14/09/2016 16h53 - Updated 14/09/2016 16h53

Amazonians athletes trio stands in the United States and participates in the Dallas Open Jiu-Jitsu

The boys are in the United States since 30 August for a season competitions.
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The weekend for the trio Amazon Lukas Matheus Aguiar, Emanuel Castro and Matheus Gabriel Barros will be very challenging again. The boys are in the United States since 30 August for a season of competitions and on Saturday and Sunday, 17 e 18, participate in the Dallas Open. The next stop is the Pan American without Kimono, in New York, in the days 31 and October 1. Athletes have the Amazonas Government support, via the State Secretariat for Youth, Sports and leisure (Sejel).

The first major litmus test of the beasts was the Grand Slam of Jiu-Jitsu, em Los Angeles, days 3 e 4 of September. For this event, the blue band Lukas Matheus won two gold medals at middleweight, up until 73 kg, with gi and no-gi.

"I would like to thank everyone who cheered and congratulated me, thank you for all the support and I'm looking for more gold. The Grand Slam is a competition stamped by the Abu Dhabi organizers, and it was very important to me. Now is the Dallas, and to him I'm training almost four hours a day, focusing and maintaining weight. The dream can not stop ", said Lukas.

Another who did well in the Grand Slam was the purple belt Matheus Gabriel, by category 62 kg, no-gi. The young 19 years is the only trio, inclusive, that will give a stretched trip to attend the World No-Gi, day 2 from November, em Los Angeles. altogether, will be four events that Amazon will participate.

"I thank God for this victory, because I was too focused on being champion Abu Dhabi Grand Slam LA No-Gi 2016. I also want to thank my team Checkmat / SD, my teachers, sponsors and all who support me. Thanks also to the Secretary Fabricio Lima and the next stop is Dallas, which also plan to drag and achievements, for this, I know I need to spend with good performance by home owners, which are my main opponents ".

renewed confidence – Annotating over 10 anos de Jiu-Jitsu, the Grand Slam was one of the few events that Emanuel Castro did not go up to the podium. Even so, for or Dallas and Pan-American, confidence is renewed. "I knew I would have some challenges ahead, because I was used to the end of last year to fight for Youth. Now, with purple belt, I went to the Adult and is a very different category, because the athletes it has a lot of strength. however, I'm tuning my game and working on the psychological to get there and do my best ", commented.

We United States, Amazonians athletes are training in the gym Guy Mezger's Combat Sports Club, with the master Keiser Girao, part of Checkmat. "These boys are fantastic and one of the most promising generations of Jiu-Jitsu, representing not only Manaus, as the whole Brazil. are boys, but they have won very important titles, como este do Grand Slam, and are close to the Pan American ", said Girao.

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