Nov. 11 Seminar with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion Renato Tavares
Although cross-training is now the norm for mixed martial arts, the sport still owes a huge debt of gratitude to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, the submission grappling art form perfected by the Gracie family that helped launch the Ultimate Fighting Championship. And you won’t find many people who can teach more about the discipline than famed world champion Renato Tavares, who received his black belt from the legendary Carlson Gracie and currently teaches at an American Top Team affiliate in Vero Beach, Fla.
Along with his grappling talent, Tavares has also competed in mixed martial arts against some of the best professional fighters in the world, including former World Extreme Cagefighting champion Mike Brown and Japanese submission master Masakazu Imanari.
Tavares will take his teaching skills on the road Nov. 11, conducting a three-hour seminar at the Academy of Martial Arts in Oklahoma City. The school is run by MMA coach Kentrick Coleman, a BJJ brown belt under Tavares that has trained the likes of Bellator veterans Mark Holata and Myron Dennis.
For more information, visit http://www.okcama.com/.