Just wanted to say thanks to “The King” for coming over to NZ and helping out with our BJJ NZ nationals. I had the extreme luck to be able to spend a couple of days with Elvis and it really only reinforced my respect and admiration for the man.
Elvis is one of the most helpful and friendly people I have ever met. The guy can make friends with anyone, small children in lifts, checkout operators, airport check-in staff, people in the street and multitudes of random BJJ’ers.
Without Elvis on hand, the draws for our competition would have been a shambles. Also his assistance in the refereeing and running of the comp was invaluable, and above and beyond what he came to NZ for. Elvis’s knowledge of all aspects of the BJJ game and administration made him a huge asset on the day.
Elvis also ran a seminar on Sunday that was attended by about 35 kiwis. Everyone was blown away with the stuff he presented and there was something for everyone who attended, from new White Belts to the Purple and Brown, Elvis managed to cater for everyone. Elvis truly is a tremendous ambassador for Machado Australia!
On a personal level I got to roll with Elvis before the seminar. Now I’m considering a move to Australia, talk about having your arse handed to you, I really thought I’d last longer than I did, but unfortunately Elvis had other plans. I was tapping like Fred Astaire in seconds. A fantastic experience and one that I will gladly repeat again!