Our Jiu-Jitsu San Clemente head instructor proved that Jiu-Jitsu is not about strength. After winning his weight division at the BJJ 2011 Pan American Championship, our BJJ black belt professor  didn’t stop. He wanted some more. Paulo registered to the most challenge of all divisions, the Black Belt Absolute Division, of the 2nd biggest BJJ tournament.

After 3 matches and a gold medal, our Jiu-Jitsu San Clemente champion still had some energy left. ‘I was feeling great. But when I saw my  first opponent I couldn’t believe… I was just in the changing room and I heard someone saying that his weight crashed my friend’s knee… When I started to fight, I felt almost like fighting against the Superman. I never fought against someone so strong… I kept thinking that Jiu-Jitsu is maximum of efficiency to minimum of effort. And that gave me strength. I knew I could make it. I just had to tired him out’, says our Jiu-Jitsu San Clemente BJJ Owner.

‘This fight wasn’t the most fun to watch. Probably, as my wife said, it was painful or even funny to see… A huge guy shaking the little one, almost like a puppet… But the beauty of jiu-jitsu is just that: you can always adjust your game to your physical ability… I end up winning because of it: strategy and jiu-jitsu techniques overcame strength’, comments Paulo out loud to his San Clemente friends and students.