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“ Professor from Japan packs the house at Gracie Barra Downers Grove “


Gracie Barra Downers Grove had always been known for having a storming network with world class professors around the globe. This month we have the honor to join Professor Nao Takigawa all the way from Kobe, Japan. Professor Nao was the first Japanese to have crossed oceans and seek knowledge at the original Gracie Barra in Rio over 20 years ago. Today, professor Nao is the leader in Asia, not only expending the footprints of Gracie Barra in Japan, but also brining Gracie Barra to touch lives in China.

Professor Nao shared a well designed sequence of sweeps from the outside hook, allowing participants of all levels to be able to enjoy building their knowledge as a team. At the end of the seminar, participants asked professor all kinds of questions, and enjoyed stories from the old school Gracie Barra lifestyle and training experiences. We truly enjoyed Professor Nao’s seminar and the experiences he shared, as well as the demonstration of strong brotherhood between him and Professor Carlos from the days since they were teenagers. Jiu jitsu is more than a form of martial arts, but a lifestyle, and spirit of loyalty and trust.

Congratulations everyone for building onto your jiu jitsu journey, and the grading you have received. Although everyone has their own journey, we are honored to be here to support you every step of the way!


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