7 Jul 2012
I took the opportunity last night to pop down to London Fight Factory. Michelle Nicolini was teaching a class there so I presented her with the latest copy of Jiu Jitsu Style Magazine (in which she appears). I also got the chance to roll with her and it was a thrilling experience for little old me. Just to see at first hand the way someone of her fantastic ability can execute techniques with such precision and timing is an eye opening experience. I think she tapped me about 8-10 times within the space of five minutes - most of them were from the same set-up (leg drag, take back, bow and arrow) but she popped in a straight ankle locks just to keep my toes, excuse the pun!
Here's a video on Youtube of Michelle in action at this year's IBJJF Worlds.
It's worth nothing that Michelle is the current weight division champion at black belt at the World Pro Jiu Jitsu Championships, the IBJJF World Championships, IBJJF World Nogi Championships, IBJJF European Championships and the absolute champion at the Brazilian Nationals...the list of her achievements goes on. Pretty awesome in my opinion.
Thanks to Luiz, who runs LFF for once again inviting me down and thanks to Michelle for the interview and photoshoot.