Henry Akins Lyndhurst Martial Arts Jiu-Jitsu Seminar
Henry Akins NJ Jiu-Jitsu seminar at Lyndhurst Martial Arts Academy Savarese Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tuesday night was a HUGE success with over 50 people in attendance trying to get better at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Akins is a 3rd degree blackbelt under Rickson Gracie, who is widely considered the best living Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. Akins has long been considered one of the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) instructors in the USA. Professor Chris Savarese, a 2nd degree blackbelt and owner and head instructor of Savarese BJJ Academy had this to say “Thank you to Henry Akins for teaching his closed guard concepts in an absolutely mind blowing, phenomenal seminar last night at Savarese BJJ Academy. All advanced basics were the focus. He explained the usages of hands and legs and worked defenses sweeps and subs all off the same 2-3 posture breakdowns. I can personally say that I am a better teacher and practitioner today than I was yesterday. He talked about feeling and not just seeing BJJ techniques including this phrase that I will use in my future teachings “Everything is based on feel, not seeing. If you wait to see, you will always be late” It was an incredible experience and I highly recommend anyone who has never been to a Henry Akins seminar to do so. OSS”. Akins will be doing another seminar Thursday night at Savarese BJJ Academy. If you are interested in attending, contact Professor Savarese at 201 933-5134 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All Academies are welcomed.
Henry Akins is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Rickson Gracie and a former instructor at Rickson’s academy in California. He is often regarded as one of the best black belts produced by the legendary Gracie. Akins’ views on the “fundamentals” of BJJ and his style of coaching are revered by many in the grappling, MMA and BJJ community. Henry Akins is also well known for having a more traditional stance on martial arts, not being a fan of the sport aspect of jiu jitsu, comparing it to Tae Kwon Do, as in to explain a diluted sporting format of the original martial art.In 2004, after a training session at Rickson Gracie’s residence, Rickson awarded the black belt to Henry Akins, who that way became Rickson’s 3rd American black belt. Akins would later be hired as the head instructor at the Rickson Gracie academy, after his instructor moved back to Rio de Janeiro, a position Akins had to abandon in 2008, reportedly due to a severe injury. He would later reappear in the grappling scene as the head coach of Dynamix Martal Arts, a prime MMA academy in Los Angeles, California.