3/26/2024 - Technology and Innovation

Guido Magaldi Jiu Jitsu

By Guido Magaldi

Guido Magaldi Jiu Jitsu

I'm Guido Magaldi, I'm 22 years old and I was born in Capital Federal on June 20, 2001. I am currently an athlete and teacher of the martial art Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I started when I was 14 years old, and to this day I still practice it. You can find me on my Instagram social network as @guido.magaldi.

In mid-February I traveled to France and Spain to compete in my first two European tournaments; the first one was the European, one of the four Grand Slams of Jiu Jitsu, and the second one was the AJP Barcelona.

Regarding my physical preparation, I did a six-week camp in which I pushed myself to my limits both physically and mentally. To compete in my category, which is light feather, I had to go on a diet where I lost 6 kilos, and I accompanied it with intense physical training, in which I trained around 3 shifts per day, which resulted in approximately 32 hours per week.

As for the first competition, I made it to the quarter finals, getting my first two wins and losing in the third against the winner of my category. At the beginning of my first fight, my opponent started with good attacks, but as time went by I was able to solve him, culminating in a 13-0 result. The second fight I had a tougher opponent, but I managed to beat him by one point at the end. In my third and last fight, my opponent managed to beat me in the end.

On this trip to Paris I stayed with my teachers and friends, which helped me to focus on the competition and learn from their preparation, both physical and mental, before competing in this kind of tournaments so relevant to the world of Jiu Jitsu. One of the things I learned was to relax, to enjoy the process, and how to feed myself before a competition. The truth is that I am very grateful to have shared this journey with them, I not only consider them my teachers, but they are friends that I admire a lot outside the tatame.

A few weeks later, during my stay in Barcelona, I competed in the AJP Barcelona, where I was able to vindicate myself, and after three fights I won first place in the Feather category. This was my first international victory.

It was a great journey full of experiences and achievements, where I grew in sports and personally. I trained every day during my stay in Barcelona and Malaga, for which I am very grateful, but it also made me reflect on the great level of Argentinean Jiu Jitsu and my great team.

As for my current situation, I am still trying to be my best version and participate in as many international tournaments as possible, which are the ones that have the greatest recognition. The next one that awaits me is the Brazilian Grand Slam, which will take place in São Paulo at the end of April this year. My goal is to climb to the top of the podium.

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Guido Magaldi

Guido Magaldi

I'm Guido Magaldi, I'm 22 years old and I was born in Capital Federal on June 20, 2001. I am currently an athlete and teacher of the martial art Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I started when I was 14 years old, and to this day I still practice it.

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