It may not look it, but this is the future of BJJ in Moldova. Pictured here in 2006 is Sandu Birlea, one of Robert's first and most-dedicated BJJ students. Sandu graduated high school and went on to study at the military academy in Bucharest, Romania, where he continues to practice BJJ as a blue belt. He's an extremely hard-worker and talented BJJ fighter and has pretty consistently placed in all the tournaments he's entered here in Romania.
Sandu is also the main organizer of the Burlacu TriDuals and the Moldova Cup.