An amazing grappler “Soca” has conquered numerous BJJ and submission wrestling competitions including the prestigious ADCC tournament (considered to be the elite grappling trophy), the Pan American BJJ Championship and the “Brasileiro”.
Archive for October, 2010
One of the most controversial fighters in Jiu Jitsu due to his bitter rivalries with former team mate Roberto Godoi and BJJ’s enfant terrible Ryan Gracie, “Macaco” was also one of the first BJJ fighters from Sao Paulo to transition successfully from Grappling to MMA (Mixed Martial Arts).
A true gentleman of the sport, “Toco”, a Carlson Gracie black belt is also the founder of the prestigious “Nova Geracao” team. From his gym in Rio de Janeiro he has produced some of the best grappling talent in the world.
Daniel Azevedo is one of the top jiu jitsu fighters in the Super Pesado weight division. This Cia Paulista fighter is a black belt under Carlos Portugues Vieira and has been challenging the podium for major competitions since 2007.
A respected Jiu Jitsu black belt and arguably the best referee in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (CBJJ/IBJJ). Muzio is also one of the leaders of the Brasa team and a very successful instructor with over 30 black belts under his guidance
An incredible figure in jiu jitsu’s history, master Pinduka was one of the first big stars to have come out of Carlson Gracie’s gym. He was also the original coach of the Gama Filho team and a major figure in Copacabana in the 1980s.