Today we’d like to introduce you to Sean Patrick Flannery & Rodrigo Antunes.
Sean Patrick Flannery &, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
Sean – I started training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu when Rickson threw me a GI… and I never looked back. I quickly found that only BJJ held the magic that we, as kids, were led to believe existed in all the martial arts… and I had looked, rather futilely, in most all of them.
Rodrigo – As a kid, I went to boy’s only school for elementary and middle school. To “survive”, you need to have these 3 skills – play soccer, good grades and know who to defend yourself. Growing up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the capital of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and being a close friend to some of the Gracies, it was naturally that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu was the martial art to learn. Actually, I was first introduced to Judo at 4 yrs. old and took my first BJJ class at a Gracie school at 8 yrs. old. I started helping out at kids classes when I was around 15-16 years old and ended up having my first school when I was 25-26 years old.
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