2x Pan Ams Champion 5th degree Black Belt
A life longer martial artist, Rodrigo is of one the best instructors and competitors of his generation. Starting Judo at the early age of 4 and Jiu Jitsu at 8, he was exposed to the best instructors and was able to build a solid and strong foundation allied with a fearless spirit in competition, achieving multiple organizations world championships. Rodrigo found in Alliance a team that values, organization, training parts to excel. Besides teaching professional fighters, beginners, kids, executives, Law Enforcements, and Special Forces, he competed and medaled in important tournaments such as Pan Ams, Worlds Masters, Worlds No Gi, Metamoris, Brazilian Nationals, American Nationals, and the Rio State Championships.
“Jiu Jitsu is a great tool that not only teaches martial arts and self-defense but gives you the confidence to go out and be great at whatever you do! Whether you are a young kid in school, a Doctor, a Police officer, a teacher, a mother, a father, or a future World Champion, Jiu Jitsu will give you the wisdom to be successful!”
Still, an active competitor, Rodrigo was inducted into the 2018 United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame. He also holds the rank of Black Belt in Judo, Hayastan Grappling, and Ginastica Natural Certified Instructor. Rodrigo resides in Key Biscayne, FL with his beautiful wife and his 2 young daughters (4 and 6 yrs old), both learning Jiu Jitsu.