Posted on February 3, 2020
Helvecio Penna is a Jiu Jitsu black belt with a unique story; he is over 50 and still competes in the adult division against some of the best black belts in the world.
Penna started training at the age of 31 under the famous Ricardo De La Riva and received his Black Belt he was 42. Since then he has won the Masters & Seniors World title 7 times!
Outside of competition, Helvecio also works full time and helps the kids in the slums of Rio. Life can’t get more meaningful than that.
In this short documentary by Jits Magazine, Helvecio shares his experiences training and competing Jiu Jitsu and why it’s never too late to start.
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