Epi 111 Interview with 4th Degree Black Belt Michel Pereira

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This week we bring you an interview with Michel Porfirio Pereira (Buiu). Michel is a 4th Degree Black Belt in BJJ training and teaching in Miami.  In this interview Michel shares his story and offers advice to help you along with your BJJ journey.  Check out Michel’s profile here.

Michel Preira

We talk about:

  • His start in martial arts
  • How he got his nick name Buiu
  • Why he has a playful style
  • Taking an opponents balance
  • Gi and no-gi training
  • The history of no-gi
  • Learning BJJ on youtube
  • Why it is important to explain techniques and not just show techniques
  • Training with your weak side
  • Doing his first tournament
  • Doing in house tournaments
  • Dealing with people who are negative about BJJ
  • The Ghost Squad logo
  • How Michel met Andre Monteiro


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Quote of the week:  “A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.” Wayne Gretzky


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