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It’s been a couple of crazy weeks for me and I’m finally able to sit down and talk about a seminar I was able to help out with. The “Give the Gift of a Gi – BJJ Seminars for Kids” kick-off seminar was a huge success. It was held on October 26th at Foster Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Kent, Washington. Quite a few Black Belts shared their expertise; Kris Shaw, Cindy Hales, Michelle Wagner, James Foster, and Jean Freitas. There were three different seminars for three different age groups. With this grouping model each seminar ended up being the perfect size. In total there were about 55-60 kids, which is a great turn out. Of those kids, I would guess about 10 had never tried Jiu-Jitsu including my two little nephews. The seminar they attended was their first day of Jiu-Jitsu. I credit the quality of the seminar with the fact that they both enrolled to train the next week. Yes, I’m a proud uncle.
In establishing the future of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the next generation will be taught by instructors and professors influenced by the surge in interest today. Our featured BJJ Kid this time is Kendall Reusing. A well trained BJJ practicioner and highly competitive. A list of her accomplishments follows.
Age 8 School Gracie Barra Temecula Professor Ricardo Guimaraes (BBJ) Coach Sean Patrick (Muay Tai)
* 1st Place 2008 Gracie Barra SoCal Classic 42 lbs 4-6yrs div. * 1st Place 2009 Gracie Barra Season Opener 42 lbs 4-6yrs div. * 1st Place 2009 2nd World International BJJ Championships 50 lbs 7-9yrs div. BEST SUBMISSION * 2nd Place 2010 Gracie Barra Season Opener 53 lbs 7-9yrs div. * January 2010 Gracie Barra Temecula Student of the Month
Gavin will be competing in this years Gracie season opener and 3rd World International BJJ Championships 2010
Please help us in congratulating young Gavin on his Martial Arts Accomplishments.
Here's to our next generation of BJJ Legends!
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