They haven’t yet taken to the mats, but they were present on the first day of the 2010 Jiu-Jitsu World Championship.
Dedicated teacher, faithful teammates or just Jiu-Jitsu-starved practitioners who can’t go a day without the gentle art, the black belts marked their presence at the Long Beach pyramid.
The GRACIEMAG at the Worlds Blog didn’t miss the chance to put four of these stars to work.
Middleweight Marcelo Garcia, lightweight Gilbert “Durinho” Burns, roosterweight Bruno Malfacine and ultraheavyweight Rodigo Cavaca spoke to our camera of what they expect in Saturday’s dispute.
Click here to check out four exclusive videos in Portuguese.