Tamiris Silva Success Story
Tamiris Silva a Jiu-Jitsu athlete.
A short introduction to yourself?
I’m 25 years old. I’m a Brazilian athlete of Jiu-Jitsu. I’m a purple belt from Dream Art.
What sports do you practise?
How did you develop your fondness for your sport and at what age did you start learning?
I started when I was 19. Because I was curious about the sport and for lose weight.
What is your style and what rank do you currently hold in (your sport)?
What do you like about Kata or Kumite more?
Doesn’t have Kata in Jiu-Jitsu.
Do you have a favourite Sensei?
Yes, I do. @saulo_barbosa_bjj.
How did you get into this position and how did your journey in this sport go?
I started training with master Saulo Barbosa, in Mogi das Cruzes, my hometown, I started competitions and became a professional in the sport, trained in the afternoon and evening, and in the morning I was attending nursing school, at the end of the blue belt, I was invited to join the team called Dream Art, in São Paulo where I currently live.
Do you take sports as a profession or is it just a hobby?
What challenges have you faced in getting to where you are now? You can also share any injury story.
The beginning is very difficult for everyone, everything an athlete needs is missing, such as kimono, money for competitions, medical support. My biggest difficulty has always been in the financial part, without support, and having to turn around to bear all the cost that is to be an athlete of an expensive sport like Jiu-Jitsu, over time I have been conquering what I needed, but the biggest challenge is always financial, but I have always had people who help me pass and continue with my dream.
What motivates you most about your profession as an athlete?
Make money with something I love to do.
Do you have anything you want everyone to learn?
Everyone tries to train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
What tournament or match you have won are you most proud of and why?
I’m very proud of my first gold in my first competition. Because it was when I realized that I’ll have a future in Jiu-Jitsu.
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