Honorary black belt Bernardinho’s armbar

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It’s no news that important people, history makers, are sometimes awarded an honorary black belt for their achievements. President Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva, for example, was given a black belt in judo at Flávio Canto’s outreach project in Rio de Janeiro.

This time it was Brazilian volleyball team coach Bernardinho’s turn to earn the distinction of black belt, receiving one from Gracie Barra Cuiabá teacher Chicão. Bernardinho is the most winning coach in volleyball history, taking gold at the 2004 Games in Athens, as well as having won a silver medal at the Los Angeles Games in 1984 as a player.

Check out Bernardinho’s armbar in the video below:

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