Pan No Gi Training: On the way!
Training for the Pan No Gi competition in New York has started, and now it’s time to step it up some more. I normally train 2x a day at least. It depends on where I’m at in the periodization that depends on what I do. But it’s time to kick it off with a training camp in Alabama, so we are on the way. My friend Steve Snyder and his guys in NC are going as well. Daniel Garcia, the 2011 Brazilian National Black Belt Champion is at Steves’ gym, attempting to help Steve get to where he can grapple more than 45 seconds without gassing :). He’s really good, but I suppose you don’t need me to say that. Marcelo also just moved to the US and is at a gym in MS. He was here in Jan 2010 helping me get ready for the Europeans and then spent 6 months here in 2010 at the end of the year working between my and Steve’s gyms. I really enjoy training with him for competitions, and credit him with a lot in helping my game.
So anyways, Steve is going to see family in AL, and taking Daniel. Marcelo’s going too, and so given it’s a holiday weekend, we are too. There’s 6 of us from Revolution. The plan was to take 1 car but that didnt work out. So now we are in 2, driving to AL. The plan is to train 6 hours a day. I’ll let you know how that goes…..