"Up Close and Personal"
In the above
interview, Romero Cavalcanti (black belt under Rolls Gracie) explained
for the first time how Rolls introduced the triangle to BJJ (at least,
as far as Prof. Cavalcanti was aware). Rolls was clued in by a student
named Sucuri, who (it was said) found it in an old judo book. Apparently
unknown to Prof. Cavalcanti, and Rolls, the triangle was already
well-known to a few BJJ men, and to most judokas in Rio and São
Paulo as early as 1955, and in São Paulo at least, much earlier
(see Choque 2 for details).
For an up close and personal account of training with
Romero "Jacare" Cavalcanti in Rio de Janeiro, see chapter 5
("Alliance") of Jiu-Jitsu in the South
And no doubt, Jacare's own book would also be of
interest. At least the sample chapters looked well-written and
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