Member Since: 11/22/2003
My idol, Rigan Machado, is sponsoring another one of his great camps:
If I weren't nursing so many injuries and spending so much time on line obsessively stalking fake BJJ BBs, I'd probably go myself. Of particular interest is that one of the instructors at the camp is Robson Pereira, BB under Rigan's own BB Marcos Santos. Pereira's inclusion attests the high quality of camp instructors; after all, he is a winner of the Brazilian Nationals in Rio de Janeiro. It says so right here on his site:
(Maybe some of you might know the year he accomplished this feat.)
Moreover, according to the MMA in PA site, he was recently awarded his 3rd degree by Grandmaster Francisco Mansor, Red Belt (scroll down to the Dec. 15, 2006 entry):
Now why would he get his 3rd degree from Grandmaster Mansor instead of Rigan and Marcos? Perhaps his game is so subtle, so refined, so sublime, that Rigan and Marcos felt inadequate to the task of assessment and so sent him to someone of much higher rank to perform the assessment. It wasn't that long ago that he got his 2nd degree, and now he has his 3rd degree--why, he must be a real prodigy. With that kind of talent teaching at the camp, I'm surprised that he's listed last on the list of instructors instead of first...