Survived a Class with Rodrigo Gracie

This is a bit off the beaten path, but hey, if you can't talk about the things you like in your own blog, when can you? :)

Last Fall I started attending training sessions for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Capitol Jiu Jitsu (CJJ) out in Dulles. CJJ is part of the Royce Gracie Jiu Jitsu Network (Royce Grace being a legend in UFC realms). The Gracie family is often noted as the "biggest family in sports" and are the innovators of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ).

Last night I had an opportunity to attend a seminar with Rodrigo Gracie, who is a 3rd generation BJJ/MMA pro from the Gracie family. Talk about an awesome session! His pace was very good, demonstrating each set of moves multiple times, explaining new/different details with each explanation, and providing lots of coaching along the way to help everyone out. If you're training in BJJ, I highly recommend catching one of his seminars.

As for me, well, suffice to say that after working hard for 2.5 hours (of a scheduled 2-hour class), I ache all over (in a good way!). :)

If you're in the DC metro area and have interest in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Cross-Fit, MMA, or Women's Self Defense, then I highly recommend Capitol Jiu Jitsu. The owner, Jeremy Lafreniere, is a very up-beat, positive, patient coach and is doing a lot of good work in the area.

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