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Rodrigo Munduruca

Instructor

 

Professor Rodrigo Munduruca started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 1995 in Brazil under professors Sylvio Behring and Mauricio Pereira. He was awarded his Black Belt in 2000 and is currently a 5th degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Master Rolker Gracie and Master Royler Gracie.

Professor Rodrigo immigrated to Canada in 1999 to teach Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and was one of the first BJJ teachers in Canada. Since that time, he has made a name for himself and is a renowned and respected instructor, as well as an accomplished competitor.As of January 2020, he has promoted over 40 martial artists to the rank of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt across Canada.

Professor Rodrigo opened his own Gracie Humaitá academy in Winnipeg, Manitoba and currently has six affiliated gyms throughout Canada and two in Mexico. He currently resides in San Diego County with his wife and two children, and is now teaching at 7 Spears Martial Arts in Poway, CA.

As successful as he has been teaching and coaching adults, Professor Rodrigo actually specializes in teaching kids’ classes. He is gentle, patient, and respectful to the kids and they respond well to his kind, fun yet firm, approach to teaching the art of Jiu-Jitsu.

COMPETITION RESUME

•2007 WORLDS MASTER & SENIOR – RIO, BRAZIL – 2ND

PLACE – MASTER 1 BLACK BELT

•2008 FILA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – LUZERNE, SWITZERLAND 1ST

PLACE GI DIVISION / 3RD PLACE NO GI DIVISION

•2009/2010/2011 CANADA QUALIFIER ABU DHABI PRO – MONTREAL,

CANADA 1ST PLACE BLACK BELT

•2009 WORLDS MASTER

& SENIOR – RIO, BRAZIL- 3RD PLACE MASTER 1 BLACK BELT

•2010 BRAZILIAN NATIONALS – RIO, BRAZIL – 1STPLACE

MASTER 1 BLACK BELT

•2010 WORLDS MASTER

& SENIOR – RIO, BRAZIL – 1ST PLACE MASTER 1 BLACK BELT

•2010 WORLDS MASTER & SENIOR – RIO, BRAZIL – 1ST

PLACE OPEN CLASS MASTER

•2011 PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP – 1ST PLACE MASTER

1 BLACK BELT

•2011 WORLD NO GI CHAMPIONSHIP – LONG BEACH,CA – 1ST PLACE – MASTER 1 BLACK BELT

•2012 – EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP – LISBON, PORTUGAL 1ST PLACE MASTER 1 BLACK BELT

•2012 WORLD MASTER CHAMPIONSHIP – LONG BEACH,CA – 3RD PLACE MASTER 1 BLACK BELT

•2013 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP – LISBON, PORTUGAL – 1ST PLACE MASTER 1

•2013 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP – LISBON, PORTUGAL – 3RD PLACE MASTER 1 OPEN CLASS

•2013 PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP – 1ST PLACE MASTER 1 BLACK BELT

•2013 WORLD MASTER CHAMPIONSHIP – LONG BEACH,CA – 3RD PLACE MASTER 1

•2014 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP – LISBON, PORTUGAL – 2ND PLACE MASTER 1

•2014 PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP – 3RD PLACE MASTER 1 BLACK BELT

•2014 AMERICAN NATIONALS – 1ST PLACE MASTER 1 BLACK BELT OPEN CLASS

•2015 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP – LISBON, PORTUGAL – 1ST PLACE MASTER 1 BLACK BELT

•2015 WORLD MASTER CHAMPIONSHIP –LAS VEGAS,NV– 3RD PLACE MASTER 2

•2015 WORLD NO GI CHAMPIONSHIP – LONG BEACH,CA – 2ND PLACE – MASTER 1

•2016 EUROPEAN

CHAMPIONSHIP – LISBON, PORTUGAL – 1ST PLACE MASTER 1 BLACK BELT

•2016 PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP – 2ND PLACE MASTER 1 BLACK BELT

•2017 EUROPEAN MASTER CHAMPIONSHIP – BARCELONA, SPAIN – 1ST

PLACE BLACK BELT MASTER 1

•2017 WORLD MASTER CHAMPIONSHIP –LAS VEGAS,NV– 3RD

PLACE MASTER 2 BLACK BELT

•2017 SAN DIEGO OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP – SD,CA – 1ST

PLACE – MASTER 1 BLACK BELT

•2017 WORLD MASTER CHAMPIONSHIP –LAS VEGAS,NV– 3RD

PLACE MASTER 2 BLACK BELT

•2017 SAN DIEGO OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP – SD,CA – 1ST

PLACE – MASTER 1 BLACK BELT

•2018 IBJJF PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP – 1ST PLACE BLACK BELT MASTER 3 – ULTRA HEAVY

•2018 IBJJF TOKYO OPEN – 1ST PLACE- BLACK BELT MASTER 3 – ULTRA HEAVY

•2018 IBJJF TOKYO OPEN – 1ST PLACE BLACK BELT MASTER 3 – OPEN CLASS

•2018 IBJJF ASIAN MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP – BLACK BELT MASTER 3 – ULTRA HEAVY

•2018 IBJJF ASIAN MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP – BLACK BELT MASTER 3 – OPEN CLASS

•1ST PLACE ULTRA HEAVY MASTER – EUROPEANS 2019 LISBON- PORTUGAL

•1ST PLACE ULTRA HEAVY MASTER 3 2019 PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP

•MASTER’S EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP 2019

GOLD MEDAL – MASTER 3 ULTRA HEAVY

GOLD MEDAL – MASTER 3 OPEN CLASS

•2019 SAN DIEGO SPRING INTERNATIONAL GOLD MEDAL – MASTER 3 ULTRA HEAVY

GOLD MEDAL – MASTER 3 OPEN CLASS

•2019 AMERICAN NATIONAL’S CHAMPIONSHIP

GOLD MEDAL – MASTER 3 ULTRA HEAVY

•IBJJF NEW YORK PRO

GOLD MEDAL – MASTER 3 ULTRA HEAVY

GOLD MEDAL – MASTER 3 OPEN CLASS

•IBJJF 2ND PLACE OVERALL (1434 ATHLETES ) MASTER 3 DIVISION 2018/2019 SEASON

•2020 FIGHT TO WIN SUPERFIGHT CHAMPION – SAN DIEGO – CA