The Jiu-Jitsu World Championship also served to consolidate up-and-coming talent, and the 2011 installment of the IBJJF event was no different. At brown belt, light featherweight Ronaldo Candido carried on with his performances at prior belt groups.
“This year I won the Pan at light featherweight. I got my brown belt one month before the Worlds and I’m so pleased I already did so well. I won the Brazilian Nationals and managed to do the same at the Worlds,” remarked the Atos revelation.
“I had three matches at the Brazilian Nationals. I finished the first with a choke from back mount, the second with a guillotine, and the final I won by 8 to 6. I had four matches at the Worlds. I finished the first by triangle, the second from back mount, the semifinal I won by 8 to 0, and I got the tapout in the final with a figure-four footlock,” he added.
“Now I’m heading to San Diego; I’m going to spend some time training with André Galvão to help him get ready for the ADCC,” he said in closing.
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