By Nick Gamez-Ramos
It’s a beautiful Saturday afternoon and I am in my favorite place about to do my favorite thing: Brazilian jiu-jitsu! We’re lined up and chomping at the bit to get started with the Jaime Canuto seminar. Professor Eliot gives a preface and introduction to Professor Jaime Canuto and his impressive catalog of achievements in jiu-jitsu. Professor Canuto started the seminar by showing some cool details on how to improve our basic push-pull triangles. This was one of the first seminars I’ve attended, so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. As we progressed through the seminar, Professor Canuto began disseminating his wizardry. I quickly realized that even my basic submissions and understanding core concepts could use a ton of work. Having the opportunity to work with a world-class black belt and seasoned competitor was not only extremely valuable for my skill development, but it was also incredibly inspiring.