On Wednesday Night 20th of April Coach Farrell and myself were lucky enough to spend some time on the mats with Prof Carlos Machado. It is always a privilege to spend time with masters of the arts but also one that were share our lineage with. We are a proud Will/Machado affiliate and want to continue learning from the masters. Apart from Professor Carlos recently retired UFC Fighter and newly promoted 4th degree BJJ Black Belt Anthony Perosh was in attendance. The seminar covered some topics of passing the guard and the concept of killing the hips, Going up or down and pressure. Head positioning to negate attacking options whilst passing and thinking of the process of killing the hips as opposed to thinking of passing. After passing concepts we went on to side control escape and mount escape with an adjustment of the hip movement. Making it hard for them to mount and being on your side with key emphasis on hip turned not just shoulders. Once getting the position allowing our partner to mount and then crunch them back to guard. we covered the massage side control escape concept using the arms in movement and not just blocking and hip movement. we did some positional drilling and rolling with light resistance. It was great to meet other like minded BJJ people and I was lucky enough to catch up with an Ex-Military friend who I had not seen in over 10 years. Prof Carlos runs a very fun seminar and is very humble and approachable. You know you are getting it right when he excitedly shouts " Yes, That's it my brother". Everyone enjoyed themselves and were lucky enough to be present in a belt promotion of one of Shaher Khan's students to purple belt. Congratulations!
Great Seminar and looking forward to my third one this year with John Will with leg locks on the menu!