Dear BJJ globetrotters,
this summer brought me back to my homeland and my family, but of course I also kept training BJJ!
I had the chance this time to know better my amazing neighbors who initiated me to BJJ almost 3 years ago. I traveled around Sicily with them, following Marco in his photo-shooting walks for Panasonic and also trained at the most absurd hours with Dario on his Roof-tatami with the amazing view of the Messina Strait and the moonlight.
I couldn't be more curious to meet their teammates at their site in Giardini Naxos, the only Globetrotter academy in Sicily so far.
Tribe Jiu Jitsu can be found all over Italy, awarding this year the first place as a team in the national competition. In Sicily the team is headed by professor Rodelli in Catania, followed by Messina City Center and Giardini Naxos, which are both leaded by coach Salvo Romeo.
The academy we trained is located in a very beautiful spot, close to the seaside and in a multi functional center:
Centro Didattico Mediterraneo
Via Vittorio Emanuele
206 98035 Giardini Naxos – ME
BJJ: tuesday and thursday 5pm to 6.30pm
I introduced myself to the group and I already felt how much these guys are happy together. The atmosphere was amazing and everybody was friendly, smiley and helpful.
We started training with coach Salvo Romeo, purple belt and head of the TRIBE JIU JITSU Messina & Giardini Naxos and, at the end, the newly promoted professor Rodelli arrived and joined us for the sparring.
I also participated to the whipping for the new belts received! The mat is colored of many deserved blue belts now!
I can confirm the level of the guys there, most of them are competitors who did very well at the last Italian competitions!
The sparring was great and we were all with the smile on our faces, no ego, rolling fast, but safe and just enjoying it and having fun!
There was no space for bragging, no space for patronizers, there was just Jiu Jitsu.
I loved it and I can just hope the best for these guys and recommend their academy for your list of Sicilian BJJ training, you won't regret it!
Of course for you guys of the TRIBE team, we can't wait to see you competing in Ireland too and visiting us in Dublin!
Thank you again to each one of you, to professor Rodelli and coach Salvo Romeo for the class, sparring, laughs and details!
We do like to travel and train. After a trip around Europe, we couldn't stop doing it. Unfortunately, time is not always there. We try to update this globetrotting blog as much as we can !