The last couple of years have seen a renewal of talent. Lots of great young fighters coming onto the scene, names like Mendes Brothers, Bernardo Faria, Rodolfo Vieira just to name a few. Amongst the new elite is a quiet and unassuming competitor known to his friends as "Juninho": Claudio Calasans. Claudio, who hails from the small town of Rio Claro, in Sao Paulo, has been on a tear winning the World Pro, the Pan, the European and the trials.
We caught up with Claudio just after he won the ADCC trials in Brazil. Claudio belongs to the up and coming ATOS team, comprised of several stars like Claudio himself, Mendes Brothers, Andre Galvao, Bruno Frazatto, Gilbert "Durinho", just to name a few, co-leader Ramon Lemos (w. Galvao) have done an excellent job of channeling this talent into results. . Watch for Claudio and his ATOS teammates to be a force in ADCC and the Worlds. (read more)
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