In life, you’re always learning from someone who’s come before you. In that same respect, you often find yourself teaching someone else where you’ve been. I like to think about it like this. You have two hands, one for pulling yourself upward and another to help your fellow man climb with you. As a professor over me, Kevin is on another level. His knowledge of the intricacies of the game are down to the minutiae. Turn your wrist like this, put your weight here, drop your hip next to your opponent. For Kevin, he has André.
This past week, André visited the academy to promote Kevin to 2nd degree black belt. Not only is this an amazing accomplishment, but it provided for André to teach a sweep to the class. I didn’t count but I estimate that over 60 people were on the mats at one time. The night ended with some of our guys and gals rolling with André to see how they stack up against a world champion BJJ player.