Rodolfo Vieira turns twenty-four today; see how far the black-belt hunter has come
Written by: Graciemag Newsroom
GFTeam black belt Rodolfo Vieira. Photo: Ivan Trindade/GRACIEMAG
Initially known as “The Black Belt Hunter,” Rodolfo Vieira took the community by storm when he won the Abu Dhabi WPJJC North Brazil trial in 2009 beating top level black belts for the trip to United Arab Emirates. Two years later at the age of twenty-one the GFTeam representative won double gold as a black belt in both the 2011 Pan American Championship and World Championship.
Today is the four-time black belt world champions birthday and at twenty-four he has accomplished great feats around the world. In order to celebrate let’s take a look at then and now of the black belt hunter’s game:
In 2007 as a purple belt:
Similarly, in 2012:
And a video analyzing his passing game by GMA Bishop BJJ members: