Interview with Bruno “Bad Boy” Malfacine

In 2008 you left your team of Gama Filho (now GFT) to join Fabio Gurgel at Alliance in Sao Paulo. Why did you choose to leave and what has been the biggest advantage?

I chose to leave because in addition to a few reasons, wanted to make this sport my life. I had already won my first World Championship in 2007 at black belt. I lost in 2008 but after the competition had a great opportunity to move to São Paulo and be a part of this family. The advantage is that today, as many others friends who live here in Sampa, I can fully dedicate my life because it’s what I chose for my future and what I love to do.

Impassable guard with Michael Langhi

Wow, it’s hard to believe we’re already on the 23rd episode of Rolled Up.

This one was particularly fun to make. It was my second time to visit Cobrinha’s amazing academy. The Alliance training camp was in full swing for the 2011 Worlds and luckily we had a few hours to film before all the camp members came in. It was my first time training with Michael Langhi so I didn’t know what to expect. All I knew is that there was no way I was passing his guard unless he let me.

Gabi Garcia: Powerhouse of the Alliance Women’s Team

This interview was conducted by Budovideos staff reporter Erin Herle.

How did you find jiu jitsu and what has your journey been like thus far?

Jiu jitsu is my life.  I have been training since I was a child. My life, my friends, and everything I do is about the sport and I think I’ve been doing a good job working towards that. The life of a fighter is hard, especially for a woman but it’s what I love and what I chose to do. If I make this choice, I do everything I can to be the best.

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