Roberto Torralbas will be heading to Baltimore, Maryland to lead a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu seminar at Crazy 88 Mixed Martial Arts.
Crazy 88 is one of the top Brazilian Jiu Jitsu schools in Maryland (and probably the USA) and is run by Julius Park. In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, there are essentially 4 major competitions which are unofficially referred to as the “Grand Slam”. These are the European Championship, the Pan, the Brazilian Nationals, and the World Championships. Crazy 88 is responsible for coaching more students to Grand Slam medals than every other school in the Baltimore area COMBINED.
The seminar will be held at the Elkridge location this Saturday (May 16th) from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. The seminar will be FREE with a suggested donation of $50. All the proceeds will be going to sponsor the Crazy 88 competition team which will be competing at the World Championship in 2 weeks.
Roberto and Julius actually both attended Cornell University together (we won’t say when) and have been involved with Jiu Jitsu since then.
Coach Julius Park had this to say:
Roberto has a special insight into Jiu-Jitsu that comes from being largely self-taught. Most Jiu-Jitsu instructors gloss over or are unconscious of lots of little details because they simply did what their own instructors told them to do. With Roberto, you have a guy who had to reverse-engineer a lot of what he does by studying tape and by constantly competing and putting himself through the costly process of trial and error. His game has completely changed from when he was a Blue Belt to now when he is a Black Belt. Also, he has put in tons of time on the competition mats – so what he teaches, is based on what he himself is doing in competition scenarios. This provides a level of understanding that is often lacking.
With the Worlds coming up in two weeks, this is a great opportunity to train with a high level grappler as well as get answers to questions. Like I said before, Roberto is one of the few grapplers I’ve met that can answer the question ‘why’ in regards to technical details. Plus, he emphasizes a completely different set of attack and defense systems than what we normally focus on. So don’t miss it – especially because its going towards helping some young athletes.
The seminar will take place at 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at
Crazy 88 Mixed Martial Arts
7024 Troy Hill Drive
Elkridge, MD 21075
Suggested donation is $50.