Renato Cardodo is a black belt under Rodrigo Cavaca, who has a super aggressive style, and mean footlocks. Read more about Renato here. He won the double gold at Sao Paulo Open, and was CBJJE World Champ at black belt. He will be competing in the Copa Podio middleweight GP on September 8. In this interview with BJJ Eastern Europe, he talks about his preparation, his expectations, and the favorites:
1. Hi Renato How is your preparation going for Copa Podio? Please tell us about your current training
The workouts are very intense for the Copa Podio. My workout routine per week is as follows: Monday to Friday I do jiu jitsu and weight training twice a day, twice a week I have physical conditioning and in the afternoon I do drills and judo.
2. What are your expectations coming in to this tournament?
My expectations are the best, I’m training hard, feeding really good. I’m training to reach full force and certainly will give my best as always!
3. What has changed for you since you got the black belt?
The intensity is higher for myself, every day I try to evolve my jiu jitsu. I am now making a strong training to hone my guard passes, and I will always seek evolution in my game.
4. After Copa Podio, what is next for you in 2013/2014?
After the Copa Podio, I will fight every Opens IBJJF championships and also the ones that pay money, and fight every weekend. And I will focus on training without the gi, to fight the worlds no gi. I enjoy giving seminars in Brazil and abroad, if interested, please send email to renato_cardoso88 at hotmail dot com or on my facebook fan page Renato Cardoso.
5. How can you define your style of Jiu-Jitsu?
I’m always looking to finish, not fighting thinking about time, and the points that come during the fight.
6. Who are in your opinion, the most dangerous guys in this Copa Podio GP?
In my opinion they are all favorites and strong candidates, so there is not a single favorite, just some who are more experienced like: Ceconi, Felipe Preguica, Jaime Canuto, Paulo Miyao, Yan Cabral and Diego Moreno.
7. If you want to thank Sponsors, feel free
I would like to first thank God, my family, my students, my masters Leonardo Vieira, Ricardo Vieira and Rodrigo Cavaca, my sponsors, Koral Fight, Dboa Sushi, New Mille, Quality Body. Who wants to follow my training routine and positions follows:
Thanks Renato and all the best.