Rider Zuchi is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Augusto Ferrari, who worked extensively with a number of other illustrious grappling coaches, including Leandro Lo, Fábio Negão, Diogo Nascimento and more, while representing the Ns Brotherhood as well as the Lotus Club teams. Rider’s reputation as one of the top athletes of his generation was boosted while competing in the brown belt division (2019) of the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) circuit, where he conquered Brazilian National titles in both Gi and No-Gi. He later cemented that reputation with his standout black belt debut performance at the Copa Podio Grand Prix.
Rider Zuchi Jiu-Jitsu
Full Name: Rider Zuchi Samelo do Amaral
- 1st Place IBJJF Porto Alegre Open (2019**)
- 2nd Place IBJJF Curitiba Summer Open (2020*)
- 2nd Place Copa Podio Heavyweight GP (2019)
Main Achievements (Colored Belts):
- 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals No-Gi (2019 brown)
- 1st Place IBJJF South American Championship (2019** brown)
- 1st Place IBJJF Curitiba BJJ Pro Championship (2019** brown)
- 3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2019 brown)
Favorite Position/Technique: Knee Through Guard Passing
Weight Division: Super Pesado (100,50 kg / 222.0 lbs)
Team/Association: Ns Brotherhood m
Rider Zuchi Biography
Rider Zuchi was born on May 25, 1996, in Santana, a small town in the northern region of the Brazilian state of São Paulo, where he grew up.
During his childhood Zuchi played in a few school-related activities, being particularly adept at football (soccer), but it wasn’t until he was 15 years old that he would truly embrace the sporting lifestyle, through jiu-jitsu.
Back in 2011, Rider’s father was invited to participate in a jiu-jitsu class by one of his friends. The patriarch decided to take his enthusiastic teenage son along with him. Both fell in love with the sport/martial art immediately, becoming training partners from then on.
Rider’s first instructor was Giannini Carlos of a Lotus Club Academy affiliate in Santana, who promoted Zuchi up until his blue belt. After his grading, given that the young athlete already wanted to pursue a sporting career in BJJ, Rider started going to Lotus’ team headquarters to get his instruction from the team leader Fábio Negão.
Coach Fábio was a big influence on the young São Paulo native throughout his career. As a purple belt, however, Rider hit a slump in his evolution, which translated into his competitive record. Unsatisfied with the way his career was progressing, Zuchi decided to start training at Leandro Lo‘s gym – New School Brotherhood, one of the most successful grappling programs in the state. It was Lo who promoted Rider Zuchi to brown belt.
Once Augusto Ferrari took over the Ns Brotherhood classroom from Leandro Lo, Rider became a student of the well-known instructor. It was on November 26, 2019, that Zuchi was promoted to black belt by Diogo Nascimento, who tied the belt around Rider’s waist at the behest of Ferrari.
Rider Zuchi Grappling Record
- BY DQ
3 SUBMISSIONS WINS
- BY DQ
2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES
Rider Zuchi Fight History
|22703||Marcelo GomideMarcelo Gomide||D||---||Copa Podio||100KG||RR||2019|
|22709||E. Muniz||L||Pts: 0x0, Adv||Copa Podio||100KG||F||2019|
|23140||Erberth SantosErberth Santos||L||Choke||Curitiba SO||ABS||F||2020|
|23613||Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg Pereira||L||Katagatame||BJJ Bet||95KG||SPF||2020|
|22523||Rafael Message||W||Referee Decision||Porto Alegre Open||100KG||F||2019|
|22524||Thiago Saldanha||W||Arm in ezekiel||Porto Alegre Open||ABS||SF||2019|
|22696||M. Godoy||W||Pts: 2x0||Copa Podio||100KG||RR||2019|
|22700||Davi Pedra||W||Pts: 8x4||Copa Podio||100KG||RR||2019|
|22704||Marcus RibeiroMarcus Ribeiro||W||Pts: 0x0, Adv||Copa Podio||100KG||SF||2019|
|23136||Rafael Message||W||RNC||Curitiba SO||ABS||R1||2020|
|23137||Henrique CardosoHenrique Cardoso||W||Guillotine||Curitiba SO||ABS||4F||2020|
|23139||Wellinton Neller||W||Pts: 8x0||Curitiba SO||ABS||SF||2020|