Jackson Sousa: Where BJJ Champions Are Born

Jiu Jitsu in Favela Cantagalo

Jackson Sousa. The 24 year old from Rio de Janeiro began his Jiu-Jitsu journey in the favela of Cantagalo, famous as the home of fellow world champion and BJJ legend Fernando ‘Terere’.

In this video we find out about Jackson’s story and how jiu-jitsu helped save him from the dangers in the favela that cost the lives of friends and neighbours.

Part 2 of our episode featuring Jackson Sousa goes inside his home in the favela of Cantagalo. Here, we meet his family and learn a little of the background of this young grappler.

Following the visit to his home, we join him for a fascinating walk up through the favela to an amazing lookout point over Copacabana, something that is not to be missed.

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The final part of our episode featuring Jackson Sousa looks to this young grappler’s future. Recently relocating to the USA, he’s in a new chapter of his life, both as a competitor and as a person.

See him prepare his body for competition with a gruelling BJJ-specific workout

Jun 11, 2014 Categories: BJJ Jiu Jitsu Video BJJ