Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Ana Maria India

Ana Maria, known in the fighting World as India is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt from the Checkmat BJJ team. She is also a prolific Mixed Martial Artist (MMA) who has competed against some of the best in the sport.
Ana Maria was born in Barreiras in the State of Bahia, Brazil.

Ana was a late bloomer as she only picked up Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at the age of 21, having never trained in a martial art or combat sport before. Her first teacher was Alexandre Oliveira in Marilia, São Paulo. A person that nourished Ana Maria and forced her into believing she could go far in the sport.

She moved on from São Paulo to Salvador and the training didn’t stop. This time she started training with “Mestre Shark” from Brazilian Top Team (BTT), and was awarded her Blue and Purple Belt by Mr Shark.

Her Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Career really blossomed with BTT and travelling to the main academy in Rio de Janeiro was inevitable. Murilo Bustamante awarded her with the Brown Belt for her many achievements and for her 6 years under the BTT banner.

In late 2008 Ana joined the renowned Fight Zone Gym, Head Quarters of Check Mat Team in Rio de Janeiro.
Ana Maria was part of the TV Documentary “No Limite” a program about women’s MMA in Brazil, during the making of the show, her Master Ricardo Vieira awarded her a very well deserved Black Belt.

Name: Ana Maria
Nick Name : India
Record : 3 - 4 - 0 (Win - Loss - Draw)
Wins : 3 Submissions ( 100 %)
Losses : 1 (T)KOs ( 25 %)
2 Submissions ( 50 %)
1 Decisions ( 25 %)
Association : Brazilian Top Team
Height : 5'5" (166cm)
Weight :140lbs (64kg)
Style :Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Country : Brazil

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