Eight weeks removed from the IBJJF Pan-American Championship, and Gracie Barra doesn’t want to hear about resting on its laurels after having won the team title at the European Championship.
The focus now is on trying for a repeat performance in their own backyard, at the March 29 Pan to take place right down the road from team headquarters, in Irvine, California. Hence, Master Carlos Gracie Jr., the school’s leader, decided to make some changes to the team’s “tactical setup,” especially where the pre-Pan training camp is concerned.
TURBO-CHARGED TRAINING CAMP TO FUSE TOGETHER FORCES
A conversation between Carlos Gracie, GB director Marcio Feitosa and Professor Zé Radiola yielded five main measures to be taken, to strengthen the competitors and bind the team’s efforts.
1. PUT TOGETHER SPECIAL TRAINING CAMP
The camp will include daily training for the 2012 Pan, with Flavio Cachorrinho, Kayron Gracie and others of the team’s biggest stars.
2. A few weeks before the tournament, the competition team will be housed as near to GB America, team headquarters, as possible. Thus they intend to attract, provide support and strengthen the team’s top athletes.
3. MORE TRAINING CAMPS IN OTHER CITIES
Throughout California, GB will be organizing other camps for its athletes in different towns and cities, like in Los Angeles, San Diego and other GB-school locations.
4. THE STRENGTH IS IN THE UNION IN JIU-JITSU, TOO
Competitors from all the camps in Southern California will get together on Wednesdays for a special Pan 2012 training session.
5. EXPERIENCED COACH IN COMMAND
GB Pernambuco headmaster José “Radiola” will fly up to California from Brazil to lead the camp and select the teams to represent the school association at the 2012 Pan.
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