We got a chance to sit down and talk to Thalys in New York at the 2018 NoGi Pans. Check out the full interview on your YouTube Channel. Thalys Pontes: Part 1 Part 2 Thalys talks about how he got started in jiu-jitsu, what it was like living at the Cicero Costha fighters house, and just how hard he has had to work to make his way to the top of podiums all over the world.
Nicole Ball, known by the jiu-jitsu community as Nico Ball is a unique figure in Jiu-Jitsu. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, she found her interest for grappling in Virginia, a path that ultimately led her 1000s of miles away from home, to Brazil, where she helped transform the lives of many children, at the famous Terere Kids Project (TKP).
Jhonathan Marques is a purple belt under Fernando Terere who recently traveled to the United States to compete in the 2019 Worlds. During his trip, he visited Washington D.C. and New York where he got the opportunity to train at Team Lloyd Irvin in Camp Springs, MD and to teach some of his favorite Berimbolo techniques at Woodland Tigers and UMA Brooklyn. Click here to watch the full interview on our YouTube Channel.