Team Elite Bjj Fighter Brennda Cruz Gonzaga Elite Sports

Brennda Cruz Gonzaga


Full Name Brennda Cruz Gonzaga
Class Adult
Weight 150 lbs
Rank Blue Belt
Height 5'2"
Association Soul Fighters


She started training 4 years in her college in Brazil, before her starting to train jiu-jitsu she trained judo and taekwondo, She is totally in love with martial arts and since when she started jiu-jitsu she knew it was that life that she wanted, She came to the US behind her dreams, to be able to train in a great school and to be able to compete for the best championships, She lives jiu-jitsu.

Q&A Session Between Brennda Cruz Gonzaga and Elite Sports

Question: What inspires you about BJJ? MMA?

Answer: Be a world champion in all belts, be the 1 in IBJJF rank, champion in Abu Dabhi pro, learn more every day and overcome my limits.

Question: What are your goals for this year? Next 3 years? Next 5 years?

Answer: 1 place in American Nationals, Boston Summer Open, New York summer Open, Pan no gi, BJJ pro-New York, Chicago summer open, Washington DC open, Los Angeles BJJ PRO, Dallas fall open, Worlds no-gi. In the future, my goals are champion in Worlds, Pan Ams, European, Brazilian Nationals, American Nationals, and Abu Dabhi PRO

Question: Do you have a go-to finishing move?

Answer: Bowl and arrow choke

Question: What separates you from every other fighter in your division?

Answer: Strong nerves and commitment to win

Question: How long have you been training? 4 years

Answer:4 years

Question: Who inspires you, past or present?

Answer: Why do they inspire you? My teacher Rafael Formiga, my husband and teacher Felipe Simplicio, my training partner Jessica Swan, a big names like Mendes Bros, Leandro Lo, Rodolfo Vieira, Mackenzie Dern, Beatriz Mesquita. My teammates are always trying to help me a be better, and I love to watch then roll because is beautiful and they have a lot of technique.

Question: How often do you train?

Answer: Everyday

Question: Any major accomplishments you’ve been able to achieve in that time?

Answer: 1 place BJJ TOUR CT 2017

Question: Which moment is memorable for you in your past competitions?

Answer: My first fight, I was a lil bit confused at that moment but I control my nerves and dominate my competitor

Question: What do you think it takes to be a champion in your sports?

Answer: Training hard every day, do drills, take the training and diet seriously, be the focus, dedication, strong mind, never give up l, sleep well.

Question: What sort of gear do you usually keep in your gym bag before hitting the gym? Do you have different items for specific days?

Answer: My Gi and Belt, Rash Guards, Shorts for training, knee brace and tapes.