We saw Nino almost everyday at Gracie Barra. This guy loves to train. I've gotten a few emails asking if we could interview Nino. Well we were on step ahead of you. We hooked up with him and kicked back. Nino is kinda a quite guy, but we still got some good stuff from him.
One of those shooting for the number one spot is purple belt Mikyo Riggs, alsoknown as "Mikyozhino". He is truly passionate about the ART of jiu-jitsu. Mikyo is no knuckle dragger in a gi trying to prove himself worthy of praise. He is a rare gem in terms of strength, technique and philosophy.
We caught up with Macaco at Copa Pacifica where he dominated his match there. This interview was translated by a friend of Macaco's from Japan. I think a little information got lost in the translation. Enjoy.