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Henry Matamoros
Henry Matamoros

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Last Name: Clark
Nickname: "Spock"
City: Santa Barbara
State: California
Country: USA
School: Gracie Barra Santa Barbara
805 8452272

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1. Submitted by Juan Pablo Garcia on Thursday July 25, 2013 11:07 AM
Professor Rodrigo have Over 20 years of experience in the sport is a very kind and humble person, he likes to teach and make sure that everyones is taking care and getting the techniques. I Enjoy very much his classes and his friendship. Defenily im Learning a lot from him. JP

2. Submitted by Ighor Tavares on Thursday February 20, 2014 1:58 PM
Professor Rodrigo has an amazing talent to teach Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He shows and explains positions in a way that you understand why you're doing what you're doing and in that way everything sticks in your mind. His long journey in BJJ that involved him training and competing alongside the sport's best has given him such great grasp at the sport. Professor Rodrigo has the great ability to have a great answer to all positions that you may find yourself on the mats. Great instruction at a very well organized and welcoming Academy. I feel very lucky and blessed to have him as my Professor.

3. Submitted by Jeffrey I. Shulze on Thursday February 20, 2014 2:12 PM
Rodrigo is a great instructor, friend, and training partner. He has a wealth of knowledge in Judo which is a rarity in jiu jitsu schools. While emphasizing the basics in the fundamentals he also addresses the new "fancy" moves in advanced like tornado guard, inside de la riva, and berimbolo. Off the mats he can hold a conversation and seems really interested in the students life. It really shows that he not just business but also about making it a family. Finally, the training I have had with him is top notch. He doesn't run the school like a shark tank, every one is welcome, but at the same time he gives the guys that are interested in competition extra work! I think he truely found the balance to running a great school - train with him if you get a chance!

4. Submitted by Seth Long on Thursday February 20, 2014 2:53 PM
I could write pages and pages about what an amazing instructor Professor Rodrigo is and his incredible talent and vast knowledge of the sport, but that would just be scratching the surface of who he really is. Beyond his knowledge of BJJ, he is a great person who truly cares about the success and wellbeing of his students. That's a quality that separates the good instructors from the great ones and what sets him far above the rest.

5. Submitted by Levi L. Rowe on Thursday February 20, 2014 3:04 PM
To say Rodrigo Clark is a great instructor would be a tremendous understatement. From the moment I met this man, he has shown me kindness, generosity, understanding, mentoring and a vast amount of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu knowledge. He teaches every aspect of Jiu Jitsu, basics, advanced, competition strategy, fancy jiu jitsu, self defense jiu jitsu. And one thing that makes Rodrigo Clark stand out even more as a great instructor is his knowledge of Judo and boxing. He is truly able to run the perfect martial arts school. Everyone is welcome and everyone is like family to each other. There are people from all walks of life and when we're on the mats we all friends and family, working on getting better each day. I've trained with 4 different instructors in my time. He is by far the best instructor and best person I have met

6. Submitted by Kenny Markwardt on Thursday February 20, 2014 4:17 PM
As other's have mentioned, Rodrigo runs his school like a family. I started training with him when he only had a handful of students. When I moved away, his academy had multiplied many times over. Yet, his attitude and obvious love for his students never changed. He has a genuine desire for everyone under his roof to grow as athletes and people. In a time where you can throw a rock and hit a handful of academies, it's vital to recognize the good from the bad. Rodrigo is definitely one of the great.

7. Submitted by David Sandoval on Friday February 21, 2014 11:30 AM
Rodrigo has a great school full of amazing students, and that reflects his passion for teaching jiujitsu. The classes are very well organized with top notch instruction. You wont find a better place to learn jiujitsu.

8. Submitted by Craig Allen on Monday March 3, 2014 11:23 AM
My experience with Professor Clark has been 100% positive. In every aspect of Jiu-Jitsu, and all personal interactions, he has been a great source of inspiration for me. Life is challenging. Jiu-Jitsu provides a firm foundation of life principles, expertly taught by Professor Clark, that helps students navigate the mats and life in general. He is truly the source, both for Jiu-Jitsu knowledge, and for inspiration.

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