After 9 years Master Royler Gracie Returned to the uk to conduct a seminar for his only European Black Belt Professor Eddie Kone, the 5th son of Grandmaster Helio Gracie did not fail to impress the students at the Eddie Kone Academy of jiu-jitsu.
With over 50 students in attendance and another 40 on a waiting list the seminar sold out within 2 days.
Master Royler gracie taught a Master class teaching the students the elements of Gracie jiu-jitsu with the focus completely on self defence, he also shared some amazing stories of his childhood,his father ,the gracie philosophy and his everyday life.
The Eddie Kone Academy of Jiu-Jitsu prides itself with being a traditional Gracie Jiu-Jitsu academy which focuses prodomenently on the original fight philosophy of Grandmaster Helio Gracie.
At the end of the seminar Master Royler gracie promoted professor Eddie Kone to the rank of 2nd degree black belt. Professor Eddie Kone has been a black belt since 2008 and continues to teach in accordance with the philosophy & methods of the gracie family since the academy was founded here in the uk in 2008.
Everyone at the academy look forward to seeing Master Royler Gracie back here again soon.
Below are some pics from the day courtesy of Mark Blundle.