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  • Henry Akins started training Jiu-Jitsu with the Legendary Rickson Gracie in 1995.

  • Recieved his blue belt in 6 months – Fastest to achieve that under Rickson

  • Recieved his purple a year and a half later (2 years total) – the fastest to achieve that under Rickson.

  • Began teaching at Rickson Gracie Acadamy in 2000

  • Recieved his blackbelt and became head instructor of Rickson Gracie acadamy in 2000


Write ups on Henry’s teaching

The Art and Science of Invisible Jiu-Jitsu | On the Mat …

 After over 15 years of Jiu-Jitsu and over seven as a black belt, it’s a great feeling to not only love the art, but to  fall in love with it art all over again.
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My experience at the Henry Akins seminar (at Sion BJJ), …

  I just got home from Day 2 of the seminar that Henry Akins taught outside of Philadelphia, PA this weekend. If you don’t know who Henry is, look him up …
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Training With Henry Akins In Southern Pennsylvania | On …

 I headed five hours south to southern Pennsylvania last weekend for some seminars and private classes with Henry Akins.  Henry is a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu blac…
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Georgette’s Jiu Jitsu World: What makes Henry Akins’ sem…

Last Saturday was the hands-down best seminar I’ve ever taken.  The seminar was so good, I had to sign up for a private lesson before the thing was even over.&nbs…
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Since 2000 Henry has dedicated his life to teaching and passing on the techniques, concepts principles and philosophy of Rickson Gracies Jiu-Jitsu.  Labeled the “Jiu-Jitsu Super Computer” and “Best kept secret on the west coast” Henry has spent more time training with Rickson than almost anyone.

One of the intimate few that particpated in Ricksons Vale Tudo training camps.  This experience clearly shines through in Henry’s teaching, understanding and expression of Jiu-Jitsu as the most effective combat art in the world.

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