HISTORIA DA LUTA LIVRE NO BRASIL
History of Luta Livre Submission in Brazil
Luta Livre esportiva is a free wrestling system created in 1920 in Rio de Janeiro by Euclydes Hatem (Tatu), Wrestling is a "ground fight" and priority is a submission, or a withdrawal from the opponent by submission.
In the 1960s and 1970s, Luta Livre was at its peak, practiced and disseminated by Tatu, who taught the techniques of "ground fighting" to Hugo Melo, Sarabando, Fausto Brunocilla and Roberto Leitão. In the following decades, from 1970 to 1980, Fausto Brunocilla, Carlos Brunocilla, Filho, was responsible for the practice and training of athletes and masters of Sports Free Fight, among them Master Eugenio Tadeu, who in the 1980s became one of the Fight Free In Brazil and in the world.
HISTORIA DO MESTRE TATU
Euclydes Hatem, the Master Tatu - Rio de Janeiro, September 16, 1914; Rio de Janeiro, September 26, 1984 - was a well-known Brazilian fighter from the 1930s to the 1950s and one of the fundamental characters for the development of what became known as the Brazilian Fight, a style totally adapted and developed in Brazil.
He was born in the city of Rio de Janeiro, on September 16, 1914, a descendant of Lebanese, the son of merchant parents. As a child, because he was a chubby boy - he weighed 114 kg - he earned the nickname Tatu and at age 14 in 1928 he was taken by his brother Eduardo Hatem to practice rowing to lose weight. In his 1930s, where he began to train and dedicate himself to the sport he considered to be his ideal of life. This would be your sport in your strength and claw. So began a series of fights to become professional and champion, adding victories through the ages. I've traveled the world.
HISTORIA DE FAUSTO BRUNOCULLA
Throughout his life, in the middle of the Struggle, Master Tatu made many friendships and formed many fighters. Especially in Rio de Janeiro, where he started teaching after he retired from the ring. His team competed in the sports circuits of Wrestling, Olympic Wrestling and Vale Tudo. Judo and Roman Fighters soon joined the group. Among his students, we find names like Mauro Gonzaga, Hugo Mello, Ricardo Calmon, Baianinho, Alvaro Alemán, René Bastos and many others, some of whom even competed in Vale Tudo fights against the Gracie Academy in the late 1950s. Two distinguished students gave continuity to the Hatem dynasty
Fausto Brunocilla e Carlos Brunocilla.
Mestre Fausto Brunocilla was one of Mestre Tatu's most illustrious students. A direct student of the Master, he helped train and train several other fighters, some of whom are well known.
HISTORIADE CARLOS BRUNOCILLA
Mestre Carlos Brunocilla, the popular "Carlinhos", was responsible for continuing the legacy left by Tatu and his father Fausto. Carlinhos, in 1979, was already Brazilian Wrestling Champion. A technical competitor, he soon became a great teacher, following in his father's footsteps and forming sacred names in the world of Wrestling.
Mestre Carlinhos trained fighters who compete in Fight and Vale Tudo. He was also responsible for spreading a Free Fight in several Brazilian States, especially in Amazonas, where there is a legion of fighters. Among others, Carlinhos was responsible for names such as Hugo Duarte, Eugênio Tadeu, Denilson Maia, Marcelo Mendes, Flávio Molina, Marco Ruas, Marcelo Bertolutti, João Bosco and Carlos Bigú and many others. others.