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Claudio Calasans

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Instructional by Rafael Lovato Junior

Claudio Calasans is a Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, regarded by many BJJ enthusiasts as one of the top grappling middleweights in the sport. Claudio Calasans represents the Atos Jiu-Jitsu as well as the Calasans Camargo gym, being a training partner of names such as Andre Galvao, Guilherme & Rafael Mendes as well as Bruno Frazatto.

Claudio Calasans Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Cláudio Calasans Camargo Junior

Nickname: he is often called “Juninho” which stands for little junior

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Reyson Gracie > Osvaldo Alves > Sergio Lisboa > Erivaldo Junior > Claudio Calasans

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place ADCC (2015*)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2015)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2011/2012)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro (2010**/2011/2012/2017)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Asian Open (2016**)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Brazil National Pro (2015)
  • 1st Place CBJJO World Cup (2006)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2011/2013/2014)
  • 1st Place IBJJF South American Championship (2016)
  • 1st Place Desafio Black Belt Grand Prix (2012)
  • 1st Place ADCC Brazilian Trials (2011)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2019)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: 50/50 Guard

Weight Division: Leve (167lbs) and Medio (181lbs).

Association/Team: Atos Jiu-Jitsu/Academia Calasans Camargo

Claudio Calasans Biography

Claudio Calasans was born on October 11, 1983, in São José dos Campos, a small town located at 100 kilometers distance from Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is the son of Judo personality Calasans Camargo, the youngest Brazilian Judoka to have ever received his coral belt (white and red – received when he was 38 years old), and his uncle (who is his father’s identical twin) is also a black belt in Judo.

Being part of a family with such a strong judo background, it was only natural that Claudio also picked up the Japanese martial art, and so, when Calasans Junior reached the age of 3, he began his tuition and family tradition. Being a strong Judo competitor since he was but a child, he felt the need to train some Jiu-Jitsu when he reached 15 years of age in order to improve his Newaza (groundwork), as chokes and armlocks are allowed in Judo from that age onwards. In the beginning, he used his newfound BJJ skills in Judo competitions, but slowly the Jiu-Jitsu “bug” grew in him and he started practicing and competing mainly in the Brazilian Style.

His Jiu-Jitsu tuition took place at a Sao Jose de Campos academy called “Liga Jiu-Jitsu”, and he trained there from his Blue Belt to his Black Belt, a belt which was awarded to him at the end of 2006 by the hands of his longtime master Erivaldo Junior.

Being a very strong competitor, Calasans also joined the Wrestling team in his gym, he was very successful at that discipline also, winning a spot with the Brazilian National Wrestling Team.

After receiving his black belt, Claudio’s dream of becoming a professional Jiu-Jitsu fighter was getting faded as he was teaching classes at his gym and didn’t have time to train full time. when the Atos Jiu-Jitsu team was formed by a good old friend of Calasans by the name of André Galvão (another big name in Jiu-Jitsu), Claudio asked Galvão if he could be part of his team and was immediately accepted. So was forged a strong alliance with the team from Rio Claro, and Claudio now spends most of his time before big competitions preparing in the Southern Brazilian town.

Having fought most of his life as a lightweight, on the 2009 World Cup Claudio decided to try his luck at the absolute division. In order to do that, he went through a rigorous weight lifting program, and that is the reason he now fights in middleweight. This new program almost bared fruits immediately as he got to the semifinals of the World Cup Open Weight Division, unfortunately on the other side of the bracket was a man by the name Roger Gracie, a man who many believe to be the best BJJ fighter to have ever competed. Claudio’s end was no different than the others who fought Roger that year as he was submitted from the mount.

In 2010 at the World Pro Cup in Abu Dhabi, came the prize Calasans so vehemently fought for, winning the competition in both the Middleweight and the Absolute divisions.

Claudio Calasans BJJ Instructional

Claudio Calasans Grappling Record

128 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    49 (38%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    23 (18%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    41 (32%)
  • BY DECISION
    8 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    5 (4%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (2%)

41 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
20
8
#86e620
Choke
12
5
#5AD3D1
Guillotine
12
5
#d1212a
Wristlock
10
4
#fad11b
Submission
10
4
#f58822
Kneebar
10
4
#224aba
Amassa Pao choke
10
4
#ff9124
Choke from back
7
3
#bf1f6c
Heel hook
2
1
#22c9a5
Shoulder lock
2
1
#fad223
Estima lock
2
1
#03861f
Guillotina
2
1
41
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
47 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    24 (51%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    11 (23%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (11%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (4%)

11 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
18
2
#86e620
Cross choke
9
1
#5AD3D1
Guillotine
9
1
#d1212a
Bow and arrow
9
1
#fad11b
Choke
9
1
#f58822
Submission
9
1
#224aba
Botinha
9
1
#ff9124
Kneebar
9
1
#bf1f6c
Toe hold
9
1
#22c9a5
Triangle armbar
9
1
11
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Claudio Calasans Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1424Mario ReisMario ReisLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KGSF2006
2212Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLTriangle armbarADCC Trials77KGF2009
2373Roger GracieRoger GracieLCross chokeWorld Champ.ABSSF2009
2694Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLPts: 2x0World Champ.82KGF2010
2851Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 4x2World Pro Trials83KGF2011
2925Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 4x2World Pro.ABS4F2011
2976Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22011
3179Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLAdvSan Diego Trials82KGF2011
3279Leonardo VieiraLeonardo VieiraLPts: 3x0ADCC77KGSF2011
3287Kron GracieKron GracieLGuillotineADCC77KG3PLC2011
3399Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPointsPan Am CBJJEABSF2011
4060Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 6x6, PenWorld Champ.82KGF2012
4427Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 4x0European OpenABSSF2013
4656Victor EstimaVictor EstimaLBow and arrowWorld Pro82KGSF2013
4672Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 9x0World ProABSSF2013
4675Leandro LoLeandro LoLPointsCopa Podio82KGSPF2013
4792Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGF2013
4999Oskar PiechotaLChokeADCC88KGR12013
5599Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLSubmissionWorld Pro.ABSR22014
5912Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x2Mundial CBJJEABSF2014
6066Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLAdvIBJJF Pro League82KGSF2014
6169Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLBotinhaCopa Podio85KGGP2014
6190Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 7x2Copa Podio85KGSF2014
6629Abdurakhman BilarovAbdurakhman BilarovLPts: 4x2Berkut OpenABSF2015
6965Delson HelenoDelson HelenoLReferee DecisionADCC RJ88KGR12015
7099Victor EstimaVictor EstimaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KG4F2015
7905Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 2x0ADCC88KG4F2015
9510Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 4x2World ProABS8F2016
9606Leandro LoLeandro LoLReferee DecisionWorld Pro85KGF2016
9982Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLKneebarWorld Champ.82KG4F2016
10128Erberth SantosErberth SantosD---Copa Podio86KGGP2016
10136Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 2x0Copa Podio86KGGP2016
11472Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x0European OpenABSF2017
11902Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLReferee DecisionACBJJ 485KGSF2017
12739Thiago OzariasLPointsBrasileiro94KGR12017
13229Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPts: 4x2SP BJJ Pro94KGF2017
13602Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPointsACBJJ 785KG4F2017
13881Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 14x0ADCCABSSPF2017
14877Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLReferee DecisionACB 1085KGSPF2018
15749Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPointsACBJJ 1285KGSPF2018
15984Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPts: 2x0WP Br Qualifier85KGF2018
16442Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLDQWorld Champ.82KG4F2018
18740Rudson MateusRudson MateusLPts: 2x2, AdvEuropean Open88KG4F2019
19165Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsLPts: 6x0Spyder Inv.100KGF2019
19398Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLArmbarPan American82KG8F2019
20063Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLDQBrasileiro82KGF2019
20405Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 6x4World Champ.82KG4F2019
22276Erberth SantosErberth SantosLToe holdSpyder Invitational100KG4F2019
1423Sal RangelWPts: 4x2World Champ.76KG4F2006
2204Walber BrigoWPointsADCC Trials77KGR12009
2207Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWPointsADCC Trials77KG4F2009
2210Rodrigo DammWReferee DecisionADCC Trials77KGSF2009
2505J. CarlosWPointsWPC SD trials83KGSF2010
2506Adriano SilvaAdriano SilvaWGuillotineWPC SD trials83KGF2010
2632Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWAdvWorld Pro.ABSF2010
2638Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 2x2, PenWorld Pro.83KGF2010
2691Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPointsWorld Champ.82KG4F2010
2692Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWPointsWorld Champ.82KGSF2010
2836Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 4x4, AdvEuropeanABSSF2011
2837Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWPts: 4x4, AdvEuropeanABSF2011
2842Bruno AlvesBruno AlvesWChokeEuropean82KGF2011
2847UnknownWAdvWorld Pro Trials83KGR12011
2848UnknownWGuillotineWorld Pro Trials83KG4F2011
2849Juarez HarlesWPts: 2x0World Pro Trials83KGSF2011
2880Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 2x0Pan American82KGSF2011
2882Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWWristlockPan American82KGF2011
2914Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWAdvWorld Pro.83KGSF2011
2915Vinicius CorralesVinicius CorralesWPts: 6x6, AdvWorld Pro.83KGF2011
2967Tetsuya KondoWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR12011
3042UnknownWSubmissionWorld Champ.82KGRDS2011
3228Daniel StraussWKneebarADCC77KGR12011
3262Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWHeel hookADCC77KG4F2011
3390Frederico OliveiraWArmbarPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
3391Jose CarlosJose CarlosWArmbarPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
3397Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWN/APan Am CBJJEABSSF2011
3479Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 0x0, AdvMundial CBJJEABSF2012
3620Francisco TorresWPointsPan American82KGR22012
3626Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuWArmbarPan American82KG4F2012
3629Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 4x0Pan American82KGSF2012
3630Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 4x2Pan American82KGF2012
3781DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWArmbarWorld Pro.82KGR22012
3788Marcos de SouzaWPointsWorld Pro.82KG4F2012
3790Bruno AlvesBruno AlvesWArmbarWorld Pro.82KGSF2012
3791Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPts: 2x0World Pro.82KGF2012
4042Rodrigo SousaWShoulder lockWorld Champ.82KGR22012
4050Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieWWristlockWorld Champ.82KG8F2012
4056Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWPts: 4x2World Champ.82KG4F2012
4059Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.82KGSF2012
4423Leonardo MacielWPts: 2x0European OpenABS4F2013
4442DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 0x0, PenEuropean Open82KG4F2013
4445Mathias RibeiroWPointsEuropean Open82KGSF2013
4446Fernando TerereFernando TerereWDQEuropean Open82KGF2013
4654DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro82KGR12013
4655Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 6x0World Pro82KG4F2013
4673Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWAdvWorld ProABS3PLC2013
4788Tio ChicoWPts: 2x0World Champ.82KG4F2013
4791Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 8x4World Champ.82KGSF2013
5245Luca AnacoretaLuca AnacoretaWSubmissionEuropean82KGSF2014
5247JT TorresJT TorresWPts: 2x2, AdvEuropean82KGF2014
5591UnknownWPts: 2x0World Pro.ABSR12014
5910Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoWPts: 2x2, AdvMundial CBJJEABSSF2014
6128Sonoda KendyWArmbarAsian Open88KGSF2014
6129Julien CazierWSubmissionAsian Open88KGF2014
6132Howon JungWAmassa Pao chokeAsian OpenABSSF2014
6133Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWPts: 5x4Asian OpenABSF2014
6135Sonoda KendyWArmbarAsian Open88KGSF2014
6136Julien CazierWAmassa Pao chokeAsian Open88KGF2014
6173Luis GustavoWChoke from backCopa Podio85KGGP2014
6182Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPointsCopa Podio85KGGP2014
6185Jon SatavaWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio85KGGP2014
6420Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 0x0, AdvBrazil Nat. Pro85KG4F2015
6422Fred AlmeidaWN/ABrazil Nat. Pro85KGSF2015
6423Rafael NicholasWPts: 0x0, AdvBrazil Nat. Pro85KGF2015
6628Marcos CostaMarcos CostaWReferee DecisionBerkut OpenABSSF2015
6633UnknownWAdvBerkut Open NoGiABS4F2015
6634UnknownWGuillotineBerkut Open NoGiABSSF2015
6635UnknownWPts: 8x0Berkut Open NoGiABSF2015
7040Mauro SantiagoWKneebarADCC SP88KGR12015
7045I. PaivaWGuillotineADCC SP88KGSF2015
7047Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 0x0, PenADCC SP88KGF2015
7088Rodrigo MartinsWAmassa pao chokeWorld Pro85KGR12015
7097Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KGR22015
7428Bruno TogniWEstima lockWorld Champ.82KG8F2015
7438Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWPts: 6x4World Champ.82KG4F2015
7440Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGSF2015
7442Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWPts: 8x4World Champ.82KGF2015
7903M. PerezWReferee DecisionADCC88KGR12015
7959Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWReferee DecisionADCCABSR12015
7966Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWReferee DecisionADCCABS4F2015
7970Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWReferee DecisionADCCABSSF2015
7971Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 0x0, PenADCCABSF2015
8518Lucas RochaLucas RochaD---Berkut 2ABSSPF2015
9496Igor SousaWReferee DecisionWorld ProABSR22016
9598Abner SouzaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KG8F2016
9602Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KG4F2016
9605Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWKneebarWorld Pro85KGSF2016
9965Javier YamuniWPts: 15x0World Champ.82KGR22016
9975Diego SampaioWPts: 6x2World Champ.82KG8F2016
10133Danilo BorovicWPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio86KGGP2016
10139John CombsJohn CombsWGuillotineCopa Podio86KGGP2016
10496Leandro KussanoWPointsAsian Open88KGSF2016
10498Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWPts: 2x0Asian Open88KGF2016
10500Renato CecilioWChoke from backAsian OpenABS4F2016
10501Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPts: 4x0Asian OpenABSSF2016
10502Leandro KussanoWPointsAsian OpenABSF2016
11204Diego VivaldoDiego VivaldoWArmbarSouth American82KGSF2016
11205Sandro VieiraWChoke from backSouth American82KGF2016
11456Hassine AzarkanWGuillotinaEuropean OpenABSR12017
11459Muslim PatsarigovMuslim PatsarigovWAmassa pao chokeEuropean OpenABS8F2017
11469Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasWPts: 2x0European OpenABS4F2017
11471Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWWristlockEuropean OpenABSSF2017
11899Lucas RochaLucas RochaWPointsACBJJ 485KG4F2017
12542Roberto FriasWPts: 2x0WP BR Qualifier85KG4F2017
12545Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWDQWP BR Qualifier85KGSF2017
12546C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWKneebarWP BR Qualifier85KGF2017
12596Kit DaleKit DaleWPts: 4x2World Pro85KGR12017
12599Michael TremblayWSubmissionWorld Pro85KG4F2017
12602Marcos CostaMarcos CostaWPts: 2x0World Pro85KGSF2017
12611Faisal AlKitbeFaisal AlKitbeWPts: 6x0World Pro85KGF2017
13227Stefano CorreaWN/ASP BJJ Pro94KGSF2017
15220Yan CabralWPointsACBJJ 1185KGSPF2018
15981Ygor DantasWPts: 0x0, AdvWP Br Qualifier85KG4F2018
16427Rolando SamsonRolando SamsonWPts: 0x0, PenWorld Champ.82KGR22018
16435Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillWChokeWorld Champ.82KG8F2018
16950Thiago de SousaWWristlockVitoria Open88KGSF2018
16952Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraWPointsVitoria Open88KGF2018
19160Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWPts: 6x0Spyder Inv.100KG4F2019
19163A. MunisWReferee DecisionSpyder Inv.100KGSF2019
19387Daniel SpeirnWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American82KGR12019
19689Eduardo PereiraWChokeCuritiba Pro82KG4F2019
20042Rafael CastroWChokeBrasileiro82KGR12019
20050Wellington LuisWellington LuisWPts: 2x0Brasileiro82KGR22019
20057Jonas BrunoWPts: 7x0Brasileiro82KG4F2019
20062Marcos MartinsMarcos MartinsWPts: 4x0Brasileiro82KGSF2019
20391Oliver GeddessWPts: 7x0World Champ.82KGR12019
20395DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.82KGR22019
21243Marcos JuniorWPointsTeam NationalsABSF2019

Banner picture taken by Ross Finlayson.

Claudio Calasans vs Mathias Ribeiro

Claudio Calasans vs Jose Carlos

Claudio Calasans vs Claudio Cardoso

Claudio Calasans vs Marius Linke

Claudio Calasans vs Vitor Estima

 

Submission Back Attacks Instructional by John Danaher