The name “Escorrega” translated means slippery. Sensei Antonio Pedroso, Lemos’s Judo coach when he was a child, gave him the name because Carlos was very hard to hold down when doing newaza (ground work), and none of the other kids could pin him. Carlos was always slipping away and so he started being called slippery.
Carlos Lemos Junior, commonly known as “Escorrega”, is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Master Carlos Gracie Junior. Lemos is a former World Champion (1999 purple, 2002 black) who became one of the Gracie Barra‘s “missionaries” in Europe at the turn of the century, having opened several of the team’s franchises in the old continent. Escorrega has also ventured successfully into mixed martial arts (MMA) where he had an auspicious start with two wins in 2011.
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