First day back to training in Australia and they had a grading, only to have the instructors ankle broken due to a guard pull. Just unlucky…
First training session in Mexico was with Renzo Gracie Jiu Jitsu, after asking how much for a week of training they said we only charge by the month but you can come as often as you like. After telling them I am from Australia and only here for the week they were happy to let me train for free. Thanks guys
Apparently Machupicchu isn’t holding together as well as it used it. It’s been estimated that it originally had around 500 occupants so when the 2,500 visitors turn up each day, it has a negative impact on the site. It was said that perhaps there will be bridges in the future so you will be able to look at the site, but not actually walk on it.
Some of the more impressive parts were the axis of the world (last picture) and a reflection pool made for star gazing (first picture).
our misty morning hike
Start with both sleeves in each hand with you feet on their hip bones, transition your left foot to their right bicep and your right foot behind their left heel. Change your right hand to the opponents right sleeve and your left hand to their right pant cuff. Pull with your left hand and kick out with your right leg to sweep your opponent, stand and take knee ride.
The view from our window at the hotel as lady luck would have it was one of the most beautiful things to behold, it would seem that I would be able to walk to Jiu Jitsu class. I walked over to the building that day to find out when training was on and found the doorway to go up to the top floor after asking a few Brazilians in my broken Portuguese. I arrived at the top floor around lunch time so I was lucky enough to catch them in the middle of the mma class. The club was run by Lauro Figueiroa a fourth degree black belt in BJJ who thankfully spoke English so I was at least able to understand what was being said. Sadly our time in Recife was only bound to be for a week and was over new years, so training was only going to be three lessons in total. I would loved to have been able to spend a month training with the guys there as they train hard and the skill level is good. Being one of the hottest times of the year I think I did well to keep up with the guys as I’m not used to the combined heat and humidity of Recife.