Ryan’s MMA – Checkmat Vancouver is stoked to announce the 2012, 2013 and 2014 BJJ World Champion will be at our gym for a two day seminar, August 16th and August 17th. Marcus Almeida is excited to join us for a weekend of awesome training, and to enjoy his first visit to Canada. Let’s make it a great one!
August 16th - Gi
August 17th- No-Gi
150$ Both Days
Marcus Almeida, also known as ‘Buchecha’ (or Bochecha), is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Rodrigo Cavaca who is one of the stars of the super and ultra heavyweight divisions of the sport. Before completing his twentieth birthday Buchecha was already revered as the “Next Big Thing” in BJJ, a claim he confirmed with successive podium achievements in the black belt divisions, including a double win (weight and open weight division) at the 2012 , 2013 and 2014 world championship, having become in the process, only the second man to win 3 open weight world championships (the other being Roger Gracie), the first to win 3 in a row.
Nickname: “Buchecha”, or “Bochecha”, means cheek/big cheeks. Marcus’ instructor, Rodrigo Cavaca, nicknamed him Buchecha because when he first started training he was a bit overweight and his cheeks were prominent.
Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Élcio Figueiredo > Rodrigo Cavaca > Marcus Almeida
ADCC Champion (2013)
World Champion (2014, 2013, 2012 weight & absolute)
World Nogi Champion (2011, 2010 weight & absolute)
Pan American Champion (2012 weight and absolute)
World Pro Cup Champion – WJJPC (2012, 2013 absolute, 2014 weight & absolute)
SP Cup Champion (2010 WLPJJ)
Miami Open Champion (2010 weight & absolute)
World Silver Medallist (2011)
Weight Division: Super Pesado (up to 100kg-221lbs)
Favourite Position/Technique: Double Leg, Toe Hold, Choke from the back.
Team/Association: Checkmat BJJ