Gilmarcos de Bastos Junior is 29 years old and is a full time karate teacher. He comes from a family of karate practitioners and began learning karate before he could walk from his Sensei, who is also his father. Gilmarcos was never forced to train and always speaks to his passion and love for the art, sport and all facets of Karate. Gilmarcos has a 3 year old daughter and is a devout believer in his faith in Jesus Christ.
Currently he is coached by his close friend Assunção de Carvalho as he expands his martial arts knowledge and experience.
“There’s nothing in the world that I like more than fighting, and in karate rules I’m sure I can beat anyone! My biggest motivation is that I can give my family a better life here in Brazil, so I do not think anyone will take it from me. Oss!”