The No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu World Championship is set to take place November 7 at the California State University Long Beach gymnasium, and a number of big names are in. The Brazilian state of Amazonas, as always, has its rep in the tournament. Black belt Carlos “Esquisito” Holanda, as reported by our collaborator Arthur Castro, is already stateside to step up his training.
Esquisito is not along in his mission, and is accompanied by friend Mario Israel. Together they tour the big academies of Los Angeles, and thus went to check out the training headquarters of Strikeforce star Dan Henderson, who is coached by Jiu-Jitsu black belt from CheckMat Ricardo “Pantcho” Feliciano.
The champion of two divisions of Japan’s now-defunct-Pride FC promotion rolled with Esquisito and provided some potent wrestling pointers for the black belt to incorporate into his no-gi game. That’s worthwhile reinforcement!
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