Henry Akins is the third American to receive a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt from legendary fighter Rickson Gracie. Akins trained under Rickson Gracie for 15 years. Akins became the head instructor or “Professor” at the Rickson Gracie Academy from 2005 to 2008 before resigning due to a back injury.
Akins has recently released an instructional website called Hidden Jiu-Jitsu where for the first time ever, he reveals the secret details that nobody outside of the Gracie family has been taught.
Inflexible? Unflexible? Non-Flexible? Whatever you call it… In this video we talk about some ways that you can still excel in Jiu-Jitsu even if you are NOT flexible.
To help us out, our Dr Jits is well known Rickson Gracie Black Belt Henry Akins. Known on the jiu-jitsu seminar circuit as the guy who blows minds everywhere he goes, he’s the perfect guy to help us with the flexibility dilemma.
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Henry Akins offers excellent advice on how to develop an effective open guard when you are non-flexible.