On Sunday I had the pleasure of training with Ze Radiola who was Professor Braulio Estima’s original instructor. This was the second time I have trained with professor Radiola, I really enjoy his relaxed style of teaching perhaps this is what attracts me to the Brazilian way of teaching BJJ as it always seems to be based on everyone training hard and enjoying themselves and hanging out together. For me other associations have lost this element of modern day Martial Arts after all I’m not preparing myself or my students for everyday battle of war. Yes the training is about combat and we do have a percentage of students that go the extra level to compete but we ain’t going out in the battle field. Also in attendance was Braulio Estima & Roger Gracie I don’t seminars get much better than this. The series of sweeps to submissions were amazing but the touch of magic was watching Braulio & Roger Gracie drilling, discussing then re drilling the techniques. This was pure gold. To top the day my good friends Carl Holmes gets awarded his Brown Belt & my long time training partner Martin Cope gets promoted to a Black Belt.