Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Marcelo Garcia needs no introduction, the phenomenal BJJ and Submission grappling practitioner/instructor first burst in the international scene in 2003 by winning ADCC. Marcelo entered the tournament as a virtual unknown (outside Brazil) as a last minute alternate replacement. Since then Garcia won 2 more ADCC titles ('05 and '07) and numerous World BJJ titles. Garcia has a strong following both as a competitor and instructor.
Besides being a super nice guy Garcia's smile and attitude has set him as a very reachable and likable person. But that all changes when you face him on the mat as Garcia usual style is to go for the kill. Since moving to New York City from his native Brazil, Garcia opened and academy and an on-line training while still managing to compete in most major events.
We caught up with Garcia recently after he found time in his busy schedule that has only gotten busier with the remodeling of the academy
KP- What have you been working on lately?
MG-I really have been focusing on my school, my students, because the school and website are related the better the first gets the better the website will be, I really don't even think that I am being filmed, is just my normal regular class so it makes it more natural, and I am really happy with the results so far. (read more)
Now go train Jiu-Jitsu,
Posted by Kid Peligro at 12:38 PM