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How can Fernando Tererê, again in deep waters, be saved this time?
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Unfortunately, it isn’t an April Fools gag, and it wouldn’t be funny even if it was. The owner of one of the most striking smiles in all of Jiu-Jitsu, the star from Cantagalo favela Fernando Tererê had a relapse and is right back in a drug addiction-induced depression, a battle that looked to be won…

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3 reasons Bernardo trusts he’ll beat Rodolfo
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Settled in at a table at Bibi Sucos juice bar in Rio de Janeiro, his T-shirt slung over his shoulder, Bernardo savors a cup of açaí in the company of  Alliance training partners Luiz Gustavo and Elan Santiago. Having just stepped out of the barber shop next door, it dawns on the GRACIEMAG.com reporter that he’s…

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The athletes and masters at Alliance carry on strong in the routine of holding seminars at all four corners of the planet. While Fernando Tererê pushes ahead in his seminar tour across Europe, dynamic duo Luanna Alzuguir and Gabrielle Garcia continue their wandering around New York. Fabio Gurgel’s girls will hold a seminar at Marcelo…

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It was 9pm on Wednesday and training at Alliance Leblon, in Rio de Janeiro, was packed with outsiders from the state of Minas Gerais, competitors in the final stages of training for the Brazilian Nationals, which continues this Saturday and ends on Sunday. But the center of attention was that old Alexandre “Gigi” Paiva student…

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Now the first weekend of the Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2010 is over, it’s time for the purple belts to take a break, right? Not if you’re the absolute champion with two children to feed, like Rodrigo “Akillis” (or is it “Aquiles”?) da Conceição, from the Cantagalo favela. Now the hurry is to get a…

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When a voice sounded over the Nextel radio of Professor Elan Santiago (Alliance), he couldn’t believe what who it was. – Hey, man! How’re you doing? So Elan answered. It was the lively voice of the old Fernando Tererê, the Jiu-Jitsu champion who has been hospitalized in a rehabilitation clinic in Sorocaba, Sao Paulo state,…

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At four in the morning this Wednesday, Jiu-Jitsu sensation Fernando Tererê finally left the Cantagalo favela and was checked in at a highly-regarded clinic in Sorocaba, São Paulo, to begin treatment for depression. Relieved about the champion’s chances for recovery, the family now needs more financial resources (around 10 thousand reais), to keep the fighter…

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