Helvecio Penna is a De La Riva black belt with a unique story; he is over 50 and still competes in the adult division against some of the best black belts in the world. What else? He also works full time and helps the kids in the slums of Rio. Life can’t more meaningful than that.
Helvecio Penna is one of the main instructors at De La Riva HQ in Rio de Janeiro. He is also one of the most unique jiu-jitsu athletes because although he is over 50 years of age, he still competes many times per year in top tournaments and at times, even in the adult division and does well.