Thursday, 23 February 2012

Self Confidence...

One of the Jiu-jitsu players I admire most, and was tanks to my mate Jimmy, fortunate enough to meet and train with briefly is Fernando "TererĂª" Augusto da Silva.

I recently re-watched his 2003 JIU-JITSU WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP match against Marcelo Garcia who was rapidly establishing himself as one of the new pound-for-pound best Jiu-jitsu players in the world.
A lot of people expected him to beat Terere' but Terere' went onto dominate Marcelo, pass his guard and submit him with a triangle.
In this match you can see he’s really confident; afterwards you can see him go off celebrating and saying, ‘I told you! I told you I’d get him.’

This match for me always serves to remind me of the importance of believing in yourself. Having confidence in yourself makes a big difference.


  1. That jimmy chap sounds like a great guy.

  2. What a great fight! And what a great seminar it was when Terere came down.
    Although all the confidence in the world wont deal with my BKBNJ (bare knuckle brazilian ninjitsu) skills!!
    Oh and I'm not to sure about that Jimmy guy......he seems weird!