Black belt and UFC veteran Ricardo Almeida paddled around the island of Manhattan this Friday.
The leader of GMA member school Ricardo Almeida BJJ took part in the Sea Paddle event for the second time, an initiative in New York City created to raise money and awareness about autism and environmental issues.
To be a part of it, each participant had to raise at least US$ 1,000.
Ricardo and his brother Flavio Almeida completed the course in over six hours.
Cachorrão wrote about the experience: “Some days you just have to dig deep into your soul to find out what you are truly made of and what you are all about. Luckily today I had my brother Flavio Almeida by my side and many of you on my corner.”
Here is a video Ricardo made before the paddle.