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…
Part One: Rio De Janeiro
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.
More on Marc’s adventure soon!
From the event’s promoter:
Black, Sylvia Stay Unbeaten
With Wins at Extreme 42
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.
The next Extreme Challenge is Sept. 8 at the McKay Events Center in Orem, Utah.
Tag Team submission