Alexandre ‘Soca’ Freitas: “It Doesn’t Matter How Good We Are In Jiu-Jitsu…”

Alexandre ‘Soca’ Freitas: “It Doesn’t Matter How Good We Are In Jiu-Jitsu…”

With a career spanning over three decades, Alexandre “Soca” Freitas has become a legend in the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – not just for his competitive achievements, but also for his dedication and love for the Gentle Art.

Soca’s journey in the sport is marked by an impressive record; including eight World Masters titles and a Worlds No-Gi title at masters level.
Reflecting on his achievements, Soca shared in an interview with the IBJJF:

I’ve won eight World Masters titles in the gi and one Worlds No-Gi title at masters and this means a lot for me, especially because I’m still competing after more than 35 years.

Despite his numerous achievements and titles, however, Soca still feels like there’s a lot of room for improvement:

I feel that it doesn’t matter how good we are in Jiu-Jitsu, we always need to improve in some aspects and this is what makes me go and compete to achieve a better Jiu-Jitsu level.

His training regimen varies – focusing on specific training for five-minute competitions and longer, more exploratory sessions off-season…
And yes, that’s all despite having gone through a fair share of obstacles along the way:

I’m 50 years old and I’ve been competing since I was 15 years old and I have a lot of injuries…
And also the fact my wife is competing too and I’m still enjoying training a lot!


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