Flavio Canto in Ribeirao Preto

We have a great news about our representatives of Sampa Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil being at Flavio Canto’s workshop in Ribeirao Preto, Brazil. Our teachers got a chance to meet this great judo player as well an amazing BJJ knowledge. Flavio Canto is a Brazilian male Judoka and BJJ black belt.

Flavio Canto is a Brazilian male Judoka and BJJ black belt. In 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, he won the bronze medal. He has also won 3 medals at the Pan American Games. Flavio was one of the world class ground game fighters in the judo community.

Also, Flavio Canto is perhaps one of the fascinating Judo athletes to look at. He’s also known for employing BJJ submissions and techniques into Judo. He is not only a great personality but a humble person who has helped many poor people in Brazil. He teaches them how to become better, get out of the crime and give these underprivileged kids an opportunity to live trough the “Instituto Reacao”.

Flavio Canto is the one who has started a social project which is called Instituto Reação in the ghettos of Rio de Janeiro. It is an amazing project that is transforming poor and neglected kids into judo black belts through games and training. In this Instituto Reação, Flavio Canto focuses on humility, discipline, determination and courage through judo.

Rafaela Silva, Brazilian judoka from Instituto Reacao became Olympic champion last year 2016 in Rio 2016 Olympics. He is not only a great Judoka, but he is also one of the best Jiu-Jitsu guys around. He went into Ribeirao Preto where all our Sampa instructors went to learn and get the opportunity to be side-wise-side on the mat with this living legend. There he talked about his social projects and hosted a clinic of BJJ and Judo.

We were very happy to see from United States Bleacher our Sampa Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu representatives. It was not only about judo, but Jiu-Jitsu and martial arts as well.

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