Sacramento based Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor, Marcos “Yemaso” Torregrosa traveled to Brazil in order to face the formidable challenge of the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation’s tournament dubbed “Brazilian Nationals.” This tournament, considered by martial art authorities, is arguable the most difficult tournament to win; Brazilian Nationals hosts many top athletes who never have the support to make it over to compete in other major tournaments which have moved to the United States such as the World Championships and Pan American championships.
This past Saturday, May 2nd, Marcos become the black belt lightweight champion after defeating five opponents on his way to the gold medal. This is a huge feat as Marcos is the only black belt in Sacramento who was able to complete this task. Marcos submitted two of his five opponents, congratulations Marcos!
I did it!! Brazilian National Champion after 5 fights!! Subbed 2 and won 3 on points. I am super happy to be healthy and happy, with some new hardware to boot 😉 Huge thank you to all that helped make this happen. Sooo many to name and if I forget please forgive me as I am overwhelmed with emotion. Thank you to @michelmiyashita for helping get me to train with @barbosajj45 and his AMAZING team. I am VERY thankful for your help and you always have a brother with me! To my team, I work HARD and you guys know it! I pray this victory motivates you guys to be better than you were yesterday.. I will be home soon.. To my son, hijo te amo y todo lo que hago lo hago por ti! Hoy mismo estuve pensando en ti en el bullpen, espero q te sientas orgulloso cuando llegas a leer esto. To my sponsors #SyrTeam #shoyoroll #befirstnoless as I repped HARD today! War Tape my hands are able to do what they do thanks to you! To #DefenseSoap I am grateful to have your protection on my side! To @csaquic_ for drilling with me and always accompanying me in these crazy adventures. Te amo hermano mío, mañ viene lo tuyo bro, ya sabes todos estamos en tu esquina! To my beautiful Puerto Rico, I work hard to represent you as best I can. I pray to never disappoint . See you guys Tues! Osu