Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Renato Magno Awarded 4th Degree Black Belt

Renato Magno along with several other leading jiu-jitsu black belts were recently honored at the 2008 Jiu Jitsu Mundials during a belt ceremony.

At this time Renato was awarded his 4th degree black belt--quite a feat! This puts Renato with a very elite few who have demonstrated this significant level of expertise in competition and who have also contributed to the growth of the jiu-jitsu community world wide.

Click on the pictures from the Mundials ceremony for a larger version.


Renato Puts on Seminar for NYPD

Renato Magno and John Machado were in NY not too long ago and they were given the opportunity share their expertise with the NYPD. The seminar was conducted with the NYPD's tactical traning unit and focused on adapting jiu-jitsu for law enforcement personnel.

Police officers often must employ very different tactics when using jiu jitsu to end a confrontation and Renato has been refining jiu-jitsu with this special vocabulary for years.

Renato would like to thank the NYPD for such an important opportunity.

If you are interested in jiu jitsu or other ground fighting law enforcement defense tactics, please contact Renato about a seminar using the email above.

Black Belt Magazine on Redbelt The Movie

Black Belt Magazine recently interviewed David Mamet, writer and director of the movie Redbelt (and a Street Sports purple belt) about his involvement with Jiu Jitsu, training at the academy and his inspiration for the film.

Street Sports in Masters Magazine

Masters Magazine: The Making of Redbelt

In this issue of Masters Magazine they do a great job of getting some back story on Renato Magno and Street Sports jiu jitsu and some of the inspiration for the film Redbelt.

From the article, "Renato Magno is the product of elite teachers born in Brazil during a time when Gracies and Machados trained and surfed together as a big Brazilian family. Renato's background as an outstanding athlete, holding medals in judo and jiu jitsu, combined with his gregarious personality make him the 'diplomat of martial arts'. Don't be surprised if, while training at Street Sports, some of the biggest names in the martial arts industry stop by just to say hello."

Renato Magno in Fight! Magazine

Fight! magazine was in the Street Sports Gym to talk with Renato Magno about choregraphing the fight scenes in the movie Redbelt. The magazine also highlights Danile Inosanto, world famous martial artist, who sometimes trains jiu-jitsu with Renato. Click on the images for a larger version...