We had an amazing kids class last monday at Gracie Jiu Jitsu Carlsbad. The students from both the Gracie Carlsbad and Gracie San Marcos lined up for class with anticipation for our surprise visit from master Royler Gracie. With few words being said the warm up began. Royler lead the conga line of Gracie Jiu Jitsu kids around the mat. The diameter of all the kids could hardly be held by the edges of the mat. The line zig zagged around in every which way being lead by Royler Gracie’s loud and excited voice. The sound echoed around the gym and demanded the attention of every child. With such a large class and being in full control it was obvious that this was not his first time to the rodeo.
Royler Gracie did not teach anything fancy. He didn’t show up and teach the newest and coolest move. He took what would seem like an ordinary class and made it exciting and fun. He taught the Gracie Carlsbad and Gracie San Marcos kids what they would be learning in any other class. What was so great about this class was how involved he was with the kids. He had the layout structured so each kid had their moment with him. Every child had a chance to personally show off their best self defense technique to Royler with his full attention. The kids work hard all the time but I watched them take it up a notch as an attempt to impress such a Jiu Jitsu legend.
I was very proud to see our kids interact with Royler Gracie. The Gracie Jiu Jitsu Carlsbad and Gracie Jiu Jitsu San Marcos kids program is being taught by three of the best Jiu Jitsu black belt instructors North County San Diego has to offer. To have a Jiu Jitsu Coral Belt come to teach the kids class was a huge honor for us and a amazing opportunity for our kids.
If you missed your chance to meet Royler Gracie, don’t worry. There will be some classes held at the San Marcos location in the near future.
Thanks again to Master Royler Gracie for contributing to the growth of our kids!