I just got home from Day 2 of the seminar that Henry Akins taught outside of Philadelphia, PA this weekend. If you don't know who Henry is, look him up on the web. There are some good interviews that he's done for various podcasts and websites. In short, he is a Black belt under Rickson Gracie who spent 15 years learning from the legendary fighter. Former head instructor of Rickson's academy in California, Henry now has his own academy with high level Coaches Antony Hardonk and Vladmir Matyushenko called Dynamix MMA in Santa Monica, CA.
I headed five hours south to southern Pennsylvania last weekend for some seminars and private classes with Henry Akins. Henry is a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu black belt under the legendary Rickson Gracie, who is widely regarded the best practitioner the art has produced. This was Henry's first seminar appearance on the east coast.
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tell you have trained all over the world with many different great black belts and I have watched BJJ change a lot in the last 17 years. But it wasn't till I started taking a few privates from Henry Akins did a see a whole new JiuJitsu I had never felt before.