Bernardo in photo by Ivan Trindade

The sports complex of the physical education faculty of the Federal University of Juiz de Fora was inaugurated. Athletes of all styles were in attendance and Jiu-Jitsu wasn’t left out, with a certain state-bred athlete as the main gentle art representative.

“I was invited to take part in the ceremony, where Minister of Sports Orlando Silva, Olympic volleyball layer André Nascimento, judoka Ketleyn Quadros, former volleyball player Marcia Fu, among others were in attendance,” recounts Bernardo Faria, World, Pan-American and Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu champion.

“It was really cool to be recognized as a standout athlete in my city. I was glad to know that little by little Jiu-Jitsu is gaining ground in Brazil’s sports circle,” adds the team Alliance representative.