Rodrigo Medeiros

Rodrigo was born in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. He started training in Judo when he was 5 years old, and has a brown belt in Judo. At 12 years old he started training in Jiu-Jitsu, invited by his friend Maneco, who is a black belt from Carlson Gracie. After training with Maneco, he trained with Carlson Gracie, and has been with Carlson for over 20 years now. rodrigo
Rodrigo has his own Academy in Rio in Leblon Beach. It has been operational for 12 years, and has produced many champions like Carlson Gracie’s Academy. It is an affiliate of Carlson Gracie’s Academy in Rio.

Rodrigo has been living in California for 7 years and opened two academy locations: in Pacific Beach (San Diego) and La Habra (Los Angeles), and has been producing many champions with a high level of instruction to competitors and students who want to learn the art of jiu jitsu.

Rodrigo has competed in over 80 different Jiu-Jitsu tournaments and almost 300 competition matches. Winning most. He won 1st place in the Rio De Janeiro State tournament in July of 2000 and 1st place in the 2001 world championship in Rio de Janeiro. Rodrigo was Brazilian champion five times, from 1991-1995. He was considered the best technical athlete of all the tournaments, including the Brazilian championship and the Rio De Janeiro championship.

He is also a member of Carlson’s elite team. And he has been raised with some of the top names of the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu history, like Alan Goes, Murilo Bustamante, Mario (Zen Machine) Sperry, Carlos(Carlao) Barreto, Wallid Ismail, Ricardo Liborio, Roberto (Bebeo) Duarte, Rey Diogo, Dela Riva, Cassio Cardoso, Carlson Gracie Jr., Marcelo Alonso, Bolao, Maneco, Clovis, Crezio Chaves, Julio Fernades, Marcos Soares, Conan, Rosadao, Rinaldo Santos, Parrupinha, Toco, Renato Tavares and other great fighters.

Rodrigo is creating a new competion team in association with Julio Fernandes( Foca) called BJJ-REVOLUTION TEAM with the goal to make a nation wide top competition team.

The BJJ-REVOLUTION TEAM has begun… .

Here are a some titles won by Rodrigo Medeiros

  • 4 Times Gold Medalist in Pan-American Tournaments (95/96/2003/2004)
  • 3 times Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion (93/94/95)
  • Champion of US Open (97/98/99)
  • International USA Champion (98/99/00)
  • Skirmish Grappling Champion (98)
  • 4 times Rio de Janeiro State Champion (92/93/95/00)
  • Medal Bronze in The Abudhabi World Tournament (98)
  • 1st Place World Championship 2001
  • Atlantico Sul Cup Champion (90/91/92/93/94)
  • Bronze Medal Pan-American 2005