Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros grew up in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. His childhood neighborhood was filled with future legends in the sport of Jiu Jitsu but it wasn’t until Comprido was 16 that he began training seriously.
After a rough first year of competing Comprido began winning tournaments and quickly became one of the top fighters and even recorded the first, and still fastest submission ever in the Worlds Absolute Black Belt division.
Listen as Rodrigo tells wonderful stories about growing up in that Rio neighborhood, his Jiu Jitsu journey that eventually brought him to the US, and how he became a much sought after BJJ coach for MMA fighters like Mike Russo, Demian Maia, and Brock Lesnar.
Here is RŌL Radio with a true legend and a great ambassador for BJJ,
Rodrigo "Comprido” Medeiros.
Episode #28 Highlights:
8:07 Carlson Senior makes an invitation
16:00 Growing up with future legends
25:00 The Bigger Picture
33:15 Nobody is prepared to teach
41:00 The Social Experiment
56:38 Training with Brock Lesnar
1:05:07 5 Questions