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Rodrigo Medeiros Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Get trained in the best Jiu Jitsu academy in San Diego! At Rodrigo Medeiros Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, located at the PB Fight Center in Pacific Beach, we’ve created a Jiu Jitsu school unlike any other school you’ve ever seen. The school philosophy, the facility, and teaching methods are designed to provide a positive and fun learning environment. Come visit us for a FREE introductory class!

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 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 seven 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.

  • Bruce Kivo says:

    Trained at Rodrigo’s PB Fight Center whenever I was in San Diego. Great experience. Rodrigo has a special way about him. He has the spirit of a true martial artist …fabulous place to learn weather experienced or beginner. His chief instructor Stephano is also from the same mold as Rodrigo….humble and skilled. The talent pool is amazing….world champs of BJJ and MMA will stop by to train. Watched Big Nog roll with a world champion wrestler for 2 hrs one night

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