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Luiza Monteiro

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Luiza Monteiro is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Rodrigo Cavaca, whose career in the sport is commonly associated with the Projecto Social Lutando Pelo Bem team of Cicero Costha (PSLPB). Since achieving her black belt on December 2010, Monteiro quickly established herself as one of the top athletes in jiu jitsu of her generation, an competitor that has conquered numerous medals in a variety of weight classes, from featherweight to medium heavy. Having represented Checkmat and PSLPB, Luiza went on to join New School Brotherhood (2015-2018) and Atos (2018-).

Luiza Monteiro Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Luiza Monteiro Moura da Costa

Nickname: n/a

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Élcio Figueiredo > Rodrigo Cavaca > Luiza Monteiro

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF World Champion (2017 / 2015)
  • IBJJF World No Gi Champion (2014 / 2013 / 2012)
  • IBJJF Pan American Champion (2018 / 2016 / 2014 / 2013 / 2011)
  • IBJJF Brazilian National Champion (2015 / 2013 / 2012 / 2011**)
  • IBJJF Pan American No Gi Champion (2014**)
  • IBJJF NYC Pro Champion (2014*)
  • IBJJF Pan American Championship 2nd Place (2015)
  • IBJJF World Championship 2nd Place (2018 / 2014*/ 2012** / 2011)
  • IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place (2014* / 2012*)
  • IBJJF World No Gi Championship 3rd Place (2014 / 2013 / 2012)
  • IBJJF Brazilian Championship 2nd Place (2015*)
  • IBJJF Pan American Championship 3rd Place (2013* / 2012 / 2011*)
  • IBJJF Brazilian Championship 3rd Place (2013*)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • IBJJF Pan American Championship 2nd Place (2010 brown)
  • IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place (2010 brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Choke from the back

Weight Division: Peso Leve/Peso Médio

Team/Association: Atos

Luiza Monteiro Biography

Luiza Monteiro was born on November 21, 1988 in the historical city of Salvador – Bahia, in Brazil, moving to Niterói (state of Rio de Janeiro) when she was a toddler.

Martial arts appeared in Luiza’s life for the first time through Thai boxing (muay thai), a style she started practicing at the age of 12, later, when she was around 13/14 years old, Monteiro was invited by a school friend to visit her jiu jitsu academy and try a class. Luiza immediately felt a great connection with grappling and joined the Equipe Luiz Paulo team, being taught by coach Junior Duarte, who graded Luiza with her blue belt.

Luiza Monteiro’s training tutoring was varied from the early stages of her sporting career, having trained with many different coaches within the Brasa + Checkmat team, from “Fabrício Bicudo” Medeiros (who awarded her,her purple belt) to Lucas Leite and Leo Vieira (gave Luiza her brown belt) as well as Rodrigo Cavaca. Cavaca would honor Monteiro with the black belt on December 2010, after a series of fantastic results at brown belt, medalling at the Pan American and World Championship in mixed black and brown belt divisions.

In 2011 Luiza Monteiro joined PSLPB team, a project with which she had become involved in her trips to São Paulo. The stint spent at Cicero Costha‘s academy coincided with a great period in her sporting career, where she gathered numerous medals in some of the sport’s most important tournaments.

Having met and befriended the faces behind the Unity BJJ academy in New York City, in late 2014 Luiza Monteiro was invited to be part of the coaches roster. She remained in NYC for 4 months, but returned to São Paulo to work with her instructor Cícero ahead of the IBJJF calendar. Her training paid off with 2 important back to back wins, first at the Brasileiro (Nationals) and later at the 20th World Championship.

Banner picture taken by William Burkhardt of BJJPix.

Luiza Monteiro vs Talita Nogueira

Luiza Monteiro vs Nádia Mello

Luiza Monteiro vs Megan Ann Nevill

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