ADCC 2009 DVD Review ADCC 2009 DVD Review BJJ DVD Reviews Featured SHARE BJJ Heroes , / 2620 0 Buy the 2009 ADCC DVD here2011 is ADCC year, arguably (but not by many) the World’s most important and prestigious submission wrestling tournament, and “yours truly” couldn’t help but open up the old DVD trunk and have another look at the 2009 edition of the tournament. I will gladly confess that I am happy I did. The ADCC 2009 is like a technical playground where you can watch what works and what doesn’t work at high level without the gi and a true display of the evolution that has taken a hold of BJJ and Grappling as a whole in recent years with the inovations of people like Ryan Hall, Rafael Mendes, Roberto Abreu amongst many others. The Highs The commentary in the finals is excellent, Shawn Williams knows a whole lot about the game and is very much up to date with everything that is going on the mats, Patrick Flannery is also very knowledgeable and the pair have a good interrelation. And of course, the fights… This tournament was filled with jaw dropping moments that will have you jumping, screaming and cheering at the TV. The fight between Cobrinha and Rafael Mendes is possibly the most intense and exciting fight in ADCC history, then you have the passage of the ADCC torch as a historic figure of this tournament such as Leo Vieira battles it out with the new breed of fighter that is Rafael Mendes; the exciting backwards and forwards fight between Rany yahya and Jeff Glover, in fact the under 65 kg division is stacked with amazing fights, but there are plenty more in the other divisions, Marcelinho vs Kron Gracie, Murilo Santana vs Gregor Gracie, Andre Galvao vs Braulio, Vinny Magalhaes vs Marcio Cruz, Cyborg vs Jeff Monson, Hillary Williams vs. Megumi Fuji… The list is endless. The Lows Even a tournament with such big names has it’s boring moments, and there are a few on the DVD’s I would keep that “FF” button close by, just in case. The lack of commentary on every fight is unfortunate. Understandably, doing 20 hours of commentary “in loco” would be very hard to do, but I believe that some deferred commentary could (and should) be done. The lack of spectators (although this is not at all the editors fault) is also very sad. Doing such a big event in a country with almost no BJJ or Wrestling roots is kind of absurd. Don’t know who’s idea that was, but he should definitely re-thing the whole ADCC strategy in the future. The soundtrack playing when in the fights are on is absolutely appalling and has little to do with an event of such big proportions. Its the kind of thing that really takes alot away from the competition atmosphere. The Veredict An amazing buy for all of you BJJ and ADCC fans out there. It is not one of those DVD’s that you will spend one afternoon watching, it is one of those DVD sets you will spend several afternoons watching and when coming back, there will always be another little detail that you might have missed. It is a wonderful DVD to try and understand what a few of the best in the business are (were) doing and you really can’t consider yourself a fan of Nogi if you haven’t seen these guys fight. You can purchase the 2009 ADCC 7 disc set here. The disc Includes: Disc 1 – Men’s under 65 Kilos Rani Yahya vs Kouhei Yasumi Jeff Glover vs Timo Juhani Hirv Rubens Charles vs Hiroshi Nakamura Joel Tudor vs Nicolas Renier Leo Vieira vs David Marinakis Ryan Hall vs Jeff Curran Rafael Mendes vs Jayson Patino Baret Yoshida vs Justin Rader Rani Yahya vs Jeff Glover Rubens Charles vs Joel Tudor Leo Vieira vs Ryan Hall Rafael Mendes vs Justin Rader Rani Yahya vs Rubens Charles Leo Vieira vs Rafael Mendes Rubens Charels vs Rafael Mendes Jeff Glover vs Ryan Hall Disc 2: Men’s under 76 kilos Marcelo Garcia vs Rodney Ellis Kron Gracie vs Enrico Cocco Mike Fowler vs Marcelo Azevedo Milton Vieira vs Kentaro Nakamura Pablo Popovitch vs Don Ortega Ben Askren vs Toni Linden Leo Santos vs Yoshiyuki Yoshida Murilo Santana vs Gregor Gracie Mareclo Garcia vs Kron Gracie Marcelo Azevedo vs Kentaro Nakamura Pablo Popovitch vs Ben Askren Leo Santos vs Gregor Gracie Marcelo Garcia vs Kentaro Nakamura Pablo Popovitch vs Gregor Gracie Marcelo Garcia vs Pablo Popovitch Marcelo Garcia vs Toru Nakayama Disc 3 – Men’s under 87 kilos Andre Galvao vs Kassim Annan Chris Weidman vs Daniel Tabera Tarsis Humphreys vs Igor Praporshchikov David Avellan vs Trond Saksenvik Braulio Estima vs Yuji Arai Gunnar Nelson vs James Brasco Rafael Lovato Jr. vs Tom Lawlor Bruno Bastos vs Jorge Santiago Andre Galvao vs Chris Weidman Tarsis Humphreys vs David Avellan Braulio Estima vs James Brasco Rafael Lovato Jr vs Bruno Bastos Andre Galvao vs David Avellan Braulio Estima vs Rafael Lovato Jr. Andre Alvao vs Braulio Estima Rafael Lovato Jr vs David Avellan Disc 4 – Men’s under 98 kilos Xande Ribeiro vs Ilir Latifi Radek Turek vs Rafael Davies Marcio Cruz vs Anthony Perosh Vinny Magalhaes vs Rodrigo Cavaca Dean Lister vs Andreas Olsen Glover Teixeira vs Vesa Vuori Ricco Rodriguez vs Tomasz Szczerek Gerardi Rinaldi vs Yoshiyuki Nakanishi Xande Ribeiro vs Radek Turek Marcio Crus vs Vinny Magalhaes Dean Lister vs Glover Teixeira Tomasz Szczerek vs Gerardi Rinaldi Xande Ribeiro vs Vinny Magalhaes Glover Teixeira vs Gerardi Rinaldi Xande Ribeiro vs Gerardi Rinaldi Vinny Magalhaes vs Glover Teixeria Disc 5 Men’s over 99 kilos Fabricio Werdum vs Rogent Lorent Antoine Jaoude vs Tomasz Janiszewski Romulo Barral vs Denis Roberts Saulo Ribeiro vs Kouji Kanechika Jeff Monson vs Karol Bedorf Tom Erickson vs Janne-Pekka Pietilainen Roberto Abreu vs Tom de Blass Mike Matell vs Asa Fuller Fabricio Werdum vs Tomasz Janiszewski Romulo Barral vs Saulo Ribeiro Jeff Monson vs Janne-Pekka Pietilainen Roberto Abreu vs Asa Fuller Fabricio Werdum vs Saulo Ribeiro Jeff Monson vs Roberto Abreu Fabricio Werdum vs Roberto Abreu Saulo Ribeiro vs Jeff Monson Disc 6 – Women’s Under 59.9 Kilos and over 60 Kilos Penny Thomas vs Shanti Abelha Cristiane Cyborg vs Ida Hansson Hannette Staack vs Hitomi Hiraiwa Lana Stephanac vs Rosangela Conceicao Hannette Staack vs Rosangela Conceicao Megumi Fujii vs Hillary Williams Sayaka Shioda vs Bianca Andrade Luanna Alzuguir vs Ina Steffensen Laurence Cousin vs Ana Michelle Dantas Hillary Williams vs Sayaka Shioda Luanna Alzuguir vs Laurence Cousin Penny Thomas vs Cristiane Cyborg Penny Thomas vs Hannette Staack Sayaka Shioda vs Luanna Alzuguir Cristiane Cyborg vs Rosangela Conceicao Hillary Williams vs Laurence Cousin Disc 7 – Men’s Absolute Marcelo Garcia vs Braulio Estima Vinny Magalhaes vs Chris Weidman Xande Ribeiro vs Andre Galvao Gunnar Nelson vs David Avellan Braulio Estima vs Vinny Magalhaes Xande Ribeiro vs Gunnar Nelson Braulio Estima vs Xande Ribeiro Vinny Magalhaes vs Gunnar Nelson Xande Ribeiro vs Ricco Rodriguez Vinny Magalhaes vs Dean Lister Roberto Abreu vs David Avallan Gunnar Nelson vs Jeff Monson Super Fight Jacare vs Robert Drysdale You can purchase the 2009 ADCC 7 disc set here.