Miltinho Vieira tells how his first experience with Grandmaster Carlson Gracie went, and remembers the feeling of training for the first time at the old school on Figueiredo Magalhães Street, in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro.
Grandmaster Carlson Gracie was a blessing in my life; he was the person who put me in MMA. He put me, gave me the opportunity to do his MMA training at the old Carlson Gracie academy on Figueiredo Magalhães St. When I arrived at the gym, Carlson was in the office, and I was introduced to him. He curtly asked: “That skinny guy? Did you bring clothes to train in?”