We have just concluded the series of classes with Prof. Claudio 'Juninho' Calasans at the Atos JJ Philippines dojo in Manila. Participants came from different teams, Atos JJ Philippines, Origins BJJ, Deftac-Ribeiro BJJ and Machado JJ Korea. The dojo was packed!
Day one started with a gi class followed by a no-gi clss in the evening. Day 2 was all gi for both afternoon and evening classes. Day 3 was no-gi in the morning and evening class. The last session morning session in Day 4 was all gi. In the afternoon, Prof. Calasans had a private Judo class for the Ateneo de Manila University high school and college teams.
All in all, it was truly a great experience for all of us. Juninho made it a point to roll with everyone. To see first hand how he executes his favorite techniques was amazing. His lessons ranged from closed guard techniques, take-downs, passing the half-spider guard, cross-guard techniques and many more.
Holding a 3rd degree blackbelt in Judo and coming from the famous Calasans Camargo Judo family in Brazil, Juninho enjoyed going back to his Judo roots and taught the Judo athletes of the Ateneo de Manila University. He sparred a lot with them, displaying a super strong stance and very crisp execution of techniques which was truly impressive.
Atos JJ Philippines, together with all the other participants of the classes, would like to thank Juninho for a great week in Jiu-jitsu and Judo. More power to you, Juninho. Oss!!!
|Atos JJ Team|
|AJA Judo team|