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Meet the Family: Ricardo Bayona

June 22, 2012

Ricardo Bayona was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia. After watching Royce do his thing in UFC 1, he became obsessed with learning Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. With no certified instructors to learn from in Colombia, he spent several years traveling back and forth to Florida to train with the Valente Brothers. Still not satisfied with his rate of progress, he decided to pack his bags and move to Torrance to train at the Gracie Academy headquarters full time. Today, Ricardo is a certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu black belt and one of the head instructors at the Gracie Academy. When he's not teaching jiu-jitsu, Ricardo keeps busy as a professional photographer.

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