Terêncio breaks barriers in Korea

GMA member André Terêncio spent four days recently in Korea.

The leader of Brazil 021 Team travelled upon invitation of IBJJF’s director Andre Fernandes.

“I was asked to teach a Jiu-Jitsu rules seminar and said yes because I thought it would be a rewarding experience and it certainly was,” said Terêncio.

André was welcomed by the president of the Korean Jiu-Jitsu Federation, Seung-jae Marc Lee, and taught a rules clinic and coordinated the referee body of a Jiu-Jitsu event.

André with Korean authorities

He tells us what else happened: “During the event, they presented me with a plaque honoring my presence there and the work of the IBJJF in promoting Jiu-Jitsu around the world”.

The occasion touched André: “I looked back to my early days as a Jiu-Jitsu professor and how people were prejudice anout it. I thought of my family and how they are proud of me today. I thank all IBJJF’s crew for their amazing work, a team I am proud of being part”.

Here are some pictures of Andre’s adventures in Korea.

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