Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Amazing Photo

Sorry for the layoff on the blog of On the Road To Black Belt but life is running fast right now I need some sleep now and then.

Well recently we hosted a great weekend developmental tournament at the Academy. After which we had the pleasure of a seminar with the Lafayette area instructors, Tim Credeur and Micah Lopez, along with BJJ Revolution Dojo head instructor, Jeff Messina from Houston TX. As if this wasn't enough Brazilian jiujitsu expertise on the mat we also had BJJ Revolution founders Rodrigo Medeiros AND Julio Fernandez adding to the seminar.

Amazing to say the less.

So here is a picture taken from the seminar.

I remember this because if you look closely I'm tapping to a Kimura from Tim. We were reviewing the technique he was going to teach.

So Tim starts teaching the technique and at almost this exact moment Rodrigo walks over and adjusts Tim's foot to the correct position. Tim responds with "I guess I'm still learning."

Here I am with my arm getting cranked backed to my neck thinking WOW here I am a 40 year old man with a black belt in Judo and a brown belt in Brazilian jiujitsu getting instruction from 2 men who trained under Carlson Gracie Sr., who was the son of Carlos Gracie, who trained under Mitsuyo Maeda, who was a Judo black belt from the Kodokan and trained under Jigoro Kano. I was blown away.

So I would have to say that right now the road to Brazilian jiujitsu black belt has some nice scenery and no potholes.

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