On June 10-11, 2016, our academy welcomed Master Pedro Sauer for his annual seminar weekend. Our academy is an Official Pedro Sauer BJJ Association school (the only one in New England) which is something we are very proud of!
Master Sauer is a legend in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and considered by many to be one of the best instructors in the world. As always, Master Sauer was on point and awesome throughout the weekend and shared many key details of Jiu-Jitsu. From sharing stories of growing up training with Grand Master Helio Gracie, to giving specific details on technique, Master Sauer did not disappoint!
Friday June 10, 2016 was very special for our academy as Master Sauer observed and evaluated several of our members who were testing for advanced ranks in Gracie Jiu-jitsu. Congratulations to Jason Gonzalez, Jerry Lashway, Rich McKeegan, Marty Baranski and Daniel Mainero for their promotions to Brown Belt in Gracie Jiu-jitsu!
What made the day even more special was seeing three of our members receive the coveted BJJ Black Belt. All three have spent over 10 years training and perfecting their technique to be granted such an honor. It is truly an accomplishment and one that very few people achieve.
A very special congratulations to Greg Wood, Benjamin Witkowski and Nima Gholampour on receiving their well-deserved black belts in Gracie Jiu-jitsu!
Thank you to everyone that took the time out their day to come and observed the promotions!