July 27th and 28th: Tough Training

I recently had the opportunity to train with Black Belt Nick Robinson and it was an absolute pleasure. After a warm up roll, just did some good focused rolling. It was tough, good pressure and assertive game. That being said, because it was a tough couple days, it was more of pushing than proving; meaning, that shared it was about getting better, not beating the other guy. Shared freely some great tips, advice and what works well for him or that what he though might help us.

Train smart, train, hard, have fun!

Tough Training, Nick Robinson

Siloh Radovsky: Assistant coach at Jiu-Jitsu Dynamics

Fabio is generous with his time and instruction whenever I come home to Minnesota for a visit. I love checking up on how my extended BJJ family is doing and getting to train in the safe and supportive atmosphere he helps to create for his students –– an environment which, especially as a small female, I know is not always easy to find, especially for those trying out Jiu-Jitsu for the first time. Rolling with Fabio and his students is always fun. I find training with him to hold the balance between focused, playful, and technical that keeps me committed to Jiu-Jitsu, a practice which gives so much back to me in return. Fabio is a gentle teacher who is great to geek out on the details of techniques, while being down-to-earth (and also totally “down to roll”).

Siloh Radovsky,

Purple belt

Assistant coach at Jiu-Jitsu Dynamics (Olympia, WA)

Kurt Cornwell: Owner/Head Instructor MKG Detroit,

“Fabio is that rare type of coach who recognizes both the similarities and differences between beginner and advanced students, and the best ways to help everyone progress together. His emphasis on movement and structure, over flashy technique and hard rolling, sets him apart from many other instructors in the current climate of BJJ. I highly recommend Akagi for anyone interested in investigating BJJ as a system of self protection or martial art. Great instruction, great group.”

Kurt Cornwell

Owner/Head Instructor MKG Detroit,

Professional Mindset & Wellness Coach

Eric Yates

I have known Fabio for 7 years now and approached him at the MKG gym in Minnesota, Minneapolis for training in the grappling arts and groundwork.We hit it off immediately with his brilliant knowledge of the arts and first class teaching skill with a perfect sense of pace and patience.  Since then Fabio made a few trips to Canada to my training facility to teach seminars and give private tuition and he was instantly accepted and applauded by all students for his contribution.The result was a first class experience for all of us with up to date knowledge in Brazilian Jiujitsu, shoot wresting, Kali and related martial arts.  One thing I loved is his enthusiasm for martial arts and his tireless energy teaching and transferring knowledge to all levels of martial artists.I found it to be a very profound experience to be taught by and watch Fabio teach and would recommend his seminars and private classes to anyone interested in starting in the grappling arts and the more experienced martial artists.You wont regret it and you wont forget it.  ericyatesmartialarts.com

Eric Yates Martial Arts Instructor,

Bsc. Nursing, Assoc. Degree Sciences, TESOL.

12 July 2015.