Benito Segura a purple belt from Marcus Soares (Carlson's highest active black belt) won 2 gold at 1 silver at the recent BJJ competition in South Africa
Benito Segura's goal was to win gold at every level as a purple belt and to win on every continent. He has now done so.
Now he wants to win a gold medal at every level as a brown belt and then at a black belt level.
So far he is Marcus Soares’ fastest rising student as he has only been training BJJ for only 4 years. Soares gave Denis Kang his black belt after 10 years and Benito might surpass as he is sure to get his brown very soon since he has won major BJJ tournaments at every level
His accomplishments include:
Fought in the last four Mundial Championships, Rio and Los Angeles
Gold – Western Canadian, Canadian Grappling Grand Prix, Tiger Balm International Champion (multiple) Light Heavy and Absolute
Gold – 2005 Pan American Jiujitsu Championships, Los Angeles Heavyweight
Silver – 2006 Copa Do Mundo (world cup) Jiujitsu Championships, Rio de Janeiro Super Hvy
Silver – 2006 Gracie Jiujitsu World Championships, Los Angeles. Above 194 lbs
Gold (x2) – 2006 Asian Open Brazilian Jiujitsu Championships, Tokyo. Superhvy & Absolute
Gold – 2007 European Open Brazilian Jiujitsu Championships, Portugal. Super Super Hvy
Gold – 2007 Carlson Gracie Jiujitsu Cup, Vancouver. Open Class
Gold (x4) – Pan Pacific Jiujitsu Championships, Australia. +200 lbs Gi & No-Gi, Absolute Gi & No-Gi, Voted ‘Most Technical Fighter’
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