I think watching instructionals is important as they are good supplemental tools, but even more important in my opinion, is the viewing of high level matches. Depending on the time of the week (Mon.-Tues. we have gi at Team Mannon/Thurs.-Fri. we have nogi) I’ll be watching different matches according to what they are, either gi or nogi. As it is Thursday and we’re doing nogi at Team Mannon, I’ve been watching nogi matches. I must say, the match posted below is one of the most exciting, on the edge of your seat, technical matches I’ve seen. It’s from the Ultimate Absolute, which took place in July of 2011. Sixteen high level grapplers came together to fight for the winning prize of $10,000, plus submission bonuses of $1,000. The rules are slightly different, as they are a hybrid of ADCC and IBJJF rules. So, I hope you enjoy, because I certainly did.