 
When he shot to kill, Renzo was on the ground, mounted on an opponent. The shot hit his left leg. 
 
Renzo got up and tried to run towards the shooter, to disarm him, but his shot leg “gave up” on the way. 
 
The guy fired 3 more times, without being able to hit him, while Renzo jumped on one foot in the direction of the women's bathroom. 
 
Inside were about twenty girls, who had taken refuge terrified by the fight. Renzo shouted at them: “There's a guy with a gun out there! If he comes in here, HE WILL KILL EVERYONE!” 
 
With the weight of their bodies against the door, the girls prevented the entry of the shooter, who ended up giving up and fleeing the scene. 
 
When the police arrived, Renzo was stopping the bleeding using a makeshift tourniquet from his shirt. 
 
Taken to the emergency department of a hospital, it was found that his femur had been broken by the bullet. The fracture was very serious: the bone remained connected only by a bundle of fibers, the thickness of a hair... After a delicate surgery, he had to be immobilized for more than 1 year for total recovery. 
 
Renzo was 16 years old. 
 
At school, he had just completed the eighth grade and decided that he would not return to formal studies. Upon learning, a teacher sought him out and said, categorically: 
 
“You're making a big mistake, kid... There are only two places the fight can take you: one of them is jail. The other is the cemetery.” 
 
RENZO: When I released my two books (“Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Theory and Technique”, co-written with his cousin Royler; and “Mastering Jiu-Jitsu”, in which he shares the authorship with his former student John Danaher), I sent autographed copies to this teacher.

Closed Guard SItuations - Attacks

Following up the situational training from the closed guard professor Luca Atalla demonstrate the attack possibilities from the strategic progression of the closed guard.

Closed Guard SItuations - Attacks

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THE WILD TIMES OF YOUTH - Part 4


Renzo was shopping for clothes at a store in Barra Shopping (under the Company brand, which was very successful in the 1980s) when he was called by a group of friends: “Renzo, come fast, they're hitting one of ours!”
 
The case is that a group of about 10 friends had gone to the movies. The boys had a strategy to get in: without money, one of them paid the ticket and, once inside, opened the emergency door so that the others could also watch the movie. As they left the session, they were caught by mall security. Most managed to escape, but one of them was dragged into a private room, where he was beaten by a group of security guards. "The guys were big, the kid didn't have a chance to defend himself..." Warned, Renzo ran there, accompanied by his brother Ralph and the other boys. When they arrived at the scene, Renzo came forward and asked them to release his friend. The head of security said that no one would enter there. Renzo hit him with a punch to the face, the guy fell. Then he invaded the room: the boy was inside, surrounded by three security guards who slapped him in the face, punched and kicked... Revolted by the cowardice, Renzo went after the men, released his friend and took him outside. The head of security used the radio to activate his team. Then, in the parking area in front of the cinemas, a real pitched battle took place: Renzo and his 10 friends faced about 20 security guards with clubs.
 
According to witnesses, the collective brawl lasted more than 20 minutes, with the groups clashing fiercely. The confrontation alternated with pauses for breathing and for the regrouping of rival teams. Even in the midst of the confusion, Renzo always kept an eye on his partners, making sure they weren't beaten up by security groups and calling for a fair fight: "IT'S MAN AGAINST MAN, FUCKING!" Mall firefighters also rushed to the scene – every now and then they got into the riot and dragged the wounded outside, to be rescued as they fell, injured (Renzo dislocated the arms of at least two guys that afternoon, fixating on those who had beaten his friend). In the end, when the security guards had already been disarmed of their clubs and only half of them were left standing, Renzo called the fight to an end. The bouncers agreed. The boys piled into an old pickup truck and drove home.
 
Later, the reverberations of the incident caused the dismissal of the security guards who had beaten the boy in the room attached to the cinemas.

(to be continued)

Closed Guard Program - Situation 3

When your opponent is controlling with two grips on the collar and is only looking for stall the game. Professor Luca Atalla shows you a move to advance the closed guard position.

Closed Guard Program - Situation 3

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THE WILD TIMES OF YOUTH - Part 3


An aunt of Renzo's had put a plot of land up for sale in Teresópolis, but the business had been stalled for months. Renzo went to the real estate owner and proposed a deal: if he could find a buyer, they would split the commission fifty-fifty. The broker accepted the proposal.
 
Using his charisma and persuasiveness, Renzo talked to dozens of people and found a buyer in a matter of days.
 
After the sale was completed, he went to the real estate company to get his share of the money.
 
The broker gave him a check.
 
Faced with the value, Renzo complained: "But that's not what we agreed on..."
“What are you thinking, kid? Be satisfied with what I'm paying you. If I wanted to, I wouldn't give you a fuck!"
Renzo looked at him calmly:
“You have a week.”
"What?"
“I'll be back in a week. If you don't pay me half the commission, as we agreed, you'll have to give me everything you got.”
“GET OUT OF HERE YOU PUNK!”, shouted the broker.
 
Renzo left. He came back daily for a week. He watched the real estate company from the sidewalk. As the facade was made of glass, the broker could see him; the guy made obscene gestures and shouted curses. Renzo stared at him, impassive.
 
After 7 days Renzo returned, this time bringing what looked like a gift: a beautiful box wrapped in colored paper and a bow.
 
He noticed that the broker was watching him from his room on the mezzanine:
"Here comes the fucking brat..."
 
Inside the store, Renzo knelt down and placed the box on the floor in the middle of the room. Then he lit a wick that came out of the package.
 
The real estate office had several employees, who at this moment were watching him from their desks, intrigued. He turned to them and shouted: “Girls: RUN!”
 
Renzo bolted through the exit, followed by the women. He was already on the other side of the sidewalk when the box exploded: he could see the hair of two employees, who were still near the entrance door, standing on end with the force of the displacement of air.
 
The glass walls of the real estate's facade were now entirely covered in feces.
 
RENZO: There wasn't a measly space to put your finger without touching the shit...
 
A cloud of vaporized turd was slowly pouring out of the open door, tainting the street in front. Inside, tables, furniture, walls, papers, files: everything was impregnated.
 
The case is that Renzo had collected dog shit from the streets and gardens of Teresópolis for a week. Gathering the material in that box, he installed a bomb loaded with gunpowder and wrapped everything in gift paper.
 
As the place had become impractical, the broker had to set up his business in another store, in another part of the city. On opening day, Renzo was there.
 
He received a check for the full amount of the commission.

(to be continued)

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