Living legend of Jiu-Jitsu world, Fernando Tererê is already in Lisbon, Portugal, where the European Championship is being held. The Europeans began on Thursday (23) and runs through Sunday (26). The double world champion in the black belt goes in search of the trophy that is still lacking on your bookshelf.
“I’m very excited for the championship, I’ve been preparing since last year with specific workouts several times a day. The expectation is high for the European, and I’m sure we’ll see great athletes in action and fighting high level! “
Earlier this month, He confirmed that he would compete this time in the Masters Division in the tournament.
Fernando Tererê closed 2013 with a flourish. The fighter received the fourth degree on his black belt from the hands of Master Alexandre “Gigi” Paiva on the 20th of Cecember, in the Alliance gym, in Rio de Janeiro.
“I hope to continue on this path I have chosen. It was the only opportunity I had, because in my time, Jiu-Jitsu was not yet known in the favelas of Rio. Many of my friends might not have the same opportunity I had. Today I am proud to be able to be a black belt and, thereby, help my family and my friends. I thank my teacher for the opportunity you have given me a scholarship at his academy and the Gracies, who invented this wonderful sport that changes the lives of many people.”
Said the double world champion on his Facebook account.