at his academy in San Diego, CA.
Over the three hour seminar Fabio taught a number of sequences including maintaining mount, escaping mount, escaping side control, and a handful of submissions as well. It has been my experience that the Gracie family often has a cookie cutter approach to what they teach in seminars and this was not much different. Good solid basics, but there did not seem to be a unifying theme if you will.
We finished with some rolling and I must say the kids down in Woodlake, WA. are solid grapplers! I was very impressed with the level even the white belts were rolling at.
Fabio is a SUPER nice guy who does not have a single hair of ego or arrogance about him. It was refreshing to see a great attitude and smile on his face the whole seminar. If you get the chance to train with Fabio I cannot suggest it enough. After all how many opportunities do you get to roll with a red-black belt?
Train Hard. Train Smart.