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Ramon Lemos is the head jiu jitsu coach and co-founder of the famous Atos Jiu Jitsu Team, having formed some of today’s top BJJ fighters, competitors such as Guilherme and Rafael Mendes, Gilbert Burns, Rodrigo Caporal amongst others. Ramon Lemos has also been involved with the grappling tuition of top Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters such as UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and Rodrigo “Minotauro”.

Ramon Lemos Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Ramon Lemos

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Andre Pederneiras > Ramon Lemos

Main Titles:

  • Sao Paulo State Champion (2006 – closed the brackets with his team mate Lucas Leite)
  • Circuito FJJ-Rio Champion (2008)
  • Natural Submission Fight Champion (2008)
  • World Black Belt Challenge Silver Medallist (2006)

Weight Category: Peso Pena or Leve – Featherweight and Lightweight.

Team/Affiliation: Atos Jiu Jitsu

Ramon Lemo’s Biography

Ramon Lemos was born on the 25th of April 1979, in Brazil. Raised in Niterói on the State of Rio de Janeiro, he started training through his father’s influence who also was a black belt in BJJ (named Geraldo Fialho Lopes). Ramon was 5 at the time, and he began his jiu jitsu tuition at the “Associação Oriente”, an academy with strong ties to Nova Uniao. Several instructors passed by the Oriente gym, but of the bunch, few had more influence in Ramon Lemos’s evolution then Welton Ribeiro, Ivanilson and Alexandre “Zulu” Moura.

When Ramon Lemos reached the age of 16, he decided that he wanted to fully commit to a career in jiu jitsu, that commitment took him to the Nova Uniao headquarters in Rio de Janeiro. Under André Pederneiras’s supervision, he understood what Jiu Jitsu really was. Pederneiras’s innovative style of teaching really opened Lemos’s mind and served as the basis of what he wanted to become as a teacher (one of Lemos’s dreams).

Around the year 2000 Ramon was invited by Vitor Ribeiro and Pederneiras to open a Nova Uniao academy in Rio Claro (State of Sao Paulo), an opportunity he grabbed with both hands. There he developed his own program based strongly on teaching moral standards to his students and with a heavy evangelic influence. With time he started to become more separated from his Nova Uniao lineage and closer to the Brasa academy, a team with stronger roots in Sao Paulo.

In October 2008 the split in Brasa originated Ramon Lemos to leave that team, also, and form a team of his own. He gathered a few friends who also shared his strong religious beliefs (André Galvao and Gustavo Campos) and created the Atos team. The team grew strong with the talent created by Ramon in Rio Claro and Gustavo in Porto Alegre, making it’s mark in competitions from the start. Soon others joined the club, even fighters like Claudio Calasans who had fought and defeated Ramon Lemos in 2006.

Ramon Lemos in Action

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