On January 13, 2015, Dragon Martial Arts (DMA) hosted VIBJJ at the bi-monthly Gathering of the Clans. We welcomed back Matheus who is returning from Rio de Janeiro, and were honored to host two athletes from Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Rick Le Blanc led a rigorous warm up followed by Jean-Marc showing some techniques from butterfly guard. Rick added a high percentage pass for the butterfly guard followed by Matheus's demonstration of three techniques he learned while at Fight Zone. After training technique and drilling them, we enjoyed close to an hour of rolling. The session heated up as most everyone is aware that there is a competition around the corner, however we always keep it playful at the Gatherings.
The Gathering of the Clans allows us to cultivate a politic free community of athletes that represent Island JiuJitsu. It is an opportunity for students of different organizations, affiliations, skill sets, and knowledge to share and network. It is an integral part of our vision for the future of BJJ on Vancouver Island.