by MMAWeekly.com

Piccinini Training Center will host a seminar on Sunday, Feb

Piccinini Training Center will host a seminar on Sunday,
Feb. 24 given by world-class Muay Thai instructor Diogenes Assahida.


Assahida is a Brazilian Muay Thai pioneer responsible for
the striking techniques of UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, who is
regarded by many to be the number one fighter, pound-for-pound, in the world.


He hails from Curitiba, Brazil where he is the head Muay
Thai coach for the Killer Bees team. A 1981 Brazilian Tae Kwon Do National
Champion and 1987 Brazilian Muay Thai National Champion, Assahida recently came
to the United States to train Silva for his upcoming bout with Pride 185-pound
champion Dan Henderson.


“My hope is that Anderson will be able to stop by for awhile
during the seminar, but his schedule is very busy before the fight. We will see
if that happens,” says Assahida.


The seminar will take place this Sunday, Feb. 24, from 3:00
pm to 5:00 pm, at Piccinini Training Center located at 1335 S. Flower St. in
Los Angeles. The seminar will be limited to 40 students and will focus on
high-level Muay Thai. The price will be $30 per attendee. To reserve a spot
call 213-746-9021 during business hours or email at