Just seeking some information to see if Wallid
Ismail teaches or does instruction.
thanks for any replies.
I know that he trains Lyoto Machida in BJJ. He has worked extensively with him at Inoki's Dojo in L.A.
have you guys ever seen Wallid's wife? She is smoking
"Ryan Gracie is cock cheeken."
God I love Wallid.
"have you guys ever seen Wallid's wife? She is smoking hot."
Are you trying to tell me one of the ugliest men to grace this earth has a hot wife??!! Irony never ceases to show itself.
Inoki has an academy in LA? Where? Does Wallid live in Brasil or USA?
But his pass is supposed to be really good.
Inoki has a gym in Los Angeles? Are you sure?
Wallid is actually very very good at sport JJ. I don't know if he is a great teacher or not, but ask some forum members like Andre (who have rolled with Wallid) about his skills.
Ryoto/Lyoto is currently 5-0 in MMA and has a win over (the previously undefeated) Rich Franklin (who has beat solid guys like Eastman and Tanner).
or ask renzo
Inoki has a private gym out in the Santa Monica area. It's the cleanest gym you will ever see and has a ring, huge wrestling mat, weights, showers, sauna and Japanese showers. Lots of top professional wrestlers from USA and Japan train there.
As for Wallid, he's got a guard passing game that is sick. Uses his hips very well and will come out you over and over. Anybody that has beaten as many Gracies in sport BJJ as Wallid has, I most definitely am interested in learning from.
Taipei BJJ Academy
Does Inoki's gym teach classes?
Try looking at
There is alot of info on Inoki's Dojo, including pics of the gym and fighters working out.
His sport game consisted largely of stalling while on top(I've watched at least 15 of his matches). For this you need good balance and experience; he had both. Having said that, unless his training is COMPLETELY different than his competition style, he would be one of the last guys I would want to learn from.
He didn't look like he was stalling against Royce Gracie! And as you mentioned, you need balance and experience, and his experience in BJJ/NHB is pretty deep.
Second, if everybody fought in competition the way they did in practice, the sport would look totally different. Everybody fights better in practice when there is no clock and no pressure.
When he fought Royce, I was training with the Gracies and thought he was an enemy and a jerk. After I met him and trained with him, he's truly inspirational and has a lot to offer. The dude is probably the least atheltic guy you will meet. He gets by on sheer determination and will. He doesn't have the prettiest or fanciest techniques, but he'll show you the nitty gritty of how to pass a guard or the key to stopping a pass.
Before you say he's the last person you would train with I'll leave you with this...I've met many BJJ black belts over the years with strong opinions on Wallid good and bad, but they ALL respect his game and toughness in competition. I'm a BJJ Black Belt also, and I would easily train with him any day of the week.
Andy Wang/Taipei BJJ Academy
I hear his passing is vulgar.
When it comes to guard passing, there is no one I rather learn from than Wallid. I've seen him pass Ralph, Renzo, Royce (although Royce turtled leading to the clock choke), Gordo and he was pretty damn close in passing Roleta's and JJ Machado (although he didn't & lost). Passing a dangerous guard in sport bjj is one of the hardest skills and Wallid has great control.
Besides, I believe forum member Andre said Wallid had one of the best seminars he's ever been too.
"He didn't look like he was stalling against Royce Gracie! And as you mentioned, you need balance and experience, and his experience in BJJ/NHB is pretty deep."
You're right about Royce, but look at Royce's experience in sport competition as a BB- Doh!- he has NONE! As far as NHB, it is clear that Wallid's style of stalling and ALWAYS insisting on being on top and rarely trying to go for anything hasn't translated into a well-rounded, practical style in MMA.
"I've met many BJJ black belts over the years with strong opinions on Wallid good and bad, but they ALL respect his game and toughness in competition."
I've met and trained with many BB's too, and none of them would dare question his toughness in sport competition.
BUT I never heard anyone claim the guy was technical for a BB, not even his own team members. It's always the opposite: He makes up for lack of technique by being tough and strong. And when picking who I want as a teacher, toughness in competition is s secondary quality. I'd take Pedro Sauer, a guy who isn't renowned for being a relative stud on the mat or in competition, but can teach technique like no other, over Wallid.
Wallid is pretty decent on top, particularly guard passing. But his guard is relatively weak. He was thought to be among the worst finishers in the sport.
That man is a competitive beast though. I used to train with Allan and he came a time or two and rolled with Allan. Allan was significantly larger than him but Wallid was really aggressive
I also think Wallid has very very good technique. His guard passing is excellent his balance on top is excellent also. He did well in MMA. I am pretty sure he could beat Royce Gracie in an MMA match as well. I also think he would be a good teacher, not showing really fancy moves but more high percentage stuff. I would love to learn his passing game.