Graduated a Jiu-Jitsu black belt recently, Victor Honório is one of the great talents of the new generation. When he was a brown belt, Honório defeated several black belts and got to prominence on the BJJ scene. Honório is also praised constantly by training partner and friend Rodolfo Vieira, four-time world champion, as one of the toughest training partners at their academy.
We visited the headquarters of GFTeam, in Meier, Rio de Janeiro, and chatted with Honório. In the interview, he gave advice to new practitioners. "For those starting out, I find it ideal to train 3 times a week, so you don't get burned out or hurt. 3 times a week I think is ideal."
Competition is an anxious time for the athlete. Victor said he feels the adrenaline before competitions, but is already accustomed to it. "I've been competing since I was a child, so I can absorb that energy with no problems, so I don't get nervous."
"I think basic BJJ works very well, but I think we must adapt to the sport's novelties," says Honório.
"A fight of mine that I'm fond of was at an IBJJF Brazilian teams' championship. I had the opportunity to fight the GFTeam black-belt. I was the only brown-belt on the team," says Victor. "Taking the opportunity of remembering my fight from the Brazilian teams' championship, I'll teach my lapel choke, the famous scarf."
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