It’s not every day one of the Queen of England’s subjects competes for the eyes of the Sheikhs of Abu Dhabi, and Daniel Agard made the most of it. The blue belt under 73 kg champion now wants to prove the title was no fluke: he’s going for gold at the Jiu-Jitsu Worlds, set for June 3 to 6.
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“Daniel is a student of Felipe Souza at BJJ School UK, an affiliate of my Jiu-Jitsu school in Brazil,” says a joyous José Henrique “Zé Beleza” Leão Teixeira.
“As it happens, in England we have the same Future Champions goodwill project, and Daniel Agard comes from that project. He’s a really dedicated kid, always trains a lot and deserves this win. I’ll show up at the Worlds with him and some others…” promises the Master.
Check out Agard in action in the Abu Dhabi final.