The first time I met Erick, it was on the "light guys only" session. He was a brown belt and he came with Queixinho. We started to have the chance to roll more often both there and at Soul Fighter's competition training. It didn't take us long to become close training partners and nowadays Eric is probably the person I roll the most.
Eric has a very unique guard style with good variations from the Loop Guard. Moreover, he is a natural competitor. He is well familiar with the rules and good with strategy and this makes rolling with him very challenging.
Erick and I both live in Rio, but in areas that are very far apart. Despite of that distance, we have become close friends out of the mat as well.