Gracie Humaitá has dominated the International Masters and Seniors in recent years, but, at last year’s installment, it was overcome by Gracie Barra. Team leader Royler Gracie guarantees the team is in good stead to make it back to the top of the winners’s podium.
“The team has gone through a revamping with Rolker in Brazil and with a good crew here in the United States. We’re going in strong and the team has what it takes to make it. Last year we ended up losing, but, this time, we’re better organized. That’s the idea right now,” Royler tells GRACIEMAG.com, going on to leak the names of some of those to be in the front lines.
“Saulo (Ribeiro) will compete in the absolute division, as will Rodrigo from Canada, who’s a strong candidate to win. Wellington Megaton is another who’s been doing well and we have a ton of guys to score points. We have a great team and we’re all going in together,” says the black belt, who reveals what he’s been up to lately.
“We have a number of associate academies outside Brazil and this one in San Diego run by Regis Lebre and Johnny Farias. Aside from that, I’m doing a lot of seminars, traveling the whole world. Recently I was in Canada and I’m going to Australia the second week of August. It’s been great,” he says in closing.
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