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Helio Soneca Seminar and NSBJJ Grading

Helio Soneca Seminar and NSBJJ Grading
Helio Soneca Seminar and NSBJJ Grading

 

Helio Soneca Seminar and NSBJJ Grading

On the 16th March 2024, New School BJJ held it’s annual grading and what an amazing event it turned out to be!

New School BJJ is affiliated to the Helio Soneca Team, so it was an honour to be able to host the ‘Legend’ himself, Helio ‘Soneca’ Moreira.

The event kicked off with Soneca leading the kids seminar, where he lined them up into groups, to perform a sequence of techniques that eventually lead into an arm bar from closed guard and the scissor sweep. The kids enjoyed performing the techniques against the assistant instructors, whilst Soneca entertained all, both kids and parents, with his comedic manners. The kids were then lined up in grade order and it was great to see the huge smiles on their faces, as they were called out to receive either stripes or a new belt. It was also very uplifting to see the huge amount of pride in the parents faces, as they watched their kids being graded. As a parent, we all want to have those moments where we feel proud of our children’s achievements – in education, sport etc. We understand and appreciate the level of support that the parents bring to our school. So, it’s an honour for our grading ceremonies to add to these moments and we hope that everyone of our parents left feeling immensely proud of their child/children.

This was then followed by the Adults seminar and grading. In attendance were members from all the different New School BJJ clubs and affiliates. So, it was amazing to see a packed out dojo, full of people eager to learn from a BJJ Coral belt. After asking everyone to pair up, Soneca taught a sequence of techniques that lead into a scissor sweep from the spider guard. Due to the level of detail that Soneca pays attention to, the session became a real eye-opening learning experience for all, regardless of the level. As expected, in-between the teaching and practising, Soneca brought his unique humour and comedic style into the seminar, ensuring that everyone had a fantastic and enjoyable time.

Finally, it was time for the Adult grading portion of the event, and it was great to see so many members level up in their belt grades, from all the New School BJJ branches!!! In addition, it was fantastic to see Soneca award three members their hard-earned Black belts. Congratulations to all those who levelled up in grade!!!

Overall, this was a very well attended event, enjoyed by all and we look forward to the next one!!!

Thank you Soneca!!!