Rogerio Taborda, mainly known as “Tatu” in the BJJ realm is a Jiu Jitsu Black Belt and instructor who teaches in the USA today. Nickname: Tatu means armadillo in Portuguese a name given by his training partners, because of how hard it was to take his back while rolling Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Jorge Pereira > Rogerio Taborda Main Achievements in BJJ/Grappling: 2x BJJ Pan American Champion(2005 Black Belt Master, Super-Featherweight Division, 2007 Black Belt Master Super-Featherweight Division), 1x No Gi Pan American Champion (2009 Black Belt Senior 1, Light featherweight). 2x Rio Grande do Sul State Champion). Rogerio Tatu’s Weight Category in BJJ: Super Feather Weight Favourite Technique: Loop Choke Affiliation is Team Tatu BJJ Tatu Taborda Biography Rogerio is the head BJJ instructor for all of the Tatu BJJ academies throughout the east coast of the United States. He studied in Brazil under Prof. Paulo Guimaraes and Master Jorge Pereira (A Black Belt himself under legendary Master Rickson Gracie). Rogerio came to the United States in 2000 to start his own academy and to teach the skills he learned from his professors. Rogerio is the founder of the Pennsylvania State Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation, which is governed by the IBJJF. He has amassed numerous BJJ accolades in Gi and No-Gi grappling and currently holds the rank of 1st Degree BJJ Black Belt.