Current roosterweight Jiu-Jitsu world champion black belt Caio Terra confirmed his presence at the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo this year, November 9-10 in Long Beach, California. The Jiu-Jitsu professor living in San Jose, CA will participate in one of the great superfight matches organized by Renzo Gracie, but it is still unknown whether it will be with or without the gi – it depends on the choice of the opponent.
To do well at the Expo, Caio chose not to fight the ADCC in Beijing in mid-October. He explained his choice to GRACIEMAG:
“It was an honor to be invited by both ADCC (for category up to 66kg) and the Expo. This would be my first time in ADCC but I had to decline because of the match at the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo. It would not be possible to fulfill all my calendar events, conduct various seminars that have already been scheduled and still train for two tournaments,” said Caio, who has a full schedule of seminars until the end of December.
“About the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo, I believe it has all the elements to become a major annual event on the Jiu-Jitsu calendar; I’m excited to fight there again. If the reader has not yet attended, I recommend it as it’s insane! Free seminars with elite black belts, thrilling fights and an ability for fans to connect with their favorite fighters,” praised the knowledgeable Caio, another teacher who is already talking about investing in online training for students around the world.
“The internet is a good way for the teacher to connect with an audience and spread his Jiu-Jitsu knowledge without spending the entire year traveling. I am excited to launch it. I am often asked by students about having received my black belt very quickly, and I feel that I can teach others more about how to constantly evolve, things that have always worked for me,” said the roosterweight.
And what do you think? Who should face world champion Caio Terra at the 2013 World Jiu-Jitsu Expo?