A 29 year old Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, Guma Epfane Vasconcelos, was killed in São Domingos do Maranhão, Brazil. The road rage incident happened on Tuesday, and surveillance video has left the BJJ community with a lot of questions.
While the events leading up to the altercation are unknown, Vasconcelos appears to be the aggressor based on the surveillance footage. The motorcyclist appears to present a gun as he backs away, but that does not deter Vasconcelos. Ultimately, the worst happens, and you should be aware that some may find the surveillance video disturbing.
Why would a trained martial artist continue to advance aggressively on an armed opponent who appears to be behaving defensively?
WARNING: Graphic Video – Viewer Discretion AdvisedOn April 24, BJJ black belt and accomplished competitor, Tiago Guma, was fatally shot in road rage altercation in Brazil. Although the incident and the footage is disturbing, it must be discussed in order to prevent it from ever happening again.
Posted by Gracie Breakdown on Friday, May 11, 2018