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Everyone Speaks the Language of Jiu-Jitsu

July 16, 2015

Great Story of the Connections Made Through

Recently, a U.S. Naval Officer, Michael, who is stationed in Naples, Italy, looked up our Certified Training Center in Vallo della Lucania, Salerno to work on his Gracie Combatives techniques. Our certified instructor, Manlio Schiavo, was excited to help Michael and through a couple of email exchanges, Manlio & Michael set up a couple of private lessons in the short weekend that Michael had available.

Michael & Manlio had a great experience working on the techniques together! Michael had this to say:

"To travel to a foreign country, meet a complete stranger, and be able to instantly "speak jiu-jitsu" as if I was talking to an old friend... This is an experience few people can say they've had. I hope you and your students enjoyed themselves as much as I did. We will have to do it again!"

The Gracie Jiu-Jitsu training sessions between Michael & Manlio is another amazing example of how Gracie University continues to connect people all over the world! You can find a complete list of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Certified Training Centers on Gracie University. For more information about becoming a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy Certified Instructor, please click here.