Soul Fighters is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu team founded by former members of the Kioto BJJ Academy and the Brazilian Top Team. The tean was founded in 2008 and quickly elbowed its way in to the top spots of BJJ through world class coaching and top notch athletes such as Augusto “Tanquinho” Mendes, João Gabriel Rocha or Diogo “Moreno”.
Category: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Teams History
Gracie Humaita is one of the most traditional Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academies, which is deeply connected to the founders of this Brazilian Martial Art. Gracie Humaita is spread throughout the world, being one of its strongest teams in the competitive scene.
One of the top Brazilian jiu jitsu teams in the world, the Atos Jiu Jitsu academy is led by Andre Galvao and Ramon Lemos, both former training partners at the Brasa academy in Sao Paulo. Formed in 2008, the Atos team is famous for its strong lightweight team and its creative groundwork, being the 50/50 guard and the leg drag two of their main contributions to the jiu jitsu world.
One of the top jiu jitsu teams on the planet with strong ramifications all over the world, namely in Brazil, USA, Australia, Portugal, Italy and many other countries, Nova Uniao has been a synonym of slick and technical jiu jitsu since the 1990′s when it was considered to be the best lightweight team in the world. Nova Uniao is also famed for its strong MMA team having produced great champions such as Eduardo Dantas, Jose Aldo, Jussier Formiga and Renan Barao.
One of the most widely recognized Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academies in the world, the Gracie Barra academy has also been one of the strongest teams in the BJJ circuit since its inauguration in the 1980′s era. Led by Carlinhos Gracie (son of Gracie Jiu Jitsu founder Carlos Gracie) the Gracie Barra team has conquered many tournaments, being the world jiu jitsu championships their most significant titles.
One of the most talked about academies in the world, the Carlson Gracie academy reached its pinnacle in the 1980′s, a time in which the team heavily dominated the Jiu Jitsu scene in Brazil. In this article you will read the history of this great team and how it developed into this legendary camp of fighters from which many legendary competitors came out.
The Companhia Paulista, commonly know as Cia Paulista, is a historical Brazilian Jiu Jitsu team enrooted in São Paulo,Brazil. Cia started as a small local team though it grew into one of the top Jiu Jitsu academies in the world since its birth in the 1980’s. Cia Paulista is famed for producing high calibre fighters such as Eduardo Santoro, Carlos Vieira, Roberto Godoi and for their strong links with MMA through fighters such as “Rampage” Jackson, Jorge Patino, Tito Ortiz and many others.
Arguably the most successful Brazilian Jiu Jitsu team in history, the Alliance academy has a brilliant list of achievements with 6 World BJJ titles. Alliance suffered from internal problems at the turn of the century, seeing most of it’s black belt team leaving to form rival organizations, but managed to pull through and come back to life stronger then ever at the end of the 2000′s era.
One of the strongest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu teams in current times, the Grappling Fight Team (most commonly known as GFTeam) has been on the spotlight of the sport with consistent wins at the Brazilian National Championship and the big wins of fighters such as Rodolfo Vieira at the most important tournaments in the world such as the Mundial and the Pan Americans.
The Checkmat Jiu Jitsu team is one of the fastest rising teams in the BJJ world. Since their launch in 2008, Checkmat has steadily established itself as one of the main Jiu Jitsu academies on the planet, having medalled in the top grappling tournaments at black belt level, such as the Worlds (Mundial), the European Open and many others.
The Nova Geração Jiu Jitsu academy has been led by Francisco “Toco” Albuquerque for several years and is one of the most respected and prestigious BJJ gyms in Rio de Janeiro, having spawned numerous grappling starlets including big names such as Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu and Alexandre “Pulga”.