With 17 years of experience. He was born in the city of Curitiba in southern Brazil. At the age of 16 he was inspired to practice the “Gentle Art” after watching Royce Gracie’s dominance in the first UFC telecasts.
He has trained under Gile Ribeiro, Rodrigo Medeiros, Sebastian Lalli and received his black belt from Rodrigo Teixeira. He currently trains with IBJJF Hall of Fame brothers Saulo and Xande Ribeiro.
Its an honor to share the gentle art with Higher Ground / Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu students and help them achieve a better lifestyle on and off the mats.
Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda, Carlos Gracie, Helio Gracie, Paulo Romito (Red Belt), Amelio Arruda (Red Belt), Anibal Braga (Red and white belt), Pedro Carvalho, Rodrigo Teixeira.
2009 IBJJF No Gi Worlds | Bronze
2010 IBJJF New York Open | Gold
2010 IBJJF Las Vegas Open | Gold
2010 National Championship | Gold
2012 NABJJF Los Angeles Open | Gold
2016 IBJJF Chicago Open | Silver