Prof. Victor Emanuel
ICP5, ICP6, ICP6_Revisited, CPR
BJJ Rank: 1st Degree Black Belt
What BJJ means for me: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu means living a better quality of life and achieving the goals you set for yourself. Ultimately if you live a higher quality life, you will show others how to live a higher quality life. Jiu-Jitsu teaches you how to respect your limits and have self-control over your attitude and how others affect you. In turn, these things make you a better person for your family, friends, and community. Life has a lot of obstacles and challenges, but today I can overcome these with great balance.
Favorite Quote: “To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind,” – Carlos Gracie Sr.
Hobbies: Jiu-Jitsu, Biking, Running, Shooting, Motorcycle and Music.
Background: I was born in Belo Horizonte – MG – Brazil and lived there until I was 31. Three years ago, I moved to the United States to follow my dream of living the life of Jiu-Jitsu. I played a lot of sports growing up, but it was the art of Jiu-Jitsu that fascinated me and ultimately changed my life. In Brazil, I graduated with a degree in Photography. I found my calling while teaching Jiu-Jitsu classes at school. After a long journey of finding my calling, today, I’m sure that I want to make a difference in people’s lives through Jiu-Jitsu. There is only one school I would teach Jiu-Jitsu, and that’s Gracie Barra. Gracie Barra holds itself and its schools to higher standards than I, too, hold myself to.