We are over the moon to welcome back one of the true legends
of BJJ, a champion numerous times over, and an innovator of the sport.
Now a 4th
degree black belt, Braulio “Carcará” Estima was awarded his Black Belt by
Carlos Gracie Jr over 15 years ago.
Since first donning a Gi he has competed – and won –
tournaments across the globe, setting records and lifting trophies.
Braulio will be joining us again here in Belfast to share
some of his extensive experience, so don’t miss out!
Early life and career
Born in Recife, Northern Brazil, Braulio first started judo
at age 9, but stopped a year later after his coach was tragically killed in a
He didn’t take up a martial art again until the age of 16
when he discovered Jiu-Jitsu through a friend.
Under the instruction of Charles dos Anjos, Braulio was soon
awarded his blue belt after winning 5 major junior titles in a row.
Purple followed 3 years later, and after winning bronze at
the Pan-American Championship in 2000, he was promoted to brown belt.
Anarchy in the UK
Alain Pozo, an old training partner of Braulio’s, was living
in London and invited Braulio to come over to the UK. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu was
booming in Europe around this time, and Braulio didn’t hesitate.
In London, Braulio trained for a short while at Carlson
Gracie’s team in the famous “Boiler Room” academy, and soon after was invited
to Birmingham by the legendary Maurição Gomes
to teach at the first Gracie Barra Academy in the UK.
Maurição’s son Roger Gracie (you
may have heard of him!) was Braulio’s training partner, and together grew to
the point where they became two of the best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners
on the planet.
Braulio has taught several respected UK grapplers including
our very own Graham Keys.
Championships and records
We’re not going to list the fights Braulio Estima has won
because there’s simply too many. Instead here’s a quick summary of his achievements:
IBJJF 3x World Champion
UAEJJF World Pro Champion
ADCC 3x Champion
IBJJF Multiple time European Champion and Record Holder
IBJJF Pan American Champion
Braulio currently holds the most wins at the European
Championship, with a total number of 5, and made history when he submitted
seven people in a ridiculous 5 minutes and 24 seconds at the 2003 Pan-American
Needless to say, he’s better at BJJ than you, so you’ll
probably want to hear what he has to say at our upcoming seminar.
Learn from a living legend right here in Belfast
Braulio Estima is coming here for 2 days only, so now’s your
chance to learn first-hand from one of the sports’ biggest names.
On Friday, March 13th and Saturday the 14th,
Braulio will be teaching a lucky few right here in our gym, and with places
limited, there’s no time to wait!
This is your chance to meet and learn from one of the most
decorated grapplers in the world, so don’t miss it!
Register your interest at the front desk and put your name down for what’s sure to be an eye-opening experience!
If you have any questions about the event, or about BJJ in general, then please don’t hesitate to contact us.