After the South American tournament, me, Mariusz, Bernardo, GianLuca and Dimitrius visited Tonicao. Tonicao is a black belt from the old times,  a real pioneer of JJ in the south of Brasil.

Training with the legendary Rolls Gracie, Tonico left Rio de Janeiro to first live in Porto Alegre and then Floripa, aka as the Macic Island . He has been living there for more than 20 years and teaches both in the nicest gym in Lagoa da Conceição, he also has his own mats at his house, where he trained.

Always smiling, he is a nice fellow, very friendly and has lots of knowledge about BJJ and life in general.  We were very pleased to be with him and looking forward to come back next year, for good training and enjoy one of the most beautiful views I’ve ever seen.

Cheers Titio, thanx 4 everything!!!


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