Guilherme Ribeiro Success Story
Guilherme Ribeiro an athlete.
A short introduction to yourself?
I’m 12 years old, I’m a jiu-jitsu athlete on the Ferrari team ct brothers and a judo athlete on the Guarulhos Judo team. I started when I was 3 years old, I went to accompany my sister in an experimental jiu class and soon I wanted to do it too. I train practically every day I’m an orange belt in jiu and a yellow belt in an orange tip in Judo. I’ve participated in countless championships getting great results.
What sports do you practise?
Jiu-jitsu and judo.
How did you develop your fondness for your sport and at what age did you start learning?
I started when I was 3 years old, through my sister.
What is your style and what rank do you currently hold in?
I’m both guard and passer, I’ve always trained in both modes.
What do you like about Kata or Kumite more?
Kata applies very well in my judo.
Do you have a favourite Sensei?
I don’t have a favourite all my teachers are very good at what they teach.
How did you get into this position and how did your journey in this sport go?
The journey is not easy you need to work a lot, unfortunately, jiu-jitsu is an expensive sport you need sponsorship or support to be able to go to all competitions, and in my case, I need to reconcile studies, training and competitions, but that’s what I like to do.
Do you take sports as a profession or is it just a hobby?
In the future a profession for me.
What challenges have you faced in getting to where you are now? You can also share any injury story.
My challenge is constant due to my low weight, I’m always way below my category, so I need to stand out for my technique.
What motivates you most about your profession as an athlete?
Being able to do what I like, being on the mat is very special and rewarding.
Do you have anything you want everyone to learn?
Discipline, respect and union.
What tournament or match you have won are you most proud of and why?
São Paulo championship of the fpjj de sp, I could be three-time champion three years in a row, even fighting in a category very incompatible with my weight, I managed to overcome myself in each fight.
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