Marcus Buchecha Almeida

MARCUS ALMEIDA, ALSO KNOWN AS "BUCHECHA"-- WHICH MEANS "CHEEKS" IN PORTUGUESE, WAS BORN IN SANTOS, BRAZIL AND GREW UP IN SAO VICENTE. HE STARTED TRAINING BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU AROUND 2002 WHEN HE WAS 12 YEARS OLD. INFLUENCED BY HIS SISTER AND FATHER AT A YOUNG AGE, BUCHECHA HAS SINCE BECOME ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL CHAMPIONS OF THE SPORT ACHIEVING MULTIPLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND 8 WORLD TITLES AS A BLACK BELT. HE IS ARGUABLY THE MOST DECORATED ULTRA-HEAVYWEIGHT JIU JITSU ATHLETE, AND HE IS THE ONLY ONE IN HISTORY TO WIN FOUR TIMES IN THE ABSOLUTE DIVISION. AT ONLY AGE 26, BUCHECHA IS JUST GETTING STARTED WITH A LONG AND BRIGHT CAREER AHEAD OF HIM.


Marcus Buchecha | Inspired By...

Marcus Buchecha Almeida, Inspired By... Doing what has never been done. Hear from RVCA Advocate and 8 time black belt world champion Marcus Buchecha on what drives him in this installment of our Inspired by series. Video by Change for Balance.



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