Here at Fighters Market, we pride ourselves on being the best source for gis, gear and apparel in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu market. A large part of what makes us successful in doing that are the people behind the scenes who make all the magic happen. They know what BJJ customers like, need and want... because they ARE practitioners and athletes themselves!
We'd like to take a moment to recognize the main man behind it all - the guy whose vision brought Fighters Market from a small inventory of products run right out of his garage to the leading international e-commerce business it is today: Bruno Munduruca.
Just recently, at the IBJJF World Master Championships in Las Vegas, Bruno was recognized as the number two ranked black belt athlete in the Master 2 division... that's number two in the WORLD! He already has his eyes set on the number one spot this coming year, but considering he received his black belt little more than a year ago... what a remarkable achievement!
Few people in the sport can appreciate how difficult it is to balance being a businessman, a family man, and a high-level athlete all at the same time. For a long time, Bruno dedicated most of his time to the former, but now that he's built a strong business - arguably the best online market for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gis and gear in the industry - and gathered a solid team behind him, he's finally had more time to dedicate to his passion.
And it's been paying off. In the last year, he's been consistently hitting the top of the podium in IBJJF tournaments around the globe, and has even racked up double gold wins at some of the biggest and most prestigious tournaments in the federation, including the European Championships.
Congratulations Bruno, and we look forward to seeing what the next year brings!