Stephen Roberto is the lead instructor of GMA Purebred Jiu-Jitsu Guam. Recently he had the experience of teaching high-level black belts in Japan and train with the students at his seminar.
Check out what he had to say about his time in Japan:
“Today was a a special day in my Jiu-Jitsu career. I was invited by the head coaches, Sensei Nishizawa and 2x world champion Sugai Hitoshi of Tokai University to conduct a seminar on ground techniques. I was so honored and humbled by this. The rivalry between judo and Jiu-Jitsu has been ongoing. To be invited by the powerhouse university in Japan to share technique is an incredible opportunity. I shared my turtle guard attacks and guard passing systems to a grateful and eager squad who I later found out are their “A” team. Two hours of technique followed by one hour of intense sparring. They were impressed by my teaching and even more impressed as I held my own with high level black belts and then to find out that I’m 39 years old! I was invited back at the end of training and look forward to helping bridge the gap between BJJ and judo. And it’s not every day were I get to teach a room full of black belts!”
More information about Stephen Roberto and GMA Purebred Jiu-Jitsu Guam can be found at www.purebredbjjguam.net