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Kade Ruotolo

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Kade Ruotolo is a professional jiu-jitsu athlete and a representative of the Atos Academy in the sport’s international circuit. Kade broke out as one of the hottest prospects in grappling during his childhood, a reputation earned alongside his twin brother, Tye Ruotolo, both of whom became well-known as the Ruotolo Twins, jiu-jitsu’s first child-stars. During his development as a top-tier grappler, Kade Ruotolo worked with a variety of revered instructors, which included such as Cleber Luciano, Guilherme Mendes, and André Galvão – the latter responsible for Kade’s blue, purple and brown belt promotions.

Kade Ruotolo Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Kade Ruotolo

Nickname: N/A

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place WNO Championship (2021)
  • GrappleFest 70KG Belt Holder (2020)
  • 3rd Place 3QG Kumite 5 GP (2020)

Main Achievements (Other):

  • 1st Place EBI Combat Jiu-Jitsu Championship (2020)

Main Achievements (Kids + Juvenile):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2019*)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Kids Championship (2010 / 2014 / 2015 / 2017 / 2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Kids International Championship (2014 / 2016)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Kids American Nationals (2014 / 2015)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Open (2019)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2019*)

* Absolute
** Weight and Absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Scramble-Jitsu, Leg-Pin Guard-Pass, Darce Choke

Weight Division: Peso Pena (70,00 kg / 154.5 lbs)

Team/Association: Atos

Kade Ruotolo Biography

Kade Ruotolo was born in January 2003, in Maui, state of Hawaii, USA, being of Italian & Puerto Rican heritage.

Although born in Hawaii, the Ruotolo’s moved to Huntington Beach, California in their infancy, where they settled. While in the Golden State, Kade’s parents (who are strong grappling advocates) took full advantage of the growing local jiu-jitsu scene by signing Kade and his twin brother, Tye, to Cleber Luciano‘s school during the mid-2000s, with the Ruotolo Brothers experiencing their first competition at the age of 3 (2006).

Guided by their father – a trained grappler – and Luciano, the Ruotolo’s quickly made waves in the sport as grappling’s first child-stars. This status earned the twins a sponsorship with one of the top lifestyle brands in the nation (RVCA), at the age of 10. Their positive results also led them to the growing Art Of Jiu-Jitsu academy (AOJ), where Kade and Tye remained for nearly 4 years, being led by Guilherme and Rafael Mendes.

Midway through 2017, the Ruotolo Twins changed camps, moving their training to the Atos Headquarters Academy in San Diego – A team to which AOJ was affiliated at the time. At the Atos HQ, Kade’s tuition was taken over by André Galvão, who graded the duo from green belt onwards.

Ruotolo Brothers Leg Pins and Darce Attacks

KADE RUOTOLO BELT PROMOTIONS

– April 5, 2018, blue belt (15-years-old)
– December 27, 2019, purple belt (16-years-old).
– October 19, 2020, brown belt (17-years-old).

NOTE REGARDING KADE RUOTOLO'S RECORD

Traditionally BJJ Heroes has only accounted for black belt records as they signify an athlete’s entry into our sport’s elite ranks, the professional division. Kade, however, is a special case in our sport as he’s been competing in the pro-grappling circuit since his purple-belt days, beating some of the sport’s top-ranked athletes. This left BJJ Heroes with a delicate predicament of defining when to start accounting for the young prodigy’s match records, as these wins should be noted for the importance they had on Ruotolo’s career.

To capture Kade’s full progress in our sport, we have decided to include his matches in the pro circuit, prior to his black belt. Readers should keep in mind he was still a brown and purple belt throughout his 2020-2021 campaigns.

Kade Ruotolo Grappling Record

9 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    0 (0%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (56%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (33%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

5 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Darce choke
80
4
#86e620
Buggy choke
20
1
5
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
2 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    0 (0%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (100%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Short choke
50
1
#86e620
RNC
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Kade Ruotolo Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
23718Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezLShort chokeKumite V81KGSF2020
26709Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezLRNCRoad to ADCC88KGSPF2021
22572J. SkinnerWDarce chokeGrappleFest 770KGSPF2019
23385Ashley WilliamsAshley WilliamsWReferee DecisionGrapplefest 870KGSPF2020
23603Ethan CrelinstenEthan CrelinstenWReferee DecisionWNO72KGSPF2020
23715Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWReferee DecisionKumite V81KG4F2020
25769Ethan CrelinstenEthan CrelinstenWDarce chokeWNO 870KGSPF2021
26406Cole FransonCole FransonWBuggy chokeWNO 1074KGSPF2021
27694Diego OliveiraDiego OliveiraWDarce chokeWNO Champ.70KG4F2021
27696Josh CisnerosJosh CisnerosWInjuryWNO Champ.70KGSF2021
27705Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWDarce chokeWNO Champ.70KGF2021

Kade Ruotolo vs Andrew Tackett

 

Roberto Jimenez BJJ Attacking The Back

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