BJJ blogs have been in the business for some time now, and Gerry Costa is one of the major influencers in the field. Most commonly known by the nickname “Kid Peligro,” Gerry is a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt holder and the student of Royler Gracie, who was a great blogger in the field of Jiu-Jitsu. Kid Peligro, Gracie’s replica of sorts, is not just a blogger and a published author but also a great fan and follower of other sports such as Ginastica Natural and Surfing. The man remains to be a great inspiration to the current generation of aspirants, making his life worth knowing. Let us have a closer look at what mysticism resides within this man.

Kid Peligro

 
Gerry is known by the name Kid Peligro since he is considered as one of the most formidable Jiu-Jitsu players. Peligro in Spanish translates to “dangerous,” and that makes him a kid who isn’t to be messed with. Felipe Gama, one of Gerry’s good friends, awarded him this nickname, which went on to become popular in the country. The name was first used by his friends as an oxymoron to imply that Gerry was, indeed, just a kid in the sport who got beat up by his teammates every day. The name was used in a joking tone at first, and it is now synonymous to a threat as he grew to become the champion of the International Masters & Seniors Championship in 2000. He represented the Gracie Humaita team in the Peso Pluma (141 lbs) weight category to emerge winning the championship.

Kid’s Biography

Kid Peligro is a native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He grew up in the country with fervent enthusiasm for surfing in the beaches. Kempo was the first martial art that Kid tried exceling at, but he only managed to dabble at it since he wasn’t excited about what it had to offer. Although he reached the degree of brown belt in the Chinese style martial art, it was the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that rose him into fame. He was enchanted by the experiences while training for Jiu-Jitsu, something he didn’t have when he surfed or tried Kempo. Nothing has stopped him from achieving more feats in the sport.

Kid’s Biography

Carlos Gama, a friend of Kid Peligro, introduced Kid to Jiu-Jitsu and trained together in the coaching classes at a young age. Nelson Monteiro trained Kid Peligro in the initial years until he received the purple belt. Kid moved coaches and ended up training under Royler Gracie, and it was this academy that awarded him the brown and black belts. Kid Peligro befriended Abu Dhabi Sheik, Mr Tahnoon Bin Zayed through Jiu-Jitsu; he was invited by the Sheik to write for the Abu Dhabi Combat Club website, which he accepted. He went on to write many more blogs for the website, and his reputation grew over the years both as a writer and a Jiu-Jitsu expert. Apart from all this, Kid Peligro is also a Ginastica Natural instructor. He and his wife got involved in Jiu-Jitsu and also conduct training for students, and it started when she earned the blackbelt after their marriage.