The leader of one of the most famous gyms in the legendary Copacabana burg of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Fabricio Martins is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu coral belt (7th degree) under Master Osvaldo Alves, who has helped raise the games of many grapplers around the world, including former world champion Daniel Otero. Martins’ team, Equipe Fabricio, has affiliates all over the world, including Germany, Jordan, the Philippines, Taiwan and Korea.
Fabricio Martins Jiu Jitsu
Full Name: Fabricio Martins Costa
Main Achievements: n/a
Favourite Position/Technique: Closed guard
Weight Division: Peso Pena (70kg/154lbs)
Team/Association: Equipe Fabricio
Fabricio Martins Biography
Fabricio Martins started training in 1985 influenced by his older brothers who had started before him (“Zeco” and Paulo Henrique), all of whom started at the famous Osvaldo Alves academy in Copacabana. Fabricio became addicted to Master Alves’ teachings, and started training as much as 3 times per day, shaping himself in to one of the top competitors for the team in the 80’s era.
Shortly after his development as an athlete, Fabricio started assisting Master Osvaldo Alves in the academy and after he received his black belt at the age of 20 he decided to open his own academy, with his master’s consent. The Equipe Fabricio was born in Fabricio’s parent’s house; there he started a team that quickly outgrew their first location. With the always growing success of the academy, Martins eventually settled in Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana (Zona Sul of Rio de Janeiro), where this Jiu Jitsu team really started making their mark in the sport, benefiting not only from Martin’s excellent skill but also from the location as it is in situated in one of the most popular streets of the Copacabana neighbourhood.
In the year of 2009 Fabricio Martins was graded by Osvaldo Alves with the 6th degree black belt and in 2013 the 7th degree, also by Alves.
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