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Augusto Ferrari

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Augusto Ferrari is a Jiu Jitsu black belt under Marco Barbosa, formerly from Lotus Team and Barbosa JJ. His duels with Andre Galvao made the headlines of the BJJ’s media while in the brown belt division. As a black belt, Ferrari has won several important titles such as the Brazilian National Champion for both CBJJ & CBJJE, having also been an organizer of such events as Copa GTC, the GI-NOGI in Sao Paulo and the Jiu Jitsu Amsterdam Open.

Augusto Ferrari Jiu Jitsu

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Marcelo Behring > Waldomiro Perez > Roberto Godoi > Marco Barbosa > Augusto Ferrari

Main Achievements:

  • Brazilian Champion (2008)
  • South American Champion (2007 – CBJJE)
  • Brazilian National Cup Champion (2007, 2008 open weight)
  • 2nd Desafio de Submission Champion (2009)
  • World Cup Silver Medallist (2007 – CBJJE)
  • Brazilian National Cup 2nd Place (2008)
  • World Silver Medallist (2004 brown)
  • Brazilian National Bronze Medallist (2009)
  • Bandsports Challenge Runner Up (2003 brown)

Weight Division: Peso Pesado (94kg-207lbs)

Favourite Position/Submission: Jegeplata

Team/Association: Ferrari Team (Formerly Barbosa JJ and Lotus)

Augusto Ferrari Biography

Augusto Ferrari was born on the 10th of August, 1982 in Guarulhos, Brazil. He started practicing BJJ in 1997 at the Lotus Club, a club led by Moises Murad. He would later switch camps to Barbosinha Jiu Jitsu, a change that, according to Augusto at an interview given to Fight TV in 2007, caused a lot of turmoil and instability at Lotus.

He graduated as a purple belt in 2000 winning notoriety in competitions, clashing against some of the best fighters in the state. This was also a defining moment in Ferrari’s career as he almost succumbed to family pressure – they saw no future in a career as a Jiu Jitsu fighter.

Ferrari also wondered through Europe, teaching seminars and promoting BJJ in the old continent. Augusto helped organize events there such as the Amsterdam BJJ Open. He came back to Brazil and fought at many tournaments becoming one of the top competitors in the black belt division, he also continued his career as a BJJ events organizer, bringing alight tournaments such as the Copa GTC and the GI-NOGI in Mogi das Cruzes.

Augusto Ferrari’s “Jegeplata”

Augusto Ferrari vs Paulo Rorito

Augusto Ferrari vs Andre Galvao (2003, brown belt)

Augusto Ferrari vs Marcelo Ramones

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