GMA member Ricardo Almeida, leader of Ricardo Almeida Association, had a very special morning this Tuesday, February 18.
In front of his students and friends at his academy in New Jersey, Cachorrão received the 4th degree on his black belt from his Professor Renzo Gracie.
He wrote bout it on Facebook: “Extremely honored and humbled to receive the 4th Degree on my black belt from Master Renzo Gracie this morning in front of our students and friends. Fifteen years as a black belt and I love Jiu Jitsu more than ever! Also big thanks also to my first teacher Carlos Gracie Jr at Gracie Barra for bringing me back to Jiu Jitsu when I wanted to quit.”
Watch Cachorrão, a UFC and ADCC veteran, competing in Jiu-Jitsu: