Professor Rodrigo Teixeira
5th Degree BJJ Black Belt
Rodrigo Teixeira is from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. He started his Jiu Jitsu journey at the age of 12 under his brother Professor Pedro Carvalho. In 1995 Rodrigo moved to USA, Rodrigo & his brother were amongst the first few BJJ Instructors spreading the gentle art in the states. Rodrigo got his Black Belt at the age of 21, recently he got promoted to the rank of 5th Degree Black Belt.
At an early age Rodrigo realized his passion for teaching BJJ, since then he has trained people from all areas of life from UFC Fighters to Military & Law Enforcement Officers. He has conducted many seminars to date around the world across 26 countries.
Rodrigo is among few of the BJJ Practitioners who has a knack for teaching as well as is a highly accomplished competitor. He has won numerous amount of BJJ Championships in his 24 years of BJJ Career so far. He has won Pan Ams, European Championship, King of the Cage MMA, South American Championship, American Nationals and few other IBJJF championships.
Professor Rodrigo believes in sharing the beautiful art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with the entire world. He travels across the globe conducting seminars and promoting a stronger, safer and healthier society. His style of BJJ is Traditional yet Modern, as he actively competes so his game is always up to date and evolving yet he keep the roots of Grand Master Helio Gracie Jiu Jitsu alive by teaching Self Defense aspect of BJJ along with the modern techniques which are competition oriented.