One for the Boat Basin Guam Crew

September 25, 2016 by  
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Old school Boat Basin local that rose from the tailgates of post-surf Beer-B-Ques to become a successful lawyer and then onto the mats of BJJ.

Taking a drink from the cup of life after another Gold Medal finish at the Heavyweight Purple Belt division in September 10th and 11th’s Asian Open in Tokyo Japan.

Still can find this madman on surf spot tailgates, Beer b Qs at a whole other level! Some things never change.


SHARE JIUJITSU: Fernando “Terere” Augusto

May 9, 2016 by  
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SHARE JIUJITSU: Fernando “Terere” Augusto

SHARE JIUJITSU: Fernando “Terere” Augusto

For friends and Family in the United States and whoever else might be a day behind– Happy Mothers Day

Fernando “Terere” Augusto and his beautiful mother in Brazil!



Fernando Augusto, most commonly known by his nickname, “Terere”, is one of the most talented and charismaticBrazilian jiu jitsu fighters to have ever stepped on a mat. This multiple time world medallist became a black belt world champion for the first time at the age of 20 and was regarded as a “Pound for Pound” best during the early 2000’s, he also had great impact as a coach, having helped raise the game of fighters such as André Galvao, Rubens Charles, Michael Langhi, Lucas Lepri, among many others; though a diagnosed case of schizophrenia led him to drug addiction and away from jiu jitsu. He appeared back into the BJJ scene in 2010, but his recovery was erratic and followed with a few ups and downs. Terere returned to jiu jitsu competition in Mexico on September 2012.

Fernando “Tererê” Jiu Jitsu

Full name: Fernando Augusto da Silva

Nickname: Terere is the name of a Brazilian herb used on a famous Brazilian tea. The nickname however was first mentioned by Muzio de Angelis at the Academia Strike where Fernando Terere used to train when he was a blue belt, Fernando loved singing a popular song that had the word “Terere” in the chorus and for that reason the name came up.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Alexandre Paiva > Fernando Augusto Terere

Main Achievements:

  • World Champion (black belt: 2000, 2003; brown: 1999, purple: 1998 weight & absolute; blue: 1997)
  • World Cup Champion (2002, 2003)
  • Brazilian National Champion (2001, 2003 black)
  • Pan American Champion (2004)
  • World Silver Medallist (2001, 2004 as a super heavyweight*)
  • Pan American Silver Medallist (2004 absolute)

* Fought 3 classes above his weight

Weight Division: Peso Medio – Middleweight (82Kg – 181lbs)