Henrique Saraiva

Henrique Saraiva on the Future of Jiu-Jitsu and His BJJ Roots

Future of Jiu-Jitsu

“The most important thing for me is the kids. That’s what I believe will grow jiu-jitsu.”

Henrique Saraiva doesn’t hesitate when answering a question about the future of BJJ, and his reply is backed up with a lot of thought. For him, the answer to what will grow our sport and how its future will be shaped starts with the children.

“It’s growing a lot for the kids. Before, jiu-jitsu used to be more for adults, and the kids did judo, but now there are more competitions for kids, the numbers are growing and everywhere I travel, I can see the kids and numbers are growing.

“It’s the future of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and even more so when people see how good it impacts [the kids]. It sets good examples; it educates them and builds their confidence.”

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