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Marcel Louzado is one of the top representatives of the Checkmat team in the United States. A former Judo Brazilian Champion and a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Roberto Godoi, Marcel Louzado has medalled in most important BJJ tournaments as a competitor, a success he carried with him as a coach.

Marcel Louzado in Detail

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos GracieHelio Gracie>Rickson GracieMarcelo BehringWaldomiro Perez > Roberto Godoi > Marcel Louzado

Main Achievements:

  • World Nogi Champion (2007)
  • World Champion (2001 brown)
  • Pan American Champion (2000 purple, 2001 brown – absolute)
  • Brazilian National Champion (2001 brown – absolute, 2002)
  • World Cup Champion (2004 – closed bracket with team mate)
  • Sao Paulo State Champion (2002, 2001, 2000)
  • NAGA Champion (2007)
  • World Silver Medallist (2003)
  • World Nogi Silver Medallist (2009)
  • World Bronze Medallist (2002, 2008)

Weight Division: Peso Pesado (94kg/207lbs) – Has fought in other weight classes.

Team Association: Checkmat

Marcel Louzado Biography

Marcel Louzado was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil and it was there that he started practicing Jiu Jitsu in the early 1990s. He went through the ranks fighting for the Godoi/Macaco school, a school led by two of the most famous Sao Paulo black belts, Jorge Patino and Roberto Godoi. When the team split in 2001, Louzado kept on Godoi’s side and it was him who awarded Marcel his black belt in 2002.

With all the turmoil surrounding the team at that time, Louzado ended switching camps and moving to the (then) recently formed Master Team, Master as an organization had a short term life and soon most of its team members moved on to found Brasa, and Marcelo followed. Marcel had also a short spell at TT (a team formed by Terere and Eduardo Telles), but as soon as Checkmat was born, Louzado signed up and became one of their strongest competitors (as he had been for all of his previous teams). He led the Checkmat Nogi team to a world title in 2007.

Since arriving in the USA, Marcel has raised a successful academy in California; he has also helped several professional MMA fighters with their ground work. Fighters such as Jason Miller, King Mo Lawal, Mark Muñoz, Jake Ellenberger and many others.

Marcel Louzado Academy:
Orange County Jiu Jitsu
22661 Lambert Street #209
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Marcel Louzado vs Andre Marola

Marcel Louzado


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