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Nathiely de Jesus

Nathiely de Jesus

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Nathiely Karoline de Jesus is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Cícero Costha, being also one of the top grappling competitors of her generation, a reputation earned during Nathiely’s purple and brown belt campaigns when she earned 5 World titles, 1 Abu Dhabi World Pro, 1 Pan American and 3 Brazilian National titles for the PSLPB academy.

Nathiely de Jesus Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Nathiely Karoline Melo de Jesus

Nickname: ‘Nathy’ – which is short for Nathiely.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos GracieHelio GracieRickson GracieMarcelo BehringWaldomiro PerezRoberto GodoiMarco Barbosa > Cicero Costha > Nathiely Karoline

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF World Champion (2015 purple, 2016** brown, 2017 black)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2016** black, 2015** brown)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro Champion (2016 brown)
  • IBJJF Pan American Champion (2015 purple)
  • CBJJ Brazilian Champion (2014/2015 purple, 2016 brown)
  • IBJJF American Nationals Champion (2016**)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam – Rio de Janeiro Champion (2016)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam – Abu Dhabi Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF Rio Fall International Open Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF Pan American Championship 2nd Place (2016* brown)
  • IBJJF São Paulo International Open 2nd Place (2015* brown)
  • IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place (2015* purple)
  • IBJJF Pan American Championship 3rd Place (2015* purple)
  • CBJJ Brazilian Championship 3rd Place (2014* purple)
  • IBJJF São Paulo International Open 3rd Place (2014**)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Lasso Guard

Weight Division: Peso Médio (74kg/163.5lbs)

Team/Association: PSLPB Cicero Costha

Nathiely de Jesus Biography

Nathiely de Jesus was born on February 10, 1996 in Itapira state of São Paulo – Brazil, though she grew up in Embu das Artes, also in SP.

Struggling with her weight and consistently falling ill with bronchitis, at 13 years of age Nathy sought out medical advice, where jiu jitsu was mentioned to her as a way to improve her quality of life. Following her doctor’s orders she enrolled in coach Claudio Felix’s academy, an affiliate of Lótus Clube – a famous gym in SP’s area.

Nathiely progressed through the belt system, earning her blue and purple belts from Felix. Though she practiced jiu jitsu primarily for health reasons, de Jesus slowly started gaining interest in competition. This interest increased after visiting her boyfriend’s academy (Manuel Ribamar), on December 2013. Ribamar trained at Cicero Costha‘s gym (Projeto Social Lutando Pelo Bem), where Nathy found a very different environment from where she trained, much more intense and competition driven.

The beat down undertaken at Cicero’s class was a wake-up call for Nathiely, who then decided to switch jiu jitsu camps. At PSLPB her skill level grew exponentially, reaching the podiums of the sport’s top tournaments, this included her brown belt run, when she earned double gold at the IBJJF World Jiu Jitsu Championship, being promoted on the podium of the prestigious event (on the 3rd of June 2016) by coach Cícero.

In 2016 Nathiely launched her own YouTube channel, where she shared her experiences as a jiu jitsu athlete competing around the world. The channel is named “JIU JITSU A BORDO” (Jiu Jitsu on Board) available here.

Nathiely de Jesus vs Priscila Cerqueira

Nathiely de Jesus vs Samela Shohamy

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