Gutemberg Pereira has just become the latest person to join the elite competition team at Art of Jiu-Jitsu, an academy with several of the best grapplers in the world on the mats. The news has come just a matter of days after Pereira announced that he was leaving GF Team, the affiliation that he has represented for his last 12 years as a competitor. It’s a big move for the sport because this could signal a new level in Pereira’s career and his presence in the training room will no doubt provide a huge boost to the rest of the team as well.
Pereira is a well-rounded heavyweight competitor who has managed to stand on the podium of several major IBJJF events since he was promoted to black belt back in 2017. He was one of the top prospects in the sport prior to that as well, winning both the IBJJF World Championship and the IBJJF no gi World Championship at several points during his journey through the colored belt ranks. Although he’s had some good moments in his black belt career, Pereira has been unable to reach the same level of success that he did as a purple and brown belt.
The signs are all there that he has the talent to do so though, as Pereira has managed to get wins over some of the biggest names in the sport over the years. He has submission wins over Fellipe Andrew and Roosevelt Sousa, and even beat Nicholas Meregali by the thinnest of margins back in 2021. His crowning achievement so far in his time as a black belt came back in 2022 though, when he won ADCC Trials in the over 99kg division. This decision to join Art of Jiu-Jitsu might be just the thing that Gutemberg Pereira needs to put it all together and win one of the biggest titles in the sport.
The Mendes brothers announced the news that Gutemberg Pereira had joined the team at Art of Jiu-Jitsu in a recent post to their official Instagram account: