Zé Radiola student teaches Jiu-Jitsu through animal movements

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Bruno Ramos with the medal and prize money in Fortaleza / Photo: Junior Samurai/GRACIEMAG.com

A black belt now training under the Gracie Barra banner, Bruno Ramos won yet another Jiu-Jitsu outing this past weekend. A newly acquired pupil of José “Zé Radiola” Olímpio, Bruno is the 2012 Brazilian national champion of the middleweight master division, and this time around he captured bronze in the adult absolute and gold in the master absolute at the Open Terra do Sol tournament in Fortaleza.

“Professor Zé Radiola always teaches us to observe the movement of animals to improve in Jiu-Jitsu. Watch a cat catching a rat or cockroach. The creature stalks it, cuts off its route of escape, and then pounces and fill his belly. All that while exerting minimal force and maximum efficiency,” says the teacher of the Gracie Barra Parnamirim team.

In the video below, the black belt puts to practice what he learned from Zé Radiola. In the master open weight division he stalks Saulo Ribeiro team’s Eduardo Monteiro, passes guard, takes his back and finishes with a lapel choke. Watch and learn.

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