How would you describe Royler Gracie's game?

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  1. Charlemagne

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    Just curious. I know that he was a great competitor, and still is in many ways, but I don't know much about his style of BJJ. I would expect he is pretty traditional with strong basics (ala Roger Gracie, Kron Gracie, etc.) given his upbringing, but since I really don't know, I figured I might ask.

    I look forward to the replies.

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  2. Brian R. VanCise

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    Fundamentals are very solid, great guard game, underrated top game. Smooth would be the word I would describe him based on rolling with him a long, long, long time ago.
     
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    Royler Gracie's Pride fight against Sakuraba was a disgrace. It's still hard to watch.

     
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    I don't know, I sure ain't in any position to say. I imagine he's pretty good. I know he's lost in competition....like, you know, everyone.
     
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    Yep he has. One of the things I find intriguing about him is how he consistently fought well above his weight class. That says a great deal for his technique.
     
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