Samir Chantre is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Alan Moraes with an extensive competitive record in which he obtained medals and wins at important BJJ tournaments such as the World Nogi Championships, the Brazilian Nationals and the European Open. Samir also has a brother, Dahas Neto, who is a BJJ black belt.
Samir Chantre in Detail
Full Name: Samir Jose Chantre Dahás
- Las Vegas Open Champion (2011 weight & absolute)
- World Nogi Champion (2010 closed bracket with team mate)
- European Open Champion (2008 brown, 2006 blue)
- World Nogi Silver Medallist (2009)
- New York Open Silver Medallist (2010)
- Rio Open Silver Medallist (2010)
- World Championship Bronze Medallist (2011, 2009 brown)
- Brazilian National Bronze Medallist (2009 brown)
- New York Open Bronze Medallist (2011)
- Rio Open Bronze Medallist (2009)
Weight Division: Peso Pluma (64kg/141lbs)
Favourite Position/Submission: Triangle
Team/Association: Gracie Fighter/Carlson Gracie
Samir Chantre Biography
Samir Chantre was born on the 15th of October, 1988 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He first saw Jiu Jitsu at the age of 9 on his brother’s graduation ceremony (yellow belt). He decided he wanted to follow his brother’s footsteps and joined the famous Fabricio Academy (Fabricio Martins) in Copacabana, where he lived. A year on his Jiu Jitsu training he switched to the academy where his brother trained, being tutored by a jiu jitsu legend, Carlson Gracie black belt Sergio “Bolao”.
An avid football (soccer) player, Samir Chantre left jiu jitsu to dedicate his full attention to his soccer career, though only a year after he quit, Samir understood that he could not go on without jiu jitsu and returned to the mats. Coincidently his good friend Alan Moraes had just received his black belt around that same time and was coaching at the Carlson Gracie team academy, he asked Samir to come down to his gym and thus Chantre returned to training now under Moraes’s guidance.
After receiving his black belt in 2009, Samir moved to the United States of America, where he opened his gym in Modesto California. He also joined the Gracie Fighter team, an organization with a strong competitor base in California. It was under the Gracie Fighter team banner that Chantre achieved some of his most notable tournament wins, such as the open weight gold at the Las Vegas Open and his world nogi gold medal.
Source: Inside BJJ (Samir Chantre intervirew)
Samir Chantre vs Bernardo Pitel
Samir Chantre vs Andre Medeiros
Samir Chantre vs Pablo Silva