Master Sergio Penha. Most known for being one of the only guys to give Rickson Gracie his toughest match ever back in the '80's. Rickson tapped him in the final minutes of their match after Sergio put on a dominant performance, up 15 points to 0. Sergio is also one of very few people that has surpassed brown belt and promoted straight to black belt with the permission from Grand Master Helio Gracie to Osvaldo Alves. He has trained and guided some of the sports top fighters and athletes such as Frank Mir, Stephan Bonnar, BJ Penn, Saku, and many more. He was awarded his 8th degree coral belt last fall as well, a HUGE honor in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I just feel the need to post about him, because, I rarely see anything about him anymore and what I see from him is from years and years back. We need to keep this legend alive on the forums. This is a more recent picture of him with his red and white coral belt. just an absolute BJJ legend and one of the few Teachers nowadays of pure Old School Jiu-Jitsu. Long thread, I know, but what are your thoughts on Master Sergio?? anyone on here trained in Old School BJJ??