On Sunday November 24, in Belgrade, Serbia a humanitarian seminar for the victims of typhoon Haiyan was held. This seminar was attended by members of the Serbian BJJ/grappling community from all the different academies. A total of 95 People came from all over Serbia and some all the way from Romania and Macedonia.
The seminar started with a welcome speech and a quick warmup.
Rio Grappling club Serbia’s black belt Nenad Latincic started off the proceedings by showing some variations and set ups for the kata gatame (head and arm choke or arm triangle).
Next up up was Mateja Valjarevic from Lutador -Alliance who showed a sequence of guard openings, pass and submission from mount.
Luta Livre black belt, Danir “dado” Mihajlovic then showed some nice guillotine set ups.
Aleksandar Rajacic showed some effective sweeps from his famous butterfly guard.
Guillaume” Gile” Huni showed some details to finishing the omoplata with either a shoulder lock or a choke.
After the seminar a improvised rolling session (open mat) was organised where all rolled for a good hour in a good and friendly atmosphere.
At the end of the day, the community raised 475 euros and sent a donation by paypal to United Nations food program. This donation will help provide emergency food assistance to families and children afflicted by typhoon ‘Haiyan’ in the Philippines. This shows that the Serbian BJJ/grappling community is united and strong.