Guigo Jiu-Jitsu has just announced that they will now join forces with Dream Art and their athletes will find under the same banner for all tournaments, including IBJJF majors. This will mean that the two teams will now have a significantly higher chance of coming away with a team trophy at any of these events, as they each have plenty of top competitors capable of reaching the podium. The head coach and founder of Guigo Jiu-Jitsu, Luiz ‘Guigo’ Guilherme, announced the news in an interview with Tatame (translated from the original Portuguese), where he also explained what name they would be fighting under:
“This process has already begun. My class, which is 15 athletes, will train all together on Mondays and Fridays. My students will fight all for Dream Art, will not have this Dream Art / Guigo, I do not have this ego. My concern is to make it happen. Together two forces, with an unusual goal that is to be world champion by teams”
Guigo is an IBJJF world champion in his own right and the 5th degree black belt has spent around 20 years teaching the next generation of athletes, so his insight will no doubt be a valuable addition to the Dream Art team. He’s already had a hand in producing a number of top competitors like Jonnatas Gracie, Meyram Maquine, and Ana Rodrigues among others; and that number will only grow now that Guigo Jiu-Jitsu is joining forces with Dream Art. Not just that but his competitors will also benefit from regular contact with the Dream Art’s Isaque Bahinese, Lucas Gualberto, and recent coaching addition Paulo Miyao, which is something that Guigo was also aware of:
“It was very clear to my team, my affiliates, that we joined the competition team, our adult athletes, high performance. We will get even stronger to be able to compete (the main tournaments). There are two young men, Isaque (Bahiense) and Lucas (Gualberto), with an uncle (Guigo). The union of these forces will give a very cool result. They’re super open, humble, good head and forward. The new model is this, human material folded, lots of people to take quality and we will arrive at the Jiu-Jitsu World Championship to break everything”
It remains to be seen what effect this new partnership will have on the success of either team, but on paper the joining of Guigo Jiu-Jitsu and Dream Art looks like a fantastic idea that will benefit everyone involved.