This past Saturday November 11, 2017 American Top Team St. Petersburg had the pleasure of hosting a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts and Muay Thai seminar taught by two great pioneer mixed martial arts fighters and one of the most dangerous couples in the world from American Top Team Coconut Creek.
Luis “Sapo” Santos’ MMA record of (63-10) and Carina “Barbie” Damm’s MMA record of (23-14) are both Veteran Mix Martial Artist and active competitors.
Carina Damm, a Black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and experienced female MMA fighter, taught the first half of the seminar showing some great no gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu ground techniques for all levels men, women, and children to enjoy, the lower level students learning new movements and the higher belts learning valuable technical details. Everybody had a great time learning and training while gaining martial arts knowledge from one of the first female MMA fighters that paved the way for women’s Mixed Martial Arts.
Luis “Sapo” Santos, a Black Belt in Judo, Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, high level Muay Thai kickboxing practitioner and veteran mixed martial artist, taught the second half of the seminar showing a mix of takedowns, takedown defense, submissions and Muay thai striking. Luis “Sapo” Santos started with some awesome takedown defense then on to takedowns progressing into the ground submissions. After the grappling portion of his teachings Luis “Sapo” Santos went into stand up Muay Thai techniques showing offensive and defensive movements.
At the end of the seminar all the students gathered around to ask the experienced Mixed martial arts couple questions, Luis and Carina were very kind to answer all the students’ questions, some coming from young aspiring fighters, some questions coming from students who were fans of the couple.
All the American Top Team St Pete students had a great time enjoyed the seminar. Again American Top Team St Pete would like to thank Carina Damm and Luis Santos for the great seminar, we are looking forward to their next visit!