I had the opportunity to train with Master De La Riva today for the first time and also with his 4th Degree Blackbelt student Marcello. Both of them are extremely humble and very friendly guys with a great sense of humour. There is even a rumour that they are both Justin Bieber fans but I say nothing at risk of death by strangulation, manipulation and anything else they can come up with.
Fortunately he has great taste in Kimonos!
Today was a great session on half guard with the attention to detail being of the highest level.
He will be teaching the normal classes at Mill hill BJJ tonight, tomorrow lunchtime and maybe tomorrow evening. If you are a non member and wish to go, then show up (mat space willing) and the class will on be £10 for non members! Can you afford not to go.
Looking forward to my early morning daily class with him starting tomorrow as well as the seminars on Saturday & Sunday