Luis “Limao” Heredia
Last weekend the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation held two major tournaments in Rio: the International Masters and Seniors Championship and the Rio Open. The events were held at the Tijuca Tennis Club, a historic location where many of the legendary jiu-jitsu confrontations have taken place over the years. I was not able to attend, and I am guessing you were not able to attend either. But what was it like?
To answer that question, we consulted Rickson Gracie black belt Luis “Limao” Heredia, who was returning to Brazil for the first time in eight years, and competing in Brazil for the first time since receiving his purple belt! Limao joins us on this week’s show to tell us what a major tournament in Rio de Janeiro is like these days.
Also in this week’s show, FightWorks Podcast contributor Bruce Hoyer joins three BJJ personalities in another installment of the FightWorks Podcast Roundtable.
- Alliance BJJ black belt Chris Moriarty, whose commentary in previous episodes of our humble BJJ radio show continues to be some of the more popular advice to prospective BJJ competitors we have ever aired
- Travis Lutter, BJJ black belt, UFC and ADCC veteran
- Lee Lohff, an instructor in the Army’s Modern Army Combatives program