Featherweight Bruno Frazatto was in San Diego training for ADCC 2011 when André Galvão when he received an offer he couldn’t pass up: to train with Sheikh Tahnoon in the enchanted emirate of Abu Dhabi.
He returned all the sharper and more inspired to put in a great showing come September in England.
“I was in Abu Dhabi for seven days; it was incredible. We trained plenty of No-Gi and swapped a lot of information. I was surprised by Sheikh Tahnoon’s level of technique and conditioning. We spent three hours training per day, and he is a truly great black belt – he could compete at ADCC no problem!” remarked Frazatto, who won the South American qualifiers for the ADCC back in 2007.
Bruno is now back in São Paulo state for another week at the Atos “fire pot” in Rio Claro.
“But next week I’ll return to San Diego and stick around there until the ADCC, training with Galvão, Davi Ramos, Ronaldo, Denilson and Galvão’s students,” he related. All to have a good showing and nab first place, which escaped him last time around.
“I had that experience at ADCC 2007, but now I feel I’m truly prepared for the event. The ADCC a different sort of event from the others, with different rules, but nowadays I feel great without the gi; I’m truly focused and will dedicate myself 100% to reach my maximum physical and technical potential, to conquer my dream.”