Encantadia’s Rocco Nacino bags gold medal in jiu-jitsu championship, beating other countries’ fighters

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Kapuso star Rocco Nacino exhibited his prowess in martial arts when he joined and emerged as champion of the Manila International Open 2017: IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation) Jiu-Jitsu Championship.

The actor took home a gold medal from the competition that was held May 6 at the Mall of Asia.

“You know it’s true what they say—if you put your heart to it, you’ll achieve whatever goal you have. It was a good day today. Beat fighters from Guam, Taiwan and Korea to bag my first @ibjjf International Gold medal,” he said in an Instagram post.

He also said that he is happy to have implemented his game plan and made sure his ears were open to listening to his teammates coaching him.

“Thank you to our coaches and teammates for being there for us! Good day of competing and bonding with friends.” “This is a milestone in my journey in this beautiful art of Jiu Jitsu! Oss! Para sa iyo ito, Nanay!” he added.