Re: BJJ and Connection
"...When you watch top BJJ fighters in both BJJ competiitons and NHB matches, what strikes you is not only the control they have over their opponents but also the absolute control they have of their own ground movement patterns.
"Some of these solo movements are based on BJJ techniques, others on Bioginastica, created by Orlando Cani, which fuses BJJ movements with Yoga, Tai Chi and animal-movement patterns. The foremost fighter of the Gracie clan, Rickson Gracie, studied this with Orlando Cani, and so have many top BJJ exponents."
-- Hans-Erik Petermann
Jiu Jitsu: The Essential Guide to Mastering the Art