Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Guest Visit: Makoto Ogasawara of Taiwan BJJ
Kowloon BJJ friend Makoto Ogasawara center, choking out enthusiastic child (Anthony)
If Ikuta's great seminar wasn't enough, attending Kowloon BJJ members were also treated to a master class with none other than 2008 Mundial's Masters Brown-belt Champion, Makoto Ogasawara. The 'funniest man in SEABJJ circles, and quite possibly the world, for that matter' graced our humble gym with his inspiring and uplifting class on Monday. If anyone can mix great technique, instruction, and a good time, Oga-san can!
In addition to his Mundial win in Brazil, Oga-san, as his friends call him, also placed second in the leve brown-belt category in the IBJJF Asian Championships in November of 2008. And he most recently cleaned house at the FBT Thailand Open this September, taking home the Most Technical Fighter Award for the gi division as well! But winning and placing in high level international competitions isn't the only thing Oga is good at, he's also a talented, patient, and extremely entertaining instructor.
If you are interested in training under Makoto Ogasawara, he can currently be found teaching and training with our good friends at Taiwan BJJ (taiwanbjj.org.en), an awesome gym with awesome members.
Thank you from all of us here at Kowloon BJJ for a great class, Oga-san, and please come back soon!