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Wednesday, Aug 29, 2001

Stay Tuned…more On Marc’s Adventure Soon!


In the past, you may have read about FCF reporter Marc Scott’s journey to Thailand where he trained and fought Muay Thai. Ever the world traveler, Marc is currently on a new quest, this time to beautiful Brazil, where he will "drink from the source" at the new Gracie Camp…



Barra Diaries By Marc Scott


Part One: Rio De Janeiro

Marcio Feitosa
We are driving down the street in Rio de Janeiro while Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion and Abu Dhabi Champion Marcio Feitosa [pictured at right] sings along to Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre. I am wondering once again how I find myself in these situations. Marcio’s skill at Jiu-Jitsu is matched only by his skill at driving, we are weaving in and out of traffic passing the other cars and stopping at red lights if only absolutely necessary. Apparently in Brazil this is not necessary very often. I am on my way to Gracie Camp, brainchild of Carlos Gracie jr. and Gracie Magazine publisher Luca Atalla.

Gracie Camp is a new idea in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a luxury camp set in a suburb of Rio where the participants are pampered to, fed a special diet devised by the late Carlos Gracie Sr. and get to train under the watchful eye of Jiu-jitsu champions. Limited to fifteen participants, the camp offers ten days of intensive Jiu-Jitsu and a chance to experience some of the best training Rio has to offer.

Though I had seen pictures on the website (www.graciecamp.com) I was not sure what to expect, pictures can often be misleading, and I doubted they would show anything but the best of the camp. As Rio and then the city disappeared behind us I was wondering just how far out we would be going. Beaches were replaced with small farms and sun-tanning Brazilians with workers on Horseback.

Weaving through the small dirt roads we came to the camp. Everything I had seen couldn’t have prepared me for this, a virtual oasis set in the hills surrounding Rio. The "camp" was in reality a large home on a beautiful green space. Gone was the noise and pollution of Rio, replaced instead with birds and grass, and the sound of a quick pick-up game of soccer.

The rooms were large and offered every amenity, even better than the pictures promised, I mean the have gold faucets and my bathroom has a personal jet bath.
Today was a day to rest and sleep off the long twenty-hour flight from Los Angeles, for tomorrow the training started in earnest and I was going to get a taste of what Rio and Jiu-jitsu was all about.


Stay tuned…
More on Marc’s adventure soon!



From the event’s promoter:


Black, Sylvia Stay Unbeaten
With Wins at Extreme 42


Jason Black
      DAVENPORT, Iowa — Jason Black got his 13th win on a Friday, but all the bad luck seemingly bit his opponent.
      Cedric Marks, a tough striker from Texas, had hoped a spider bite on his arm had healed enough to allow him to compete in the main event at Extreme Challenge 42 at Stars & Stripes. However, the severe injury caused his fingers to tingle and his arm to "go numb" and he tapped out to a forearm choke at 3:03 of the first round.
      "I hoped it would be OK, but when my arm went numb there was no way I was going to let (Black) pound on me," Marks said. "I’ll have to let this heal and then I would really like a rematch to show what I can do."
      For Black, it was another impressive win en route to the 13-0 record. After getting a takedown, Black landed a forearm smash before applying the choke.
      In the battle of the night, big 6-foot-8 Tim Sylvia remained unbeaten (5-0) with a unanimous decision after 15 minutes over 6-5 Ben Rothwell. The two big men took turns handing out punishment and show terrific endurance for heavyweights.
      Cedric Stewart won a 4-man tourney that decided who would represent the Midwest in Extreme Challenge 44 in Lake Charles, La. Stewart, from Springfield, Ill., defeated Gabe Lemley by TKO at 2:18 of round 3 (12:18), then bested Shane Wiggand by rear choke at 4:39 of round 1 in the finals.
      Jason Medina scored a TKO victory over veteran Brian Dunn of Omaha at 4:38 of round 2. Medina is now 5-1, while Dunn fell to 33-6.
      In a tag-team submission wrestling match, the team of Matt Hughes, Jens Pulver and Mark Hanssen defeated Pat Miletich, Tony Frykland and Steve Rusk by a 2-0 score in just under 10 minutes.
Tag team wrestling

      The next Extreme Challenge is Sept. 8 at the McKay Events Center in Orem, Utah.

The results

155 tourney
Cedric Stewart def. Gabe Lemley, 2:18 Rd. 3 (12:18) by TKO
Shane Wiggand def. Troy McDaniel, 1:38 Rd. 2 (6:38) by armbar
Final: Stewart def. Wiggand, 4:39 Rd. 1 by rear choke

Single bouts
Jason Medina def. Brian Dunn, 4:38 Rd. 2 (9:38) by TKO
Tim Sylvia def. Ben Rothwell, 3-Rd. (15:00) unanimous decision

Tag Team submission
Jens Pulver/Matt Hughes/Mark Hanssen def. Pat Miletich/Tony Frykland/Steve Rusk by 2-0

Main event
Jason Black def. Cedric Marks, 3:03 Rd. 1 by forearm choke

posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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