314696_10151370329511955_1786583851_nI recently moved to Tampa from Connecticut, specifically to train at Gracie Tampa and learn from Rob Kahn and his amazing staff and students. I met Bamboo just a couple of short weeks after moving down. He invited me to Gracie Tampa West to train and I jumped at the chance because I had heard so much about him, the experience far exceeded my expectations. In just a few short training sessions, Bamboo helped me fix some key parts of my game. Bamboo not only spent time showing me techniques, but he also spent a large amount of time talking with me about the strategy and even helping me understand the greater epistemology of jiu jitsu. His students’ success in both MMA and jiu jitsu competition are the obvious result of his deep understanding of the art. -Sonny Parlin, Purple Belt.