Bilingual: Fluent reading/writing Portuguese/English
World Class athlete and Instructor seeking for position as a Trainer for a top-tier Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program in Abu Dhabi. Bringing extensive personal experience and education in exercise science and sports.
Coached many professional MMA fighters, from 2006 to present, Including such names as Former Strikeforce and Pride FC Champion, and currently UFC Top Contender Dan Henderson (2006-2008) , Former Pride FC and UFC Fighter Thierry Sokoudjou (2006-2008), former UFC and Strikeforce Fighter Jesse Taylor (2006-2008), UFC Top Contender Chael Sonnen (2011-Present), and all Xtreme Couture Fighters (2008-2012).
I have also an outstanding experience in competition that started in 1998. During this period I've competed against many of the best grapplers in the World, establishing myself and of the best BJJ/Grappling practitioners in the World by winning many major tournaments, Including IBJJF World Titles and winning the Prestigious ADCC Tournament in 2011.
Working with regular members and Professional Fighters.
Worked with regular members, mostly adults, and also worked with their whole Professional MMA Team.
Worked with regular members and Professional Fighters during that period.
While working at Team Quest MMA, I helped World Class Athletes like Dan Henderson, Thierry Sokoudjou and Jesse Taylor prepare for their professional bouts in Pride FC, UFC and Strikeforce.
This was my first Job as an Instructor in the USA. At Gracie Sports Center I Shared my competition experience and techniques with student to help them to do their best during practices and competitions, since I was still a really young and active competitor at that time.
During that period I also worked with children and women, which taught me more than just focus on the competition side of the sports but also taught me how to deal with normal people that weren't willing to be competitors.
Started my graduation school in 2003, but I couldn't finish it, since I've moved to the USA in 2004.
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