Robson Moura: A Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt?
I’m not sure if it’s true or not, but I’ve heard that Robson Moura was once a BJJ brown belt. The story goes like this; Robson had been training with some friends at their gym when one of them mentioned they were going to rob a bank and rob some rich guys. They didn’t have much confidence in themselves though so they asked Robson to join them.
When Robson arrived at the robbery location, he immediately recognized the look of fear on the faces of everyone there. At first he thought it was just another joke, but then one guy started yelling out “You’re Robson!” Then all eyes turned towards him. When Robson looked back up, he saw that they weren’t joking around anymore. He realized what happened and tried to explain himself, but it wasn’t enough for them.
The robbers took off running, leaving Robson behind. After getting away from the scene, Robson went home where he cried for hours until his mom calmed him down. He told her that he would never do anything like that again. His mother responded saying she knew it because Robson always did things right. She even gave him a little money to buy a new backpack so he could train harder in case something ever came up again.
The story might be a myth, but the moral is still true. Robson did grow up to be a great martial artist after all.
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