A country with a tradition in combat sports, Greece has all the makings of a breeding ground for great fighters and a market for Jiu-Jitsu teachers in Europe.
At least that’s the assessment of Robert Drysdale, who just wrapped up a seminar tour in the Greek capital of Athens and took off for Ireland.
To the teacher Greece harbors opportunities for those who want to teach and make a living through Jiu-Jitsu.
“Jiu-Jitsu in Greece is taking off in popularity quickly. There’s a lack of tournaments, but folks there are passionate about the sport,” assayed Drysdale, who taught three seminars in Athens.
“They have a millenary tradition in fight sports and I feel that within a few years the country will be a major Jiu-Jitsu power in Europe. I believe over the next few years we’ll see a new crop of Jiu-Jitsu teachers and players. And the people there are really hospitable; they treated me like a king. I was very well received,” stated the ADCC 2007 absolute champion.
Check out where Drysdale will be teaching in the coming days:
Belguim: 3 August
Academy Bad Boys JJ
Woensdag in Sporthal “Lakerveld”, Guldensporenlaan
16A, 3530 Houthalen.
Holland : 5 and 6 of August
Scotland: 8 August
Dundee Mixed Martial Arts
Wishart Church, 61 King Street