Five 365 caught up with Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Gustavo Dias.
We talked about the move to San Diego to follow his BJJ dream, Gustavo explained what the Jiu Jitsu lifestyle means to him.
Gustavo talks World Series Of Grappling, and what it means to be paid for doing something that he love’s.
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About Gustavo Dias
Professor Gustavo Dias started practicing Jiu-Jitsu at the early age of 14, in the city of Paranagua, Brazil. In 2008, after six years of arduous training and having won many of the biggest championships in the World, Professor Gustavo received his Black Belt under his first instructor, Professor Ocimar Costa from Manaus, Brazil.
In 2011, as an already accomplished athlete, Professor Gustavo moved to the United States of America to teach the art and further his career as a high-level Jiu-Jitsu competitor. A few years later he met Saulo and Xande Ribeiro through a mutual friend of theirs. It was not long before he became a great friend as well as an excellent training partner to the Ribeiro brothers. He was chosen to be part of The U’s teaching staff for his many great qualities as an instructor.
Professor Gustavo affirms that through Jiu-Jitsu, he has learned to never lose faith and the importance of perseverance. Gustavo now spends much of his time in San Diego teaching, surfing and living the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu lifestyle.