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Carlos Henrique

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Carlos Henrique is a 6th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, having achieved the rank training under Master Francisco Mansor‘s guidance, Carlos Henrique has medalled in important tournaments such as the International Masters & Seniors, the Pan American & the Brasileiro (Brazilian Nationals) being also one of the leaders and founders of the Brazil 021 academy, a team for which he leads Rio de Janeiro’s headquarters.


Carlos Henrique Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Carlos Henrique Rosa da Silva

Nickname: “Sapossauro” which roughly translates to toad’ossaurus (or some sort of pre-historical toad). The name came up amongst Carlos Henrique’s students as his academy’s logo has a toad with a kimono on.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos GracieHelio Gracie > Francisco Mansor > Carlos Henrique

Main Achievements:

  • International Masters & Seniors Silver Medallist (2010)
  • Pan American Silver Medallist (2002)
  • Brazilian National Champion (2001)
  • Brazilian State Champion (?)

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

Favourite Position/Technique: Armlock

Team/Association: Brasil 021

Carlos Henrique Biography

Carlos Henrique was born on the 5th of June, 1971 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Growing up Carlos was interested in playing football (soccer) like any other child, but as his family moved to an apartment right in front of Master Francisco Mansor Kioto academy his father decided to put Carlos in the kids program there, he was 4 years old at the time. Carlos graduated in all belts by master Mansor (who is a red belt in BJJ and earned his black belt by great master Helio Gracie), Carlos Henrique was graduated black belt on December 1988.

Carlos Henrique’s vast experience as an instructor has been combined with Andre Terencio’s (one of his former students) to form the Brasil 021 team.


Master Carlos Henrique in action at the International Masters & Seniors


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