Anderson Kauan: “it’s just the beginning, I still have a lot of Jiu-Jitsu to show”

Anderson Kauan levou a prata no absoluto do Sul-Americano 2023. Foto: Reprodução/Instagram

Anderson Kauan is one of the most promising fruits to come out of the consistent work of his professor Marcio de Deus in Cidade de Deus, Rio de Janeiro. Anderson has been a member of the Jiu-Jitsu elite since June and has stood out in the championships he has competed in. 

Even though he has only been a black belt for a few months and is only 19 years old, “Bolinho” stands out for his coolness on the mats. He has a methodical style and becomes lethal when he manages to land his main attacks, such as the popular boot, his trademark. Anderson was in action at the IBJJF South American Championships last Saturday and won the silver medal in the absolute. To seal his place in the final, he finished Anderson Munis with a footlock.

In an interview with VF Comunica, Anderson Kauan analyzed his performance at the South American Championships and listed his differential in relation to his opponents.

“It was one of the best performances I’ve had at black belt so far. I managed to impose my game well and, even though I didn’t come away with the win, it was a great performance, which I’m sure will improve with each competition. The strongest points of my game are my patience and my explosiveness at the right moments, both on top and on the bottom. I think it’s a strategy that not all competitors manage to combine. It’s only the beginning, I still have a lot of Jiu-Jitsu to show,” said “Bolinho”.

Anderson was graduated directly from the Long Beach Pyramid during the World Championships and has shown that his game is increasingly calibrated. He went over his first steps as a black belt and revealed which fighters he would like to face.

“I confess that this start has been better than I expected. I’ve always wanted to fight the big names in Jiu-Jitsu and I think this has given me leverage so that I don’t get stuck and lose confidence in my game during the fights. I know I’ve only just reached black belt, but I’ve always wanted to fight big names like Fellipe Andrew. A rematch with Gutemberg would also be interesting. They’re guys I’ve admired and followed for a long time and I think they’d be good fights,” said Anderson.

Marcio de Deus started his social project in Cidade de Deus over a decade ago and turned TMD House into a barn of champions, such as queen Gabi Pessanha, Anderson and Maria Cláudia, for example. The young black belt reinforced the role of “MD” in strengthening the team.

“Marcio has always been essential in both our technical and mental evolution. The confidence he gives us, the insistence in training with repetitions, fights and motivational words are fundamental to our growth. That’s just some of what he does for our team that sets our games apart in competitions,” said Anderson.

“Seda College certainly helps me a lot when I travel abroad, where I need to communicate in English. Seda offers the best foreign language course. I’m grateful to the entire Seda College team and especially to Tiago Mascarenhas for everything he has done and does for our team. I believe that all high-performance and professional athletes need to learn to speak other languages. Big brands linked to sport are out there, so this is essential for sport,” said Anderson Kauan.

“Bolinho already has his next goals mapped out. He will be in action in the coming weeks to compete in the Opens in Salvador and Curitiba.

As well as being a great competitor, Anderson wants to differentiate himself off the mats. That’s why he has the support of Seda College to improve his communication skills.

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Written by Gabriel Almada

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