If you know BJJ then you know Jacaré and JitsTV. They just released a much anticipated Jacare Documentary, and it’s AWESOME! If you don’t know who he is then I’ll help you out:
Who is Jacaré?
His name is Ronaldo ‘Jacaré’ Souza and he is a 5 times world champion in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Jacaré also holds a black belt in judo. A little side note, this belt is also what he uses to practice, it is hand made in Japan at Kodokan by the guys at kuSakura… (I have this type of belt and will be reviewing it here later).
Jacare always had a hard life. He started practicing BJJ at age 17 and after a couple of years he decided to move to Rio and practice full time. That’s where his nickname ‘Jacaré’ comes from: people started calling him this, it means alligator, because he lived inside the GYM and practiced everyday.
Some of his main achivements are:
- 3x Open Weight World Champion (2x black belt, 1x brown belt)
- 2x Medium heavy weight World Champion (black belt and brown belt)
- ADCC champion (2005)
- ADCC Superfight Champion (2009 )
- Strikeforce Middleweight Champion (2010)
Why should I watch Jacare documentary?
[pullquote_right]You can’t just train at set times, it’s very hard to become jiu-jitsu champion like that (…) It’s much easier to train for MMA[/pullquote_right]
JitsTV just released the Jacare documentary, it is a must see! Jacaré talks about the hard times he encountered at the beginning of his training, his move to Rio and the world championships he won in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Also, he talks about his training for MMA and how that changed his game and his desire to one day open a GYM that will have his name.
He is one of the few guys who was able to transition from Brazilian Jiu-jitsu to MMA and be successful. This is because of his dedication and natural talent to learn martial arts and sports. He is really an extraordinary athlete.
Today, Jacaré is training MMA, and he is a fighter for Strikeforce. He is coming from a 2 win streak and has a record of 16 wins, 3 losses, 1 no contest.
Make sure you check it out and leave them a comment and thumbs up! Let’s hope to see more of Jacaré soon on Strikeforce!