TUFROL is proud to announce Gregory Rodrigues as our first sponsored athlete. Gregory is a top player at Gracie Barra Competition Team and his titles are very impressive for a 21 year old. Being from the State of Amazonas, Gregory represents the very essence of Brazil and it shows in his jiu-jitsu with endless stamina and innovative techniques. He will be competing in the major IBJJF events in 2013.
Name: Gregory Rodrigues
Main titles: 8 times Brazilian champion, World Champion at purple belt, and 2 times Abu Dhabi Pro Champion.
Height: 1.91 m
Professor/Sensei: Henrique Machado
How did you start in BJJ?: I started in capoeira when I was 8. One day my capoeira teacher took me to Prof. Henrique Machado's academy, currently Gracie Barra Amazonas. My parents always gave me support. My father is an athlete, and used to practice capoeira.
Preferred game: guard passer
Preferred submissions: americana, chokes.
Main idol in BJJ: Roger Gracie
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