Henrique Machado, the leader of Gracie Barra Manaus/Asle, issued the first promotion of his recently renovated team at their Manaus City headquarters. At the ceremony, over 130 athletes from all the team’s branches were promoted.
Among them was Renato Souza, the brother of Strikeforce star Ronaldo Jacaré and one of the happiest on the occasion.
The fighter had taken a break from competition to dedicate time to his studies, but now he finally received his black belt from the hands of Henrique Machado. “I can tell you, this is personally satisfying. Now I’m getting a new start in my journey and will really get started in fighting, in Jiu-Jitsu,” said Renato.
Congratulations to Renato and Sensei Machado’s burly brood.