What do Martial Arts, Ginastica Natural and surf have in common?

Ginastica Natural is a workout created more than 30 years ago by Professor Alvaro Romano. In a nutshell, it’s a blend of martial arts, animal moves, Yoga and Tai Chi.

Professor Alvaro became really famous in Brazil for teaching top-level athletes, and now he is here in the USA spreading the benefits of his unique workout by teaching classes and seminars all over the country.

Lately, he’s started training surfers. John John Florence and Adriano De Sousa were two of the surfers that were training Ginastica Natural before they had won their world titles.

Frankly, I’ve been doing Ginastica Natural throughout my whole Martial Arts career, and I believe it is the best form of workout for any athlete of any sport.

Because San Clemente is a surfing town, I’ve convinced Professor Alvaro to give us a shot. So I brought him in to Guillobel Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu San Clemente to teach our new generation of surfers and get them ready for their tournaments.

martial arts and ginastica

Yadin Nicol and Sensei Guillobel

As a martial artist and a surfer, I strongly believe that Ginastica Natural and martial arts training can extremely improve someone’s surfing skills. Martial arts will teach you confidence and balance, when Ginastica will improve your agility, balance, strength, breathing and much more.

So far, the results of Ginastica Natural training with Prof. Alvaro Romano have been incredible. All of the kids in the program have shown improvement in their surfing career. Some of them have never placed in tournaments before and now they are getting on the podium with results from first to third place.

The Ginastica Natural classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday at Guillobel Martial Arts Academy in San Clemente from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM. For more information, call (619) 841-5220.