Marcus “Kiko” Cacella has some MMA fights under his belt and has been representing Nova Geração team for years. In the United States, Kiko sticks to his roots, teaching at Carlson Gracie Coral Gables, where he also teaches class to police officers around the area.
“There’s high demand for Jiu-Jitsu here due to its efficiency as self-defense. For the police, specifically, it’s seen as a way to subdue a suspect without using weapons or greater violence, just by immobilizing them,” comments the black belt.
Around those parts, Kiko also conquered a medal and belt at Grapplers Quest in Florida.
“The event was really cool and I had some good matches. Now I plan to participate in IBJJF events, where the most respected competitors around are. My other plan is to open a gym and become a GMA. Folks here are always tuned in to GRACIEMAG!” he says in closing.