Ary won the world championship as a brown belt featherweight in 2010. Photo: Luca Atalla.

The 2011 season will kick off with yet another burly little guy battling for black belt titles. He is none other than multiple-time champion Ary Farias, a fighter from the Brazilian state of Amazonas and a Ronaldo Jacaré and Ricardo Vieira student who is now at Atos Jiu-Jitsu.

“The end-of-the-year promotion ceremony at Atos was held Saturday, and Ramon Lemos gave me my black belt, said Ary in summary to our reporter Carlos Ozório.

Welcome to the highes rank, Ary, this is when it all begins.