Some of you may have read that my first BJJ Teacher was a Purple Belt who was training out of Rickson's school in LA.
His room-mate and training partner at the time was Henry Akins who went onto to become a Rickson Black Belt (one of only 3 Americans).
Todd Fox my first teacher had always told me that one of the only people who really understands how to teach Rickson's style and fundamentals was Henry.

Here is an interview with Henry that is very interesting,especially in light of the recent discussions regarding the Ryan Hall interview,Relson's podcast and Rorian's Gracie Combative program.

http://www.onthemat.com/articles/A_C...1_25_2009.html