The 2017 season is still in full swing for Patrick Gaudio, Jiu-Jitsu black belt and GFTeam star. The 24-year-old is scheduled for the Berkut World Championship, which runs parallel to the No-Gi Grand Prix in the categories up to 60kg and 90kg on 6 and 7 December in Moscow, Russia.
Patrick leads the division up to 95kg, alongside Arnaldo Maidana (Checkmat), Gutemberg Pereira, also a GFTeam athlete, and other talents. Patrick's first mission is to beat the weight, and then think about the strategies, since the draw of the keys has not yet been made.
"At the moment, I can only think of hitting the weight. I could not see everyone in my category, but this is a very complicated and stuffed category of good athletes. It will be another war and I will be ready, "says Patrick, before mentioning the organization's commitment to making Jiu-Jitsu worth every edition of the event.
"I am very happy to have this recognition and to be able to fight one more event of them. It is an event that is growing a lot and that values the athletes. Without a doubt, it is the best event you have today in the world of Jiu-Jitsu. The invitation was made, I was amused and accepted. I love to fight Jiu-Jitsu. "
The student of Julio Cesar, leader of the GFTeam, also comments on the training and the last days of preparation. Despite having competed a lot during the year, Patrick has had no injuries and reaches 100% for this new challenge.
"I had rested a week after the Grand Slam Rio and returned to training. And now, I've been called to fight the CBA World Championship, up to 85kg. Only, since I've been training all year, I'll be prepared. I did my training as always, I gave my best during the training and rested the essential to have no injury. I'll be ready. After all, I was born for this (laughs) ", ends