Rafael Mendes: Movement For Better Jiu-Jitsu

“ONE THING THAT I FEEL LIKE HAS GIVEN ME THE ABILITY TO BE MORE CREATIVE AND INNOVATIVE WITH MY JIU JITSU IS THE WAY MY BODY IS ABLE TO MOVE FREELY.

THIS ALLOWS ME TO LOOK AT CERTAIN POSITIONS WITH AN OPEN-MIND AND RETHINK HOW TO APPROACH CERTAIN SITUATIONS. MY BROTHER AND I OFTEN WORK ON MOBILITY DRILLS IN THE ACADEMY FROM BOTH THE BOTTOM AND THE TOP TO GIVE OUR STUDENTS THE SAME ABILITY TO APPROACH TECHNIQUES AND SITUATIONS WITH AN OPEN-MIND.” – PROFESSOR RAFAEL MENDES