The strategic acrobat
The career path of Leonardo Alcântara Vieira, 30, always stood out for the unusual way he would go about his job. One example of this is the way he debuted at ADCC 2000 facing the giant Mark Kerr. But, even away from Abu Dhabi or the gym environment, Leozinho continues to surprise. Like the day he went fishing in Rio, with his brothers Leandro and Ricardinho. While the fishermen waited for fish to near them, Leo climbed onto Leandro’s back and they waded in until the taller brother was up to his mouth in the water. “We needed to get in deep with the torso out of the water to have leverage to throw the net out far,” he explains, as though it were a Jiu-Jitsu class, or the physiotherapy course he completed. “When I looked back, all the fishermen on the beach were copying us, wading into the water with another on the shoulders,” says the Brasa star.
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