Rickson Gracie black belt and very good friend of Gumby’s Henry Akins will be conducting a two day seminar at Heroes Martial Arts in San Jose on September 12-13. More than simply showing a series of moves, Henry’s “advanced knowledge” of the very foundations of Ji Jitsu will give you a new perspective on the art. Don’t pass up this opportunity to train with one of the most technical and thoughtful instructors around!
On September 12 from 12PM-3PM Henry will be working on the very core of classical Gi Jiu Jitsu, and his whole perspective on the art along with the attention to seemingly minute details and the invisible things and will simply blow your mind. Nothing fancy here, but what will be shown here will drastically affect your perception of the art and will be of immediate benefit. Time will be left for both Q & A and rolling.
September 13 from 12PM-3PM will be self defense and street Jiu Jitsu. The sometimes under utilized self defense and street applications of Jiu Jitsu, often left out of the curriculum by instructors who simply don’t know it, Henry was passed the information and authorized to teach it by Rickson Gracie himself! Uniform is more causal today, as the techniques shown will be for “real world” defenses.
Pre-registration price is just $60 per day, or $100 for both days. At the door, the price will be $75 per day.
Henry Akins is a Black Belt Instructor under the Rickson Gracie International Jiu-Jitsu Association.
Henry has trained under Rickson Gracie since the age of 20. He received his Black Belt in 2004 and has proven to be a strong member of the Association as well as the Rickson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Center. Henry Akins has been a model student, mentoring many new-comers to the sport over the years and now, as an Instructor, plans to continue spreading the art and traditions of Rickson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.
“Outside of my own academy/team, the person with single biggest influence on my understanding of jiu jitsu has been Henry Akins. His insights have guided me over the years and helped me tremendously. He’s a fantastic teacher in his own right, knowledgeable, detailed and above all patient and generous. I consider him a very close friend, and I’m extremely pleased to have the opportunity to bring him to Northern California so he can share with other what I found to be so valuable.
Heroes Martial Arts in downtown San Jose! Dedicated to furthering your knowledge of the grappling martial arts including Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo, and Wrestling! Big, beautiful location at 460 South Market in downtown San Jose, call 408-288-8857 or visit us online at www.HeroesMartialArts.com