Guthierry started the year off in amazing fashion winning just about everything he entered. At 17 years old, he took the leap to follow his dream and traveled from Brazil to compete at this years worlds. This was the first year he was allowed to compete in the adult division and after 7 matches was crowned the 2016 blue belt world champion. Shortly after, he was awarded his purple belt by his brother, Diego Bispo and he moved to San Jose to train under the guidance and tutelage of Professor Caio Terra.
"The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart. "Robert ~Green Ingersoll
As a new purple belt he saw his winning streak end, after a victory in Berkut he was caught in his very first match at the ADCC grand slam . When most would make excuses or find a reason in their loss, Guthierry went back to work.
This past weekend he traveled down to LA for the 2016 IBJJF LA Pro. After winning his division he competed in the open against one of his biggest challenges to date, World and European champion Kennedy Maciel. After a very close match, Guthierry came out with the victory, and would go on to take double gold!
Huge congrats Guthierry, keep working hard, chasing your dreams and persevering. OSS!
This past weekend was the 2017 Pan Jiu Jitsu Championships held in Irvin, California. Every year Pans is one of the biggest events on the calendar and this year was no exception with over 3200 competitors.
Starting off the four day event were OSS athletes Andy Tomas Murasaki, and Taylor...
"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. " John F. Kennedy
This past weekend would have not been possible without the help of so many people and I'm truly thankful to everyone who has been a part of my journey in Jiu Jitsu and life.
This past weekend after 14 years of training I was awarded my black belt from my professor, mentor and best friend Caio Terra. There are so many people to thank but to avoid sounded like some one who won an academy award I'm going to condense it to the 3 people...