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Jefferson Moura

Jefferson Moura is one of the most prestigious representatives of the Gracie Barra family. An extremely accomplished Jiu Jitsu athlete with wins at the Mundial and the Brazilian Nationals, Jefferson took over the mammoth task of replacing Carlos Gracie Junior at the helm of the Gracie Barra Headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, after the famous coach moved to the United States.

Jefferson Moura Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Jefferson Moura

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Sr. > Carlos Gracie Junior > Jefferson Moura

Main Achievements:

  • World Champion (2002 – closed bracket with team mate, 2003)
  • Brazilian National Champion (2001, 2006, 2009)
  • Brazilian Teams National Champion (2002)
  • World Silver Medallist (2004)
  • Brazilian National Silver Medallist (2004, 2005)
  • Brazilian Teams National 2nd Place (2009)
  • World Bronze Medallist (2001)
  • Brazilian National Bronze Medallist (1998 brown, 2000)

Weight Division: Peso Pesado 94kg/207lbs

Favourite Position: Triangle

Team/Association: Gracie Barra

Jefferson Moura Biography

Jefferson Moura was born on October 28th, 1977. Though it is unclear exactly when this surfing aficionado started training Jiu Jitsu, it is known, that he reached the grade of black belt in 1999 and was at the time already considered one of the top BJJ prospects in the world, a title he confirmed in the years that followed with several medals in the world’s most significant tournaments, and wins over important fighters such as Alexandre Sousa, Robert Drysdale, Eduardo Telles and many others.

On November 2009, as Carlos Gracie Junior and Marcio Feitosa left Brazil to manage Gracie Barra from the United States, many feared that this would be the beginning of the end for GB’s team in Rio. But with Jefferson Moura at the helm, the Barra team continued in good form and maintained the good performances and high standards. Though Moura has taken care of most classes in the gym, he still finds time to compete and be successful.

Banner photo taken by William Burkhardt of BJJ Pix.

Gracie Barra Head Quarters – Rio De Janeiro

300, Av. Comandante Júlio de Moura
Post Code: 22620-012 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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