Daily Archives: March 24, 2014

Otavio Sousa Let Go from Gracie Barra Irvine and Other News

So, as I’m sure most of you heard over the weekend, Otavio Sousa posted on his facebook account that he is no longer employed as a teacher for Gracie Barra Irvine.

It sucks to be let go from any job, so I definitely feel for the guy, but also keep in mind there are always 3 sides to a story- your side, my side and then the truth, which I have found more often than not involves a mash up of the two sides and additional facts that come into play. Right now we are only hearing Sousa’s side: whether or not we hear anything from his (former) employers, only time will tell.

Any other news I missed over the weekend? I feel like that was the big story over the past 48 hours or so. Oh! Janni Larsson, a female black belt from Sweden, just recently won the Swedish Martial Artist Role Model of the Year! I had the pleasure of meeting Janni during the last Pans: she is an absolute sweetheart and I’m so happy for her!

I think that’s it for now-any other stories anyone else knows about?  Let me know, otherwise have a great day everyone!


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