I began my training at Miloki Flow in 2013; 38 years old, 60# overweight, unathletic, struggling with severe sleep apnea, and battling bladder cancer. I am NOT suggesting that Jiu Jitsu cured my cancer (my doctor took care of that), but I AM convinced that the weight loss, energy increase, mental discipline, healthy eating, and positivity I encountered provided me with the tools and strength to overcome any physical obstacle. My cancer and sleep apnea are gone, and I am now in the best shape of my life!
I believe so strongly in the benefits of Jiu Jitsu that both of my children and my brother are now training at Miloki Flow and LOVING IT, and I am even in the process of becoming an instructor myself!
Miloki Flow Jiu Jitsu WORKS!!! With a primary focus on real-world self-defense, we are NOT a competition-oriented school. However, I was one of two Miloki Flow students who won gold in our divisions at a recent submission-only tournament using only the concepts and techniques we learned in class (it was the first time competing for both of us).
Alberto is too humble to speak much about it, but he holds one of the very few Black Belts awarded by Rorion Gracie (oldest son of Helio Gracie – founder of Gracie Jiu Jitsu). Earning a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu typically requires 10-12 years of daily training, so this is no small achievement and reflects as much about character as it does about skill. He served as an instructor at the Gracie Academy, and is one of only 3 black belt level instructors in our area. His ever-patient approach to teaching enables him to convey complex ideas in a way that is understandable to everyone – from an easily-distracted 5 year old child to a middle-aged adult with no martial arts experience.
I owe Alberto a great deal, and am proud to have him as an instructor, a mentor, and a friend.