BJJ Legend, Ricardo Liborio visits ATT Charleston – Members are FREE!
Thank you to Master Ricardo Liborio, BJJ Legend and founder of American Top Team, for visiting with our students here in Charleston. Professor Malachy Friedman gave an early Christmas present to all his students. The free seminar was spent talking about the life values such as humility, perseverance, a hunger for knowledge and grit that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has given to Liborio and Malachy. The seminar spanned over 3 hours going over techniques ranging from the fundamental ” bow and arrow” choke to the advanced ” Sarge” sweep (a move closely related to the tornado guard developed by one of Carlson Gracie’s students).
The following day The Lab students spent an hour in the “Liboritory”. A class going over concepts and new ideas like once taught at the Carlson Academy and American Top Team Headquarters. This gave students a peak into what training under the legend Ricardo Liborio was like in a daily setting. The Lab, now a weekly class, instills the vision Liborio had to constantly research and innovate the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. One quote remains true in our martial arts journey is “Civilize the mind but make savage the body.”
Master Liborio always encouraging innovation and so was the first person Malachy went to when developing the Darce defense now in DVD format. Before the The Darce Killer DVD came out Friedman and Liborio spent about 3 hours in the morning and 4 hours in the afternoon going over every possible situation they encountered in the fight and Liborio gave my new counter system validation and even a new name. “The Swing” had been baptized and a other branches to the system created. This one move catapulted the Darce Killer.
It is always amazing to show your coach an innovation and have him thrilled about it. Since day one it’s always the same excitement. Look what I can do! He was instrumental in the creation of my DVD The Darce Killer
Master Liborio then worked one on one with our MMA competitors showing the system of ATT ground and pound made famous on the world stage of the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship).
One thing is for sure to quote Master Liborio” Many people can teach you how to fight…not many can teach you how to live being a fighter.” Our academy is lucky to have someone to look up to like him.