Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – Champions
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a game in which both men and women participate. The participants take part in various tournaments to win medals and improve their national and international ranks. Following are the details of some of the champions of this sport.
Roger Gracie Gomes
Roger Gracie Gomes, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu player, is also a mixed martial artist. Currently he is third degree black belt who has won all the eight matches in ADCC Submission World Wrestling Championship.
In 2003 ADCC Championship, he won a bronze medal in under 99 kg category while in 2005 he won gold in under 99 kg and absolute categories. He has also taken part in World Championships where he has won silver and gold medals in both under 99 kg and absolute categories.
Marcus Almeida is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu player who is a black belt and plays for Checkmate team. He took part in many world championships and won the games. In 2011 World Championship, he won silver in under 100 kg category and bronze in the absolute category, while he won the gold medal in both the categories in 2012, 2013, and 2014 World Championships.
He also took part in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Cup held in Abu Dhabi where he won gold in above 100 kg category in 2012. In 2013, he won silver in above 100 kg category and gold in the absolute category. Besides this, he has also taken part in the Nogi World Championship and the Pan American Championship.
Saulo Ribeiro is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu player who is a fifth degree black belt. Previously he has earned black belt in judo and after that started training in Jiu Jitsu. He earned the black belt in Jiu Jitsu in 1995. He is the winner of Jiu Jitsu Championship five times in different weight classes.
In the World Jiu Jitsu Championship, he won five golds, four silvers and one bronze in various categories. In ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship he won two golds, two silvers, and one bronze. Besides these, he also took part in other championships and won many medals.
Marcelo Garcia is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu player and is a black belt holder. He has won five World Championship titles in middle weight category. He has taken part in many championships and has won golds, silvers, and bronzes.
In the ADCC Championships, he has won three golds, two silvers, and one bronze. In the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Championships, he has won five golds, one silver, and one bronze. He has taken part in the Pan American Championship only once and won a gold medal in the under 82kg category.
Rodolfo Vieira is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu player who has won World Championship four times and World Cup six times. Rodolfo started his career in 2009 and won the World Cup north trials. At this time, he was a brown belt and took part in mixed brown and black belt division.
He also defeated the then two-time world champion Braulio Estima and got the nickname as the black belt hunter as still he was brown belt. He has taken part in various categories in World Championships and won five golds and two silvers. In the World Cup he won seven golds and two silvers. In the Pan American Championship and European Championships, he won two golds each.
Leticia Ribeiro is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu player who is a fourth degree black belt and has won the World Cup many times. She started her training in 1995 under Royler Gracie in Tijuca Academy. She has won many medals in various categories.
She started her career with a blue belt where she got the first place in the Brazilian National Championships in 1996. With a Purple Belt, she has won the National and Rio de Janeiro Championships. After earning the black belt, she took part in the National as well as International Championships.
Gabrielle Garcia is a grappling world champion and is a native of Brazil. She has won the Abu Dhabi Combat Club Championships two times and Brazilian Championships nine times. She was banned for some time for taking fertility drugs but the ban was lifted when it was found that she was not at fault.
In 2015, she fought with Lei’D Tapa and defeated her via TKO in the first round. In her career till date she has won two golds in Grappling in Abu Dhabi Combat and nine golds and one silver in World Championship.
Luanna Alzuguir is a Jiu Jitsu player who has achieved the Black Belt. In 2009 and 2010, she has won World Championships, National Championships, and Pan American Championships. She is also a champion of ADCC.
She is the five times winner of World Championship, one-time winner of Open Class Champion, three times winner of World Pro five times winner of Pan American and Brazilian National Championships.
In the ADCC Championships, she won one gold, one silver, and one bronze in the under 60kg category. While in the World Championship, she won five golds, two silvers, and one bronze medal.
Kyra Gracie is a world champion in Grappling and is also a Jiu Jitsu player. In 2005, 2007, and 2011, Gracie won ADCC Championships where she participated in the under 60kg category. She won World Championships in 2006 and 2010.
In 2008 also, she won the gold in World Championships in light weight and open divisions categories. She also won silver in 2004, 2005, 2009, and 2011. Besides this, she competed in Sasuke and now she gives training in Wrestling, Judo, and Jiu Jitsu.
Bianca Andrade is one of the best players of Jiu Jitsu who has won national as well as international championships. These achievements have placed her name in the IBJJF Hall of Fame.
She started her career in body boarding but due to defeats in many competitions she turned to Jiu Jitsu. She kept on practicing and making her more competitive and in 2000 she won her first medal.
In 2009 she defeated Sayaka Shioda in just a few seconds. She won the world championship in 2005, 2008, 2009, and 2010. Along with this, she also won the World Nogi Championship in 2007 and 2008 and the National Championship in 2005 and onwards till 2010.