Recently went to seminar with Giva at UFC fighter Jeff Hougland's Academy (Combat Sports and Fitness). It was great, There were 12 Black Belts present, which was great! Giva did a great job of explaining philosophies of BJJ and rolling in context of art, competition and MMA. He showed some great stuff from Spider Guard, two submissions and three sweeps along with a great warmup drill for that guard. And of course he took a few moments to explain certain ideas and theories he has in regards to the armbar which will change my percentage of finishing this submission. Was pretty awe inspiring watching how fluidly he would flow into an armbar position after each different sweep. Also took the time to show how to "manufacture" points off a sweep if you are down late in a match. I highly recommend any seminar with Giva involved.