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Marcos Tinoco, also known as Marcos Silva or “Lekinho”, is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Marcelo Garcia, who trained extensively with Juarez Soares in Brazil. Tinoco belongs to a first generation of black belt competitors developed by the legendary Garcia, a team that caused waves in the sport of jiu jitsu at brown belt. Find here more about Marcos Tinoco, his roots and his grappling career.
Why Do We Call The BJJ Uniform a Gi and Not a Kimono? This is a common question, often asked by newcomers. The name derives from the Japanese roots of the martial art, especially the names applied by the judoka. Here are is a quick insight to the Brazilian jiu jitsu uniform names.