PERTH man Rodrigo Costa recently became the most successful Australian fighter in the history of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
On the weekend of June 3-5, Mr Costa fought at the World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship in Long Beach, California, winning a silver medal in the light featherweight brown belt division.
It is the best result ever achieved by an Australian in the martial art.
Costa trains at the Mach 1 Gym in Osborne Park, an affiliate of Nova União, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy based in Rio de Janeiro.
The 27-year-old returned from the US on Thursday night after a gruelling tournament and a long flight home.
Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a martial art and combat sport that is particularly well known for equipping people with smaller builds with skills for self defence against larger opponents.