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Richar Nogueira

Richar Nogueira

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Richar Nogueira is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Cicero Costha, having also worked extensively with coaches Alexandre “Tatinho” Lopes, Mauro Pacífico and João Maceira. Widely regarded as one of his generation’s top featherweights, Richar’s reputation was earned while competing for the PSLPB team (Projeto Social Lutando Pelo Bem), with whom he conquered important medals at the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) World, European Open and South American Championships.

Richar Nogueira Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Richar Emiliano Nogueira

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Marcelo Behring > Waldomiro Perez > Roberto Godoi > Marco Barbosa > Cicero Costha > Richar Nogueira

Main Achievements:

  • SJJIF Los Angeles Open Champion (2018**)
  • IBJJF American Nationals 2nd Place (2018)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • IBJJF European Open Champion (2018 brown)
  • IBJJF South American Champion (2015 purple)
  • CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Champion (2016 brown)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam Rio Champion (2016 brown)
  • CBJJ Brazilian Teams Nats Champion (2015 purple)
  • IBJJF Rio de Janeiro BJJ Pro Champion (2018 brown)
  • IBJJF Curitiba Open Champion (2017 brown)
  • IBJJF World Championship 2nd Place (2016 / 2018 brown)
  • CBJJ Brazilian Nationals 2nd Place (2017 brown)
  • IBJJF American Nationals 3rd Place (2017 brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Triangle

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

Team/Association: PSLPB Cicero Costha

Richar Nogueira Biography

Richar Nogueira was born on February 26, 1996 in São Carlos, a city located deep inside São Paulo, Brazil state borders.

While growing up Richar already showed a few personality traits that would class him as a potential fighter, particularly on the football (soccer) pitch, where he started his competitive sports career. Known for aggressiveness on the field Nogueira played for the Clube Atlético Paulistinha’s starting lineup as a central defender throughout his childhood. It was only at the age of 13 that the young São Carlos native first heard about jiu jitsu through a good friend and teammate who had given up on the soccer team to focus on BJJ.

Curious about his friend’s dedication to grappling, Nogueira decided to give it a try at a local social project, where his friends trained, which provided free classes. There Richar met his first coach, a purple belt by the name of João Maceira who was a very strong motivator for Nogueira’s in this sport/martial art.

Coach João provided great support to Nogueira, who quickly adapted to jiu jitsu’s approach to combat. This rapid progression led Maceira to recommend Richar to his own Master, Mauro Pacífico, a well known instructor in the region, being the man who started names such as Rubens Charles “Cobrinha” and the Langhi brothers in this sport. After a while training under his wing, Pacífico graded Nogueira to blue belt.

Unfortunately for Richar, at the time of his blue belt promotion he was still in his early teens and there was no juvenile division for this rank. He was also not allowed to compete with the adults. This meant a hiatus from the tournament scene for the foreseeable future.

Fortunately this set back did not last long as Nogueira switched teams soon after this promotion, then joining the Atos Jiu Jitsu Team affiliate under the tutelage of coach “Tatinho” (Alexandre de Oliveira Lopes). Tatinho’s answer to Richar’s belt predicament was to demote Nogueira back to yellow belt, where he could return to the competitive arena.

Under the guidance of Tatinho, Nogueira’s jiu jitsu blossomed with the youngster soon becaming recognized as one of the strongest colored belt competitors in the “Interior de São Paulo” regional BJJ scene. As a blue belt, hoping to make a career from combat sports, Nogueira turned to mixed martial arts (MMA) where he competed a couple of times before his hopes of making a living from the gi returned, soon after he earned his purple belt.

After a talk with his father and coach Tatinho, the three decided to offer Richar’s jiu jitsu services to the PSLPB academy, a team led by Cicero Costha in the state capital. The offer was accepted and consequently Nogueira moved to the famous “fighters” house on the East Wing of São Paulo (Vila Helena), where he shared a roof and the mats with some of his generation’s top grapplers on a daily basis, for the following 3 years.

During his period at PSLPB Richar went from a well known competitor in the regional jiu jitsu scene, to a national and later worldwide recognized rising star. This was also a period when the young Brazilian became more familiarized with coaching methodology, being given a position as an instructor in Cicero’s social project/BJJ school for kids.

The recognition earned Nogueira a coaching position in Glendora, California, USA in 2016. He would maintain this position for the best part of a year, up until 2017 when Dan Lukehart’s gym in neighbouring Brea joined the Cicero Costha’s affiliation. At that point Nogueira joined Brea Jiu Jitsu as one of its coaching staff.

On June 3, 2018, two days after earning a silver medal at the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) World Championship, Cicero Costha promoted Richar Nogueira to black belt.

Richar Nogueira Grappling Record

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    0 (0%)
    6 (86%)
    1 (14%)
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)


No arm triangle
    0 (0%)
    1 (50%)
    0 (0%)
    1 (50%)
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)


Richar Nogueira Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
16039Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoLPts: 0x0, AdvAmerican Nat.70KGF2018
16247Michael PerezMichael PerezLReferee DecisionW.S.O.G.81KG8F2018
16033Nichollas WelkerWReferee DecisionAmerican Nat.70KGR12018
16036Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWArmbarAmerican Nat.70KG4F2018
16037Rodrigo LopesWNo arm triangleAmerican Nat.70KGSF2018
16191Joe MurphyWTriangleSJJIF LA Open70KGF2018
16192UnknownWTriangleSJJIF LA OpenABSSF2018
16193Gustave EpeeWTriangleSJJIF LA OpenABSF2018
16194Muin GafurovWTriangleSJJIF LA NG Open67KGF2018

Richar Nogueira Highlight IBJJF Euros Open 2018

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