Gabriel Muguet Success Story
Gabriel Muguet is an athlete.
A short introduction to yourself?
Hi, I’m Gabriel Muguet, brown belt under Master Wendel alexander, I’m 24 years old and I train at Nova União Cascais in Portugal
How did you develop your fondness for your sport and at what age did you start?
I started training when I was 14 to 15 years old, through Rayan Alexander who is Mestre Del’s son. Master Dell is the founder of Equipe nova Uniao and he gave me the opportunity to train at his academy as a scholarship holder and since then between ups and downs I followed and I’m here today.
What is your style and what rank do you currently hold in (your sport)?
I am a very humble person and very focused on my goals. In fights I always try to impose an aggressive and finishing game.
Are you a member of any sports team? if not have you ever been?
Yea!! I am part of the Nova Uniao Team, and I am currently training at the branch of our team in Cascais Portugal with Professor Daniel Teixeira and the Great General Andre Marola who is commanding Nova Uniao Europa
Describe your major highlights and achievements in sports in the past.
I am champion of the Vitoria Open NoGi, the last no-gi championship that I fought in Brazil, among other IBJJF podiums, National Pro Ajp Champion in Portugal, runner-up at Ajp Lausanne in Switzerland, I am in the top 10 of the 2022 Ajp Brown Belt Ranking and now with the decrease in cases of covid in Europe and the return of championships I believe that this year there is still a lot of important competition to conquer this year
Are there any short-term goals you’d like to accomplish in the next few months to a couple of years?
I’m 100% on the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam jiu jitsu world tour in London which is a very high-level competition and I’m really thirsty to be champion and be able to show my work to the world.
Do you take sports as a profession or is it just a hobby?
Today I don’t just live off jiu jitsu. I have a normal job and I have to reconcile the two because jiu jitsu is everything to me. It was through sport that I changed my life, that so many opportunities arose and opened unimaginable doors in my life. in a nutshell Jiujitsu is a hobby, profession, therapy, it is love and my life
What challenges have you faced in getting to where you are now? You can also share any injury story.
Like any jiu jitsu athlete I’ve been through countless difficulties, I came from a humble and dangerous neighborhood in the interior of Rio de Janeiro and whoever is a child knows what I’m talking about so I don’t really like to talk about it. because we will all go through difficulties and what makes us strong are precisely these difficulties that we can overcome and overcome.
What motivates you most about your profession as an athlete?
What motivates me the most is knowing that through sport I am becoming a better person. Every defeat or victory teaches me to be better on and off the mat.
Do you have anything you want everyone to learn?
Man, one thing I wanted to pass on to the guys is that you don’t give up on your dream. It sounds cliché, but it’s true.
everyone’s time comes and why won’t yours come? you need to believe and persist until you reach your goal. The math is simple. If you dedicate yourself, work hard, stay focused day after day, you will get where you want to be. this in any area of your life!
What tournament or match you have won are you most proud of and why
Everyone was special, each in their own way. but the Nacional Pro Portugal had a different flavor because of several difficulties I was facing to train due to the covid restrictions, it was like a knee injury that was getting in my way a lot in training and with a lot of will I managed to overcome the pain and I became champion by submitting my opponent in the final
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