Thursday, 17 September 2015

Training with Claudio Calasans

So I (Stu) am in Japan for 2 months and am training at the Kodokan.

Training at the Kodokan is available everyday but the people there can vary from day to day as so many people like to drop in.

On Tuesday I was lucky enough to do Ne-waza and Tachi-waza with Caludio Calasans. He is both a Judo and BJJ black belt and smashed me both on the ground and standing up. He is over in Japan to do a series of seminars and is a very nice and humble guy.

He didn't even seem to mind that much when I didn't know who he was. Needless to say I was embarrassed to find out he is both the current IBJJF U82kg Champion and the Winner of the 2015 ADCC Absolute category!!!!

I guess I really need to start paying more attention to my sport :-(