Paulo Tarcisio Jardim is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Leonardo Vieira, having fought for important teams such as Nine Nine and Checkmat in his competitive career. A regular medallist in BJJ events throughout the world, one of Tarcisio’s big moments arrived in 2011 as he closed the finals of the Brazilian National Championship with his team mate Antonio Carlos Jr.
Tarcisio Jardim Jiu Jitsu
Full Name: Paulo Tarcísio Pessoa Jardim
- Brazilian Champion (2011)
- 9x State Champion – Paraíba (from 2001 to 2008, and 2010)
- South American Champion (2008)
- 2x State Champion – North/Northeast (2002, 2009)
- Brazilian National Silver Medallist (2011)
- World Bronze Medallist (2006 brown)
- Rio Open Bronze Medallist (2008)
- SP Cup Bronze Medallist5 (2010)
- World Pro Cup Trials 3rd Place – Gramado (2011)
Weight Division: Pesado (94kg)
Favourite Position: 100kg (Side Control)
Tarcisio Jardim Biography
Paulo Tarcisio was born on the 4th of July, 1983 in João Pessoa – State of Paraíba, Brazil. He started training Jiu Jitsu at the age of 15 due to his brother’s influence (Jose Carlos), who wanted Tarcisio to learn how to defend himself. His brother did not practice BJJ himself but he had a friend that did, and it was at this friend’s gym that Tarcisio started.
His first instructor was Nivaldo Cordeiro, a black belt under the legendary Ivan Gomes, but Paulo Tarcisio would soon move to a different gym run by Luiz Barboza. It was under Barboza’s guidance that Paulo progressed through Jiu Jitsu’s ranks, earning his blue, purple and brown belt at this academy. He also trained extensively with Helder Medeiros, one of the top instructors in the state of Paraíba. On on the 16th of February 2008, Leonardo Vieira and his brother Ricardo Vieira, two of the main Checkmat BJJ coaches awarded Paulo his black belt .
Tarcisio Jardim’s Sponsors:
- MV Studio
- AF Coorporation
- Pump Nutricao Avancada
Tarcisio Jardim vs Evandro Paes (1 part)
Tarcisio Jardim vs Evandro Paes (2 part)