Preaching What He Practices: Aoki starts teaching at IMPACT
03/21/2007

IMPACT, the official gym of the Japanese DEEP promotion, opened its doors to the media this past Friday, March 16th, as PRIDE FC fighter Shinya Aoki ran its first MMA class.

 

 

Aoki, who is expected to enter the PRIDE 2007 Lightweight Grand Prix tournament later this year, warmed his class up with some running, stretching, and mat drills. Later, Aoki went over submission techniques, demonstrating several ways of baiting opponents into a triangle choke, followed by a five-minute round of sparring.

Aoki will be teaching the 90-minute MMA class twice per month, every other Friday.