Learn from Lucas Lepri and Renan Borges’ Jiu-Jitsu at tryouts final in NY

Share it
Lucas Lepri e Renan Borges abraçados no pódio da seletiva de Jiu-Jitsu de Nova York: final dura. Foto: Arquivo Pessoal.

Lucas and Renan together on the podium at the WPJJ Trials in New York: an instructive final / Photo: personal archive

Lucas Lepri now figures on the list of Jiu-Jitsu black belts guaranteed to be at the WPJJ next April in the United Arab Emirates. At the New York tryouts for the event, last Sunday, the team Alliance teacher put in a splendid display in the under-74 kg (under 163 lbs) and earned all-expenses-paid travel.

“I’m pleased with my performance, even though it’s my first championship of the year. I’m glad everything worked out. The Pan in California is coming up in a few days, so we have to keep focused. I had four matches, four of them I won by submission, and I won the final on points,” he told GRACIEMAG.com

[flickr set=72157629211660238]

RESPECT JIU-JITSU’S BROWN BELTS

To Lepri, who had to lock horns with brown belts on his way to the gold medal, the biggest lesson to come of the event had to do with respect. “This championship I learned that you have to respect your opponents regardless of their belt or name, because everyone is training hard to win,” he reflected.

Watch the under-74 kg final between Lucas Lepri and Renan Borges.

Ler matéria completa Read more

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *