Ruy Menezes, who spent years at China Top Team working with some of Asia’s top fighters, sent in news for Jiu-Jitsu fans.
The black belt has now headed off to new stomping grounds, and has new plans. First on the list is to inaugurate the Carlson Gracie branch in Cali, Colombia, a city of growing popularity among tourists.
“I’m living in Cali right now, and I’m really happy about opening a branch of Carlson Gracie Team here in partnership with my friend Carlson Gracie Jr. The aim is to continue to wave Grandmaster Carlson’s banner,” he reported via email, explaining that he left China because of differences regarding the working relationship with his former teammates.
Now I’ve got a good MMA and Jiu-Jitsu group. I started work here less than a month ago, and we already have a competition in Medellín this Saturday, the 3rd. We’re taking six students to compete at Copa Shogun, and we expect good results,” he said in closing.