By Jessica Kwan
It was quite a celebration at Gracie Barra Sweden when Prof. Carlos Lemos Jr. arrived to teach a two day seminar. Gracie Barra schools from all over Sweden including Lidkporking, Umea, Gothenburg and Majorna gathered together for the commemoration of another great year of GB Sweden.
GB Sweden was founded by Prof. Carlos Lemos Jr. and his students, both black belts and leaders of GB in their country, Niclas Gustafsson and Peter Berglund. With several counts of schools they have created an army of Gracie Barra “Viking” students.
The first day of the seminar, Prof. Carlos Lemos Jr. had all the students train gi. The day ended with the belt grading of the following students:
Brown belt-Paulo Sandsten, Jimmy Lagerström; Purple belt-Johan Hederstedt, Sahand Kanji, Pontus André, Mattias Jonsson; Blue belt-Niksa Zinga, Reine Westerling, Gustav Thungren, Johan Toft, Janne
Among them, now Brown Belts, Paulo Sandsten and Jimmy Lagerström, were active competitors with a great record for the year of 2011. The second day of the seminar, the students trained no gi. Prof. Carlos Lemos Jr. then ratified the importance of practicing the GB philosophy on each one’s daily life.
Prof. Carlos recounted some of the life changing lessons taught by Master Carlos Gracie Jr., in which now, he serves as an example to all his students. It was an enlightening two days at Gracie Barra Sweden. Now we bid farewell and wish safe travels to Prof. Carlos Lemos Jr. who will now be heading to Italy and Finland to continue his seminars.