Travel diary

2 years ago, I went to San José and I went to the academy Athletic Advance. It’s a nice place with nice people. As I was passing by this city again, I had to visit them. I did 2 trainings, one with the women class and the second in a…

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21 June 2017

Carlos Barreto, the professor of Gracie Barra from Medellin gave me the contact of John Boyle who owns the academy Playa Venao BJJ. He has opened his academy in an hostel in front of the see in Playa Venao, which is such a beautiful and peaceful place. This was heavenly.I…

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03 June 2017

Carlos Barreto, the professor of Gracie Barra Medellin gave me the contact of César Pérez, the professor and owner of the academy Serpente in Panama City. I went to his academy two evenings and I gave the classes each time. There were a lot of girls with a really good…

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01 June 2017

I went to Bogota and trained 2 days at Octagon MMA. The first day was an holiday, so we did an open mat and for the second I taught a women only class. I had contacted Rafael, the only guy from BJJ Globetrotters who do matsurfing in Colombia and he…

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29 May 2017

I went to Cali and found Juan Diego, a bjj guy who was offering coachsurfing. We had a good time to speak about travelling and jiu-jitsu and we visited all Cali by bike. As I didn’t stay a long time in Cali, so I did only one BJJ open mat…

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20 May 2017

I arrived Saturday evening and left on Tuesday, so I only trained one day, the Monday in team Alliance UIO with Francisco Donoso. I did 2 classes and taught techniques for both. During the first class, there were 5 girls. One was a former judoka and tried to throw me…

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16 May 2017

The 17 march 2017 was the 400th day of my travel. I was thinking to come back to Europe after 400 days but as I stayed a long time in Cusco, I decided to travel a little bit more. I was supposed to go in Ecuador this month (in March)…

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17 March 2017

In Cusco, I met Claudia from Lima who said me to come to her academy Sniper in Lima. I went there for 2 classes of one hour each. I gave the technique for the first class and the professor Christian Freyre gave the second class. He’s the owner of Sniper,…

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13 March 2017

In Lima, I visited a second academy, Ares BJJ. I had added Italo Eneas the professor on facebook, I don’t remember why but I think it’s due to an article from Jiu-Jitsu Times and wanted to meet him. I wrote him but unfortunately, he was in California for the IBJJF…

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10 March 2017