“An accomplished black belt athlete and professor with over 20 years of experience in the field of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Ricardo gained his 4th degree black belt studying under professor Jorge Pina Barbosa in São Lourenço Minas Gerais Brazil and has won over 70 medals in his career with his latest accomplishment winning second place in his division at Boston international Open 2018, several times Naga champion Silver medal in his division and open weight at the Abu Dhabi World Pro Jiu Jitsu Championships back in 2014 and winning second place in his division at the Abu Dhabi World Pro Jiu-Jitsu championship 2015.  

Ricardo also holds a brown belt in Judo although his focus is mainly in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Ricardo posses extensive knowledge in training and managing large group classes while closely paying attention to every individual’s needs and goals whether it be to compete, gain self-defense skills or to just get fit whilst learning a martial arts sport. Ricardo’s keen attention to detail and patience in teaching and developing students has earned him the outstanding reputation he holds today while training tomorrow’s top Jiu-Jitsu practitioners.

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