Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Grand Master Flavio Behring returns

Grand Master Flavio Behring returns to Utah. He will be teaching a 4 hr. seminar on Saturday June 13th from 10-2pm and a 3 hr. special class on Friday June 12th from 6-9 pm for everyone who pre-registers by May 31st.

Grand Master Flavio Behring began training Gracie Jiu Jitsu in 1947 at the hands of Helio Gracie and Joao Alberto Barreto. This year marks his 62nd anniversary of being on the Jiu Jitsu mat. His time in the Gracie Academy during the 1950's has been called "the golden era" of Jiu Jitsu. Many of today's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu lineage can be traced back to these fine teachers and athletes of this time in Jiu Jitsu's modern history.

Part of Grand Master Flavio's new seminar series is the history of each technique in its relation to grappling while standing and its use in ground frighting. He is inspired to educate his students in the long and glorious history of Gracie Jiu Jitsu as he has seen its growth from infancy during the 1950's in the first Gracie Academy.

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