Meeting Antonio La Salandra
In Italy I had a chance to meet Antonio La Salandra, a 4th degree in black belt in BJJ under Regan Machado, and also a great Kyokushin and SeidoKai Kan Karate black belt and police officer as well instructor of the police academy in Rome, as well the one who trains the Pope security – Swiss Guards.
I had the pleasure to meet Antonio in LA at 87eleven Action and Design, a place where many actors and stuntmen go to train.
Since I was traveling to Italy to do my BJJ training camp in Lignano, I decided to extend my trip for a few more days and go to Rome to visit Antonio and his family. We had some very nice conversations and discussed teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu together. Antonio is an incredibly wise and talented man. Not only is he a BJJ expert, but he is also a kickboxing teacher and policeman trainer. He teaches the Italian Police gun and weapons disarming as well as anti terrorist systems. Antonio also trains the security personnel for the Pope and the Swiss Guard.
I really identify with Antonio and his ideas because I also believe that it is important to learn combatives as a whole, and not just to focus on BJJ. This October, Antonio will be coming to LA and I hope to take him to Sampa to teach a seminar on his combatives system. Meeting Antonio was a very valuable experience and I hope to continue my relationship with him in the future.
In order to strengthen this relationship with Mr. Antonio and his system I decided to schedule a seminar with him in Glendora California, October 17th, 2017 – from 7 pm to 9 pm. Call us for more info 626-335-4971.
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