Led by brothers Rafael and Guilherme Mendes, Art of Jiu-Jitsu (AOJ) conquered great results in the juvenile division. Last weekend, when the Dallas Open Jiu-Jitsu took place, AOJ athletes Tainan Dalpra, Sophia Flores and Liam Moss won double gold.
“2014 was my last year competing; since then I have been focusing 100% on AOJ and the competition team, and every competition that I bring my students to I see the work paying off. As a professor I learn a lot from every challenge they face and it has improved my Jiu-Jitsu a lot. Today we came with a small group of students and they all did really well. My student Rick Slomba won the black belt featherweight, Mason Monsevais won brown belt featherweight, and the 3 juveniles that I brought to this competition won double gold with amazing performances”, celebrated Gui Mendes
“Tainan Dalpra is 15 years old and fought up in division winning weight and open class, Sophia Flores won division and open class and Liam Moss also won his division and the open class; all three are Pan Ams & world champions and help me in the kids’ classes in the academy; write down these names because you guys will hear them a lot in the future. We have been doing the same style of training that me and Rafa did when we were blue belts and it’s working really well,” saidthe four-time world champion to Graciemag.com.