On August 25th, Professor Samir Chantre came to CTA Hillsboro for an amazing seminar. This was his second time to Oregon and he did not disappoint. The seminar was packed with participants from four of the nearby CTBJJA affiliates: CTA PDXBJJ, East West Martial Arts, CTA Oregon Coast and CTA Hillsboro. Professor Samir picked up exactly where he left off from his last visit to Oregon and advanced into his unique spider guard game.
He started off the seminar discussing the conceptual aspects of the spider guard and why it was such a huge part of his game throughout his career. We worked specific sweeps and finishes from the leg lasso spider guard position. Samir addressed each participants question with attentive detail and encouraged the development of the spider guard not as a set position but a position with many variations/options. The seminar ended with promotions of Glenwood McGeorge (CTA-PDXBJJ) and Alex Joling (CTA-Oregon Coast) to the rank of blue belt!
Professor Samir always brings his best when he comes to visit the CTA affiliates in the Pacific Northwest and we can’t wait until he comes back again! Be sure to like our Facebook page to keep up with the latest news/announcements on upcoming seminars and classes.