Master Carlson Gracie Jr visits Indianapolis
Carlson Gracie Jiu Jitsu Seminar
Group picture at the end of the seminar
Every year Carlson Gracie Jr comes to visit Greenwood, Indiana, and does a 2 hour jiu jitsu class with us. Last Saturday, August 20th, was our chance to host him here for 2016. At one point we had 57 people on the mats (and could have fit in 15-20 more!). There were 8 Black Belts in attendance! Like always, he kept things simple, but brought up different nuiances and details on simple positions that only someone with his experience can. Everyone who came out got something out of this.
Carlson Gracie Jr first to sign Black Belt Wall
Carlson's visit also coincided with the re-grand opening of our gym. Stockman Jiu Jitsu opened in June of 2011. Now 5 years later we have expanded into the space next to us adding a 2nd mat more that 2 1/2 times larger than our original mats. We are now able to hold classes with larger numbers of people much more comfortably. We are so excited to see what the next 5 years will hold!
We are also getting spoiled with our new mats since they are such an improvement over what we had been using for so long. We matted the new room with top of the line 1.5" smooth surface Zebra Mats and we placed them on a state of the art foam block sub floor. This new flooring system give you an experience unlike anything else. The mats are fast and firm yet they absorb shocks, giving a softer feel. They enhance performance and greatly reduce injuries!
Left to right: Chris Griffin, Dee Freeman, Sandro Sampaio, Sergio Zimmerman, Carlson Gracie Jr, Todd
Brown, Chris Yeley, and Alan Stockman
Sergio "Canudo" Zimmerman teaching a Lasso Guard Variation
Carlson Gracie Jr and Alan Stockman
Throughout the year we host a number of different seminars with different instructors from all over. Check here and at our Facebook Page to keep up on events going on at our school!