The most respected of Brazil’s weekly magazines, “Época” this week released its list of the most influential people in Brazil in 2011.
Among those included on the list are a number of politicians, sportsmen and businessmen, sorted into four categories: heroes, leaders, builders and artists.
And at least three Jiu-Jitsu practitioners figure among the current standouts in Brazilian society.
Anderson Silva, once again, was voted in for his dedication to a sport on the up and up. Rio de Janeiro secretary of security José Mariano Beltrame, once a gentle art practitioner, joins the UFC’s Silva as one of the heroes of the year. The other Jiu-Jitsu black belt is Luiz Fux, a justice on the federal supreme court.
Now do you know of any big-time personalities who do Jiu-Jitsu? Let us know who they are in the comments section below.