Last weekend, the Gracie Barra team in Australia, led by black belt Marcelo Rezende won 1st place in all categories including kids, Gi and NoGi divisions at the NSW (New South Wales) State Championship, which is the biggest Jiu-Jitsu competition event in the country.
Black Belt Marco Joca, a Gracie Barra executive, travelled from USA, where he lives with his family, to Australia together with his brother-in-law and Jiu-Jitsu star, Roberto “Tussa” Alencar, in order to help the team prepare for the NSW tournament. The Camp in preparation to the tournament was organized by GB regional director in Australia, Marcelo Rezende, who is supported by 20 GB black belts in the country.
Marco said that it is the first time GB accomplished something like that, winning all divisions (Kids, Gi, and NoGi) in a single event. “Marcelo Rezende joined forces with 20 black belts in the country, and our camp was a success helping athletes to have a great performance.” Comment Joca