And, because BJJ is so young and is evolving so rapidly, we sometimes lack the ability to properly pay homage and glory to the men and women who've shaped the sport during that evolution. I often find that newer grapplers have little or no point of reference regarding the elite grapplers of the earlier era of jiu jitsu.
Case in point - Fernando Augusto Da Silva aka "Tererê." Tererê is a legend of the sport. He won gold at Mundial in both 2000 (beating Nino Schembri) and 2003 (beating Marcelo Garcia). Although he's gone through some hard times in recent years battling depression and drug addiction, he's back on the competitive scene and, more than anything, is due major recognition for his contribution to BJJ.
He was recently interviewed by the one and only Kid Peligro for ADCombat.com. Check it out here.
Now, get your Wednesday on with this sweet Tererê HL vid.