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Rodrigo Antunes

He also holds a rank of Black Belt in Judo and Ginastica Natural Certified Instructor. In 2016, Gokor Chivychian and Gene LeBell (in memoriam) promoted Rodrigo to the rank of Black Belt in their Grappling System.  July 2023, Grand Master Joao Alberto Barreto (1st Helio Gracie Black Belt) promoted Rodrigo Antunes to the rank of 6th degree, making him the highest rank in Colorado.

In July 2018, Sensei Rodrigo was inducted to United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame.

“Jiu Jitsu is a great tool that not only teaches martial arts and self defense but gives you confidence to go out and be great at whatever you do! Whether you are a young kid in school, a Doctor, a Police officer, a teacher, a mother, a father, or a future World Champion, Jiu Jitsu will give you the wisdom to be successful! “

Rodrigo resides in Denver, CO with his beautiful wife and his 2 precious daughters both learning Jiu Jitsu.

Rodrigo Antunes’ Achievements Include:

  • BJJ Black Belt 6th degree
  • 3 x World Champion (SJJF & JJWL)
  • 2 x IBJJF Pan American Champion (GI and No Gi) 
1 x IBJJF Worlds No Gi Champion
  • 2 x IBJJF European Champion
  • 4 x IBJJF Worlds Masters Medalist
  • 2 x Brazilian Champion
  • 3 x American Nationals Champion
  • 2023 & 2017  World Ranked #2 in the World
  • F2win Masters Heavy Weight Belt Holder Champion
  • UFC Grappling Belt Champion
  • Metamoris Veteran
  • EBI Veteran
  • United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame – Ambassador
  • Judo Black Belt (Gokor Chivichian & Gene LeBell)
  • Ginastica Natural Level 3 Certified Instructor
  • Gracie Survival Tactics Certified Instructor
  • Brazilian Navy Special Forces Instructor

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