Roberto Gordo black belt Celso Venicius put in a swell performance last Sunday at New York’s Pennsylvania Hotel. The three-time world champion added another accomplishment to his lofty list: champion of Ultimate Absolute 2, an event that gathered gentle art greats. And he padded his bank account up some, to boot. “I was training No-Gi for MMA, so I felt find fighting and managed to have some good matches and put my takedowns to practice. It was excellent; everything worked out,” he told GRACIEMAG.com.
The headmaster at Ryan Gracie Academy, Celso felt like a white belt in the US. “I have to fight more in the United States, since people don’t know who I am over there. After the tournament, people came to talk to me, and that was very positive,” said Celso, who is awaiting an offer for an MMA fight.
“Dedicating myself to Ryan Gracie Academy is one of my priorities; the others are keeping up the pace and continuing to fight,” he added.
Dedication to Jiu-Jitsu
Passionate about high-level competition, he offered a tip for anyone wanting to shine on te mat.
“To be champion, the important part is to dedicate yourself to training. You have to chase your dreams; only thus will we achieve our desires.”
That being the case, one good tip is to put a lot of time into training techniques. And to help you out there, Celso has the following guard pass position for you: