Gabriel Sanches Dos Santos

Gabriel Sanches Dos Santos


Full Name Gabriel Sanches Dos Santos
Class Brazilian Jiu-jitsu
Weight 164Lbs
Height 172 cm
Association Projeto Drive In (Gracie Barra)
Belt Rank Blue Belt


My name is Gabriel sanches dos santos I'm 15 years old and I'm part of a social project located in Jardim Blue (RJ). Today I live in the United States, but to get here was not easy, I had to do several things to raise money to pay the costs of the ticket and etc. ... so I had to run back, ask my parents to make some sweets so that I could start selling them in the competitions, so I went to sell sweets in competitions to raise money, and also sell bullets on the road signs to get here. and gradually I am fulfilling my dreams! I started jiu jitsu 8 years ago!.

Q&A Session Between Gabriel Sanches Dos Santos and Elite Sports

Question: 1. What will you suggest to the newcomers?

Answer: I will help them, teach some jiu-jitsu techniques to them, and also present the best brand of kimono, Elite Sport

Question: 2. What does it mean for you to be a fighter?

Answer: Being a jiu-jitsu fighter is to exchange hours of sleep in your comfortable bed for hours and more hours of training; It's getting out in the cold rain or hot, scorching sun for yet another day of hard training; It is to have responsibility and not to attack or humiliate an unprotected or defenseless; It is to respect the graduates and to mirror themselves in them; It is loving yourself and your neighbor, respecting the weakest, but NEVER be one of them; It is to have the spirit of a warrior and fight to the death, if necessary, to be proud of the victory; It is to have discipline to say no when they call you to leave in the sacred hour of your training; It is to faithfully follow all the millennial traditions of soft art, which are forgotten by many; It is necessary to be cold, to change the embraces and cares of the loved one by strangulations, twists, dislocations and blood; It is to control their feelings, and sometimes, to get rid of some of them; It is having as a family your jiu-jitsu team; It is to understand the lessons of your master and apply them in your life, however hard they are; It is to be courageous to put at risk your physical integrity, in which it can often be serious; It is to overcome the pains and not give up the goals; It is to change everything and everyone to train and feel conformed to it; His ears, knees and other joints will never be the same, but he will never stop practicing this sport. That is to be a respect fighter.

Question What are essential things for training?

Answer:The essential things are you never miss the training, and so with every training you think you can evolve even more.

Question: What seperate you form every other fighter in your division?

Answer:I'm not better than anyone else, but every day I train with a champion thought, and I go to the competitions with the champion mind!.

Question: What is the meaninhg of success in your mind?

Answer:Success is doing what’s right. Helping others, doing what’s necessary for the bigger picture and not focusing on short time happiness.

Question: With whom you would like to fight?

Answer:I would Like to Fight with any Legend, so I can learn the way he fights.

Question: Is there any difference b/w your common days diet and during compe trining diet?

Answer:Yes. I normally eat pretty good. But before a competition I would cut all the sugar and focus more on green smoothies..

Question: How does a beginner will prepare for the competition.

Answer:Ask questions when you end up in the same place and feel stuck.

Question: How is it helpful to have the information about your competitor?

Answer:Well its all upto you

Question: What should we learn from the legends /or from the seniors? Who is your inspiration?

Answer:We have to worry about training in the same rhythm as them, and also to run behind as many of them ran, I am inspired by many fighters, Bruno Malfacine, Mendes, Aly, André Galvão among others …

Question: How is it helpful to have the information about your competitor?

Answer:Well its all upto you .

Question: To whom you would like to compliment for your success?

Answer: I would first thank God for everything he did in my life, secondly I would thank my parents for everything they taught me and for everything that helped me, I would also thank my teacher for how much he trained me to achieve my dreams and be a champion , and I would also like to thank all my sponsors for helping me with my athlete's cousin

Question: Who is your favorite legendary fighter? Why?