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Italo Lima Costa


Full Name Henrique Marinho
Nick Name Italo Lima Costa
Rank purple Belt
Height 6’1’’
Association Ares BJJ


I’m Italo Lima-Costa I do jiu-jitsu since 2008. I’m 24yd I was born at Mossoró/RN Brazil. I’m a simple guy who likes help my friends and likes to do radical sports in time off...


I have a lot of titles, but the much important is:

  • World champion at CBJJE SP
  • Champion 2x at Salvador open IBJJF
  • Champion Abu Dhabi pro trials RJ uaejjf
  • 5 times champion Northeast open
  • 2 times champion grand slam northeast
  • 2nd place at Rio international Open IBJJF
  • 2nd Brazilian champion class and open class
  • 3rd place at south-American at IBJJF

Q&A Session Between Italo Lima-Costa and Elite Sports

Question: What will you suggest to the newcomers?

Answer:  o achieve a good jiu-jitsu has to train smart, to have discipline in the training and to be able to put the practice in the fight.

Question: What are the essential things for the training?

Answer: Clean mind and focus, be persistent every day.

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

Answer: I’m focused all the time.

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

Answer: Success its achieve a target, the success it’s achieve when I live from jiu-jitsu.

Question: With whom you would like to fight, and why?

Answer: I don’t have a guy in mind, but I would like to fight with the best guys in my division because to be the best we need to win the best fighters.

Question: Is there any difference b/w your common days’ diet and during competition training diet?

Answer: I’m try to keep my diet all the time, sometimes I broke my diet so I think my diet during the days it’s little different.

Question: How does a beginner will prepare for the competition? Any advice for beginners?

Answer: Try to do a lot of drills of the best position I guess it’s the key.

Question: Is the martial arts necessary for a common person? How?

Answer: Yes, why it gives the average person a security and self-esteem for the day to day and also de-stresses the mind and the body.

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

Answer: Resilience.

Question: How much importance has the sports gear in any competition?

Answer: comfortable equipmentis essential, because when we fight with good equipment we can be confident in the fight.