André Negão and team Brazil 021 celebrate Jiu-Jitsu-filled weekend

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Members of the Borel and Paquetá chapters of team Brazil 021 in Rio de Janeiro at Copa Carlson Gracie / Publicity photo

Our GMA member in Chicago, the black belt André “Negão” Terencio is one of the countless teachers working tirelessly to spread Jiu-Jitsu in their communities. Last weekend his team, Brazil 021, added some more triumphs to the rack, and being the good GMA he is, he sent the news in to us so we could share it with the Jiu-Jitsu planet.

Last Saturday, Hannette Staack held a major seminar at RCJ Machado academy in Dallas, Texas. “It was a great success, and the publicity on had a huge impact on participant numbers,” he stated.

Now on Sunday in Rio de Janeiro the team took second place in the overall standings at Copa Carlson Gracie, the third leg in the Rio circuit.

“We competed against over 60 other academies, and this second place wouldn’t have been possible had it not been for all the Brazil 021 cells joining forces, especially the groups at Ilha de Paquetá and Borel. The latter, in Tijuca, has only been around for a year and three months, and there’s also an important social-outreach aspect to it,” underscored André.

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