jiujitsoul

Born and Raised in the City of Curitiba in southern Brazil. 19 years of Jiu-Jitsu and today is one of the professors and partners of Higher Ground Jiu-Jitsu in Rowland Heights, CA and a contributor to Jiu-Jitsu Magazine. You can keep in touch with him on his social media channels as well.
  • Eight Things to AVOID in Jiu-Jitsu

    The number eight has long been regarded as the luckiest number in Chinese culture. With the pronunciation of “Ba” in Chinese, the number eight sounds similar to the word “Fa”, which means to make a fortune. It contains meanings of prosperity, success, and high social status too, so all...
  • Açaí Alert!

    For the Jiujiteiro, açaí is like what spinach was to the sailor Popeye. The popularity of the fruit in the center of Brazil is linked to the Gracie Family in the ’30s when they moved from Belém to Rio de Janeiro. Many know that açaí has several benefits for...
  • Fighting Away From Home: Travel Tips For the Jiujiteiro

    Jiu-Jitsu and travel are always together. A good example could be when Mitsuyo Maeda traveled from Japan to Brazil. Nowadays, is common to find a BJJ competitor, competing out from the tropical weather of Rio de Janeiro to the dry desert of Las Vegas. It’s a huge change that...
  • New Year’s Resolutions and Sticking to Them

    This is a very exciting time of the year for me. As an academy owner for six years, the new year resolution always bring new signups and more business. But it is also a very sad time. It’s because 80% of New Year’s resolution fail by February. What should...