Ricardo Vieira, co-founder of Checkmat Team, is a 9x World BJJ Champion and one of the best coaches in the world. The Vieira Brothers, Ricardo, Leonardo, and Leandro, are world class athletes that have developed dozens of grappling champions under their tutelage. As with anything, I feel it's important to learn the history and influential figures of late. Unfortunately, too many grapplers coming up don't or can't recognize the legends. It's not too often that the Vieira brothers give interviews, but today we give you just that - and exclusive with Ricardo Vieira. Check out this video from BJJ Hacks, filmmaker and journalist Hywel Teague goes inside the famed FightZone academy in Copacabana to investigate what it is that makes this team different.
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