Black Belt Rafael Vasconcelos vs Purple Belt Pan Champ Matheus Menezes
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Rafael Vasconcelos sparring with Matheus Menezes during competition class.
Sparring is essential in BJJ. It’s a unique training tool that will help you familiarize yourself with the specific positions and flow of real-world hand-to-hand combat. Of course, to the unprepared and the uneducated, sparring can come off as an overwhelming concept to some degree. But if you’re here watching this, you probably had the experience of sparring in BJJ. Sparring sessions are one of the most important parts of BJJ practice.
Rafael Vasconcelos received his black belt from Leandro Lo in October 2017, before moving to California to train at the Atos Jiu-Jitsu Headquarters under Andre Galvao. He is a 2x IBJJF American Nationals Champion (brown and black); an IBJJF South American Championships medalist; and a IBJJF World Championship silver medalist (purple).
Rafael Vasconcelos received his blue belt from Master Wilson in 2017, before moving to California to train at the Atos Jiu-Jitsu Headquarters under Andre Galvao. "Teteu" is purple belt under professor Galvao. He is a IBJJF World Champion (blue) & IBJJF Gi And No Gi Pan Champion (purple).
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