Roberto Satoshi, also known as Roberto “Toshi”, is one of five successful grappling siblings: Mauricio Dai de Souza, Marcos Yoshio de Souza, and Cristiane Yukari de Souza, all children of the late Master Adilson de Souza. Roberto became a big name in Jiu Jitsu after his win at the World Championship in 2010 (brown belt), being considered after that tournament one of the hottest prospects in BJJ. A status well solidified in the years that followed with wins at the European Open, Rickson Gracie Cup and many other tournaments.
Roberto Satoshi Jiu Jitsu
Full Name: Roberto Satoshi de Souza
Nickname: His father always called him “Toshi” (short for Satoshi), and that name is still used regularly amongst friends and media.
- European Open Champion (2012 black, 2011 brown)
- World Pro Cup Champion (2012)
- Asian Open Champion (2010 absolute)
- World Champion (2006 blue weight & absolute, 2009 purple, 2010 brown)
- Rickson Gracie Cup Champion (2008 purple, 2010 brown open weight)
- DEEP XGP Champion (2007)
- Sao Paulo State Champion (2007)
Favourite Position: Guard
Weight Division: Peso Leve (76kg/167lbs)
Team/Association: Academia Bonsai
- Dragao Kimonos
- Haleo suplementos
Roberto Satoshi Biography
Roberto Satoshi de Souza was born on the 19th of September, 1989 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Roberto started training martial arts as a child under his father’s tutelage, learning Judo at first and later Jiu Jitsu. Reaping the profits of being one of the youngest of a family fully dedicated to Jiu Jitsu, Roberto started making a dent in the BJJ junior divisions by winning several trophies, including the World Championship in both his weight category and the open weight, immediately standing out as one of the sports rising starts. Unfortunately, after 2006, the World Jiu Jitsu championship was taken away from Brazil and started being held in California, USA, as Satoshi could not get strong sponsorships to compete abroad he missed a couple of years, making his return in 2009 with a successful run for the world title.
As Mauricio (Roberto’s oldest brother) settled in Japan, opening an academy there, Satoshi decided to visit the country both to compete and to see his brother. The experience was so successful that Roberto decided to stay for good, at first living as he could, working in factories to survive, but shortly after he managed to break through and started making a living solely out of competing and teaching Jiu Jitsu.
On the 1st of May 2011, Roberto Satoshi received the well deserved black belt from the hands of his father, hours after the cerimony Master Adilson de Souza passed away on the hospital due to a prolonged illness.
Roberto Satoshi Grappling Record
Roberto Satoshi de Souza’s record at black belt in the main tournaments of the jiu jitsu circuit.
|Samuel Hertzog||W||Choke||Euro Open||Leve||Rd 1||2012|
|Pedro Bessa||W||Flying Triangle||Euro Open||Leve||¼ Final||2012|
|Michael Langhi||W||Points (6×2)||Euro Open||Leve||Semi||2012|
|JT Torres||W||Points (5×0)||Euro Open||Leve||Final||2012|
|Rodrigo Caporal||W||n/a||WJJPC Trials||-76kg||n/a||2012|
|Rogerio Yoski||W||n/a||WJJPC Trials||-76kg||Final||2012|
|Davi Ramos||W||Points (3×2)||WJJPC||-76kg||Round||2012|
|Thiago Braga||W||Clock Choke||WJJPC||-76kg||¼ Final||2012|
|JT Torres||W||Points (2×0)||WJJPC||-76kg||Semi||2012|
|Lucas Lepri||W||Points (2×0)||WJJPC||-76kg||Final||2012|
|n/a||W||Submission||World Champ||Leve||Rd 2||2012|
|Italo Lins||W||n/a||World Champ||Leve||Rd 3||2012|
|JT Torres||W||Pts (2×2, Ng 0×1)||World Champ||Leve||¼ Final||2012|
|Leandro Lo||L||Points (7×2)||World Champ||Leve||Semi||2012|
|Carlos Vieira||W||Points (2×0)||WJJPC||Leve||n/a||2013|
Roberto Satoshi de Souza Fight Videos
Roberto Satoshi vs Samuel Kinoshita
Roberto Satoshi vs Jordon Schultz
Roberto Satoshi vs Michael Langhi
Roberto Satoshi vs Pedro Bessa