We just completed our 2009 Gracie Jiu-Jitsu seminar with guest instructor Pedro Valente, 5th degree black belt and chief instructor of Gracie Miami. We had a fantastic time over the weekend and learned a lot of great Jiu-Jitsu. Pedro demonstrated extremely useful self-defense techniques based on the traditional Gracie Jiu-Jitsu curriculum passed down by Grandmaster Helio Gracie. His teaching style was well-received among all the practitioners in attendance. We were also privileged to have Carlos attend and assist Pedro over the weekend. I and all the participants appreciate Pedro and Carlos taking time out of their busy schedules to come to Columbia, SC to teach us.
Thanks for a great seminar,
Sensei John Carter