Anytime you can learn technique from the master, or anyone affiliated with the master, it's a huge plus.
Students at Garfield BJJ in Arnold got to do just that recently when they received instruction from Ryron Gracie, a member of the legendary Gracie family that is known by all those involved in mixed martial arts as the originators of the sport.
A video was recently shared by the gym in a recent e-mail blast. In the video Gracie offers tips on how to attack from behind an opponent, going beyond the usual approach of trying to lock in a rear-naked choke or trying some ground and pound. One of the great things about Brazilian jiu-jitsu is that offers so many different opportunities to take advantage of your opponent from virtually anywhere.
Other members of the Gracie family have been guest instructors at other Maryland MMA gyms, which can only help the sport's growth here in the state to receive assistance from the First Family of MMA.