Days from the fifth edition of the WPJJC professional event in Abu Dhabi, the elite of Jiu-Jitsu black belts are heading the UAE.
One of the promises of the championship to be held on April 13 and 14 is Renato Cardoso, medium heavyweight from CheckMat.
Rodrigo Cavaca’s student comes from a loss to Andre Galvao in the Pan, by submission, but full of desire to shine in the up to 82kg category.
“I spent one week unwilling to train. But after that moment, I felt a much greater willingness to return to training so I can win the next fight. Next time, I know I need to be more careful with the start of the fight, always trying to be ahead on the scorecards so I don’t need to expose myself”, says Renato. “In brown belt, I started losing some fights but I was able to turn the score around and submit, which is much harder to do in the black belt, where there are fewer errors.”
Before facing tough guys in the Emirates, like Claudio Calasans, Guto Campos and Victor Estima, Renato decided to teach GRACIEMAG readers one of his secrets, the straight footlock. Learn to submit, starting from 50/50 guard.