Gláucia Braga: "Who wins without tears, triumphs without glory"

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The Carioca Gláucia Braga, Jefferson Moura student at the Gracie Barra academy's headquarters, was middleweight champion at brown belt at the Brazilian nationals this weekend. Gláucia talks about his preparation with Jefferson and also Márcio Feitosa.


"Who wins without tears, triumphs without glory," I always took this phrase to my life in general, but this time it fit me perfectly.
 The Brazilian title is the target of all those who dream of building their names in the world of jiu-jitsu. Top athletes fight every match giving the best of themselves, lay practically all they have trained for months during the preparation prior to the championship and make it worth every drop of sweat.

 I am an athlete, I am proud every day to be part of one of the largest equipe of jiu-jitsu in the world, I prepare to honor the name of my team and for that, I dedicate myself to training intensely, valuing every minute like the last minute a championship final.

Before I did, he believed in my victory. No wonder, as a teacher I have one of the biggest names in the gentle art, responsible for my technical training, I have a friend, like a "dad".


In my preparation for the Brazilian Nationals this year, I suffered an injury during a training session. When this happened, besides the pain, the first thing that came to mind was the competition and its importance. I chose to respect my recovery, thanks to conversations with my teacher Jefferson Moura.
 I believe in the idea that every good athlete needs a good ideal master, this was no different for me. Before I did, he believed in my victory. No wonder, as a teacher I have one of the biggest names in the gentle art, responsible for my technical training, I have a friend, like a "dad".

This latest achievement also involved, my idol, voted 5th best fighter in history, master Marcio Feitosa. Me and my teammates had the opportunity and honor to participate in the competition camp taught by him at the Rio Grace Barra HQ.
 The training given by Marcinho added to the daily classeswitht Jefferson made me be sure that when entering the mats, I would already start with an advantage that no athlete would have.
 I could feel it in the two fights I had to win at the tournament. I felt technically superior, result of daily training, each class, each roll with my training partners from white to black belt.

I am very happy for the 1st place. I 'm not a conformist but a walker, craving to conquer other major titles to come.
The difference is not linked only to the athlete alone, but who makes it a winner, so I'm citing these names again: Jefferson Moura and Marcio Feitosa, people who constantly make me believe that "when dreams are life projects, they change our history ", and one person in particular, responsible for my entrance at Gracie Barra, master Luiz Henrique "Kbelinho".

Thank you Professor Jefferson, Marcinho Feitosa, Stark Supplements for the support, Arnaldão and Marco who helped me to go there and bring the title, and all of Team Gracie Barra Rio HQ.