BJJ Seminar Tour:
Sixth stop over at Belgium’s BJJ Yaware and Academy of MMA
The next halt in our Europe tour was Belgium, a country famous for its medieval towns. Located in the Flemish region of Belgium, is a small municipality of Brakel. This is where my friend, also a student of mine, resides.
Let’s acquaint ourselves with Evert Deweer and the Yaware Academy
Evert Deweer has played a prominent role in developing the martial arts streak in this part of Belgium. Evert is the Head Instructor at the BJJ Yaware and Academy of MMA. An IBJJF certified black belt, Evert is also appointed as a qualified martial arts instructor at the Flemish Trainer School.
Evert along with his team members has set up this flourishing academy. With the experience of over 20 years, they offer martial arts training and now around ten years offering BJJ to men and women of all ages. Evert emphasizes the need for a safe and educationally sound learning.
Evert and the Yaware Academy have gone ahead and organized many international tournaments. Belgium National Pro Jiu Jitsu championship held in Abu Dhabi being one of them. This championship is a part of the UAE JIU-JITSU FEDERATION.
At Evert’s institute we produced some amazing BJJ instructors. This included two young and dynamic men, Miguel Vallee and Wesley Muddy. Both of them accomplished black belt holders. They are also official BJJ trainers and referees.
The Techniques we worked on at Evert’s place
Half Guard Bottom Control, Half Guard sweeps, Half guard reversals, Back Takes from Half Guard and a few submissions from half guard bottom, all techniques mastered by Prof. Roberto Gordo Correa and later passed on to Prof. Renato Migliaccio that eventually brought it to Belgium. A very cool lineage.
Together we polish these techniques and gave a finishing touch to the moves of these trainers.
As the session came to an end, we held black belt examination for one of the trainers. In this assessment, an old time student by the name Marc Vanslembrouck was a Black Belt receiver. An enthusiastic supporter of the school, Marc is also a top coach of BJJ for youth in the institute.
We had a great time imparting our knowledge to this vibrant group of men and women. To watch these students take the art of Jiu Jitsu on a world platform gives us an immense satisfaction. We leave Belgium with a resolve to come back soon and build more bonds through the art of Jiu Jitsu and the Sampa BJJ style of teaching.
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