When I called to talk with Gary, he couldn’t believe that the Jiu-Jitsu folks had organized a fundraiser seminar for him telling me, “I’m a two-strip blue belt, a nobody in the Jiu-Jitsu world.” This is despite the fact that we trained together at Rigan Machado’s academy back in the late ’90s. He says, “I’ve been doing jiu-jitsu here and there with a lot of people.” He’s trained with Rigan Machado, Rey Diogo, Perry Hauck, Jordan Collins, Marc Laimon, Mike Rose, Gary Endo, Michael Jen, Roy Harris, Ethan Milius, Richard Bresler, Mike Ancheta, Andreh Anderson. Lonnie Phillips, Cindy Omatsu, Felicia Oh, Jimmy Tang and Dale Frank.
He trained in JKD and the Filipino Martial arts under Guro Dan Inosanto for 6 years. And has trained in the backyard Lameco Eskrima group under the late Pungong Guro Edgar Sulite.
Because Gary’s Lung cancer is stage 4 and metastasized to his bones, the doctors have ruled out surgery. They have put him on a regimen of a cancer drug called Tarceva. Doctors are hopeful this will slow the cancer’s growth.
Here are the details for the BJJ Mega Seminar for Gary Quan
BJJ Mega-Seminar Fundraiser, May 26th in L.A.!
To raise much-needed funds for a friend, father and fellow BJJ community member recently diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, a day-long BJJ Mega-Seminar on Sunday May 26th!
Instructors already confirmed to teach:
Master Carlos “Caique” Elias
Ricardo “Rey” Diogo
Joao “Johnny” Faria
Door prizes, plus “surprise” guests, TBA. So please SAVE THE DATE! It’s a great cause and it will be a fun and a truly unique experience to get such varied, high-level instruction all at one seminar!
“PRE-SALE” PRICE OF $55 FOR THE ENTIRE DAY OF SEMINARS! The exact schedule will be released as we get closer.
Where:Gracie Academy 3515 Artesia Blvd Torrance, CA 90503
When:Starting 10am on May 26th
Why:To help a family in need and to have a LOT of fun learning from some of the best Jiu Jitsu instructors in the world!
All teachers are donating their time and 100% of the proceeds go directly to the family.