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 who 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 delf defense but gives you 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 to 2018 United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame. He also holds a rank of Black Belt in Judo, Hayastan Grappling and Ginastica Natural Certified Instructor.