Black belt Nino “Elvis” Schembri received the fifth degree last week.
The stripe was given out by Roberto “Gordo”Correa at Nino’s academy in California.
Schembri wrote about the occasion on his Facebook account: “Very special day at the academy! After 19 years with my black belt, I’m very honored to get my fifth degree from Master Gordo! I will never forget, today is also the date of Elvis Presley’s death, 37 years without the King! Thank you Gordo!”
Celebrate with one of the most exciting Jiu-jitsu players of all times watching one of his greatest moments.
On April 27, 2000, Nino fought Fernando Margarida in a match that was part of Rio de Janeiro vs. São Paulo challenge, in Brazil.
See how things went down.
And if you are curious about Nino’s Jiu-jitsu, know that he will compete in a superfight against Vitor Shaolin at the 2014 World Jiu-Jitsu Expo, on October 18-19.