About "Muchacho"

Real Name: Gary Recupero

Born in: Englewood, NJ

Grew up in: Guayaquil, Ecuador (South America).

Hobbies: Soccer, Skateboarding, Surfing, fishing, and spending time with his family.

Why Jiu-Jitsu: Because it was the only martial art he practiced, where he could rely mainly on technique and not strength. (and also because one of his best friends brought a VHS of UFC 1 back to Ecuador in 1993, where he saw how Royce Gracie took care of business).

Jiu-Jitsu Rank: Black Belt.

Studied Jiu-Jitsu under: David Vieira (from white belt to purple belt) and Rodrigo Grenno (from purple belt to black belt).

Teaching Jiu-Jitsu since: he was a purple belt.

Favorite Technique: OMOPLATA

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