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Jiu-Jitsu Heaven Contest Winner: Vini Ramos

January 31, 2013

Pack your bags Vini, you're coming to Cali!

Thank you to everyone who submitted videos for the Jiu-Jitsu Heaven Vacation Contest. Over 120 people took the time to upload their jiu-jitsu journey videos to YouTube. After sifting through all of them, we decided to award the Ultimate Jiu-Jitsu Heaven Vacation to Vini Ramos from Curitiba, Brazil! Vini will be flown from Brazil to Los Angeles for an all-expense paid one-week vacation to Gracie Academy headquarters in Torrance, California!

Who is Vini Ramos?
Vini is an English teacher in Brazil who became motivated to start training after his father died from diabetes. He has been training jiu-jitsu at a small school in Brazil for nine months. At one point, Vini had to stop training due to financial troubles, but not for long. After a few weeks, Vini was able to continue his training when he was able to strike a deal with his instructor in which they would trade English lessons for jiu-jitsu lessons. Realizing that most jiu-jitsu is Brazil is 100% sport-focused, Vini's final jiu-jitsu goal is to become a certified instructor so he can help make self-defense Gracie Jiu-Jitsu available in his community. To watch Vini's video, click here. To watch a cool compilation video of our favorite clips submitted by jiu-jitsu heads around the world, click on the image below.

New Video: Jiu-Jitsu Heaven Winner: Vini Ramos