In the days to follow, our team will do a series of visits to the training camps of all the major teams to compete at the 2013 Worlds.
The first stop was at the Checkmat camp, in Huntington Beach, California.
Reporter Ivan Trindade talked to Marcus Buchecha, Lucas Leite and João de Assis.
Watch the video a see how the current black belt absolute champion is preparing to defend his crown.
If you want to compete alongside Buchecha, Lucas and all the other stars, register now at ibjjf.com.