Expert’s visit will pack more than punch

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Rodrigo Carpinteiro Peres teaching a class.
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As Broome Mixed Martial Arts enters a new year, a special visit has already been planned for the fledgling sporting group.

Brazilian jiujitsu coach and referee Rodrigo Carpinteiro Peres recently announced he will be visiting Broome to hold a special workshop on February 1.

Hailing from Rio de Janeiro, Peres is a first degree black belt in Brazilian jiujitsu and has dedicated his life to helping people be a better version of themselves by employing its concepts.

Peres has been training in Brazilian jiujitsu for 15 years and received his black belt from Rolker Gracie, son of Brazilian jiujitsu creator, Master Helio Gracie.

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Before receiving his black belt, Peres was a three-time State champion in Rio before retiring from competing to start coaching and teaching Brazilian jiujitsu.

Peres has also been an approved referee with the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation for the past three years.

Brazilian jiujitsu is also a family affair for Peres, with wife Hellen and their two children also training and competing.

Broome Mixed Martial Arts coach Blake Glossop said having someone of Pere’s calibre come to Broome was a “massive achievement” for the club.

“This seminar will be an amazing opportunity for the BMMA members to learn techniques from such an experienced referee and jiujitsu coach to help us all in future competitions,” he said.

“Not only does BMMA have a goal to keep everyone at optimum health but we have a goal to learn how to accept our flaws and be humble and respectful to people as well as losing any negative ego.

“ Learning Brazilian jiujitsu can help achieve that, so we welcome everyone to come along and learn from one of the best.”

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