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Rogerio Taborda

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Rogerio Taborda, mainly known as “Tatu” in the BJJ realm is a Jiu Jitsu Black Belt and instructor who teaches in the USA today.

Nickname: Tatu means armadillo in Portuguese a name given by his training partners, because of how hard it was to take his back while rolling

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Jorge Pereira > Rogerio Taborda

Main Achievements in BJJ/Grappling: 2x BJJ Pan American Champion(2005 Black Belt Master, Super-Featherweight Division, 2007 Black Belt Master Super-Featherweight Division), 1x No Gi Pan American Champion (2009 Black Belt Senior 1, Light featherweight). 2x Rio Grande do Sul State Champion).

Rogerio Tatu’s Weight Category in BJJ: Super Feather Weight

Favourite Technique: Loop Choke

Affiliation is Team Tatu BJJ

Tatu Taborda Biography

Rogerio is the head BJJ instructor for all of the Tatu BJJ academies throughout the east coast of the United States. He studied in Brazil under Prof. Paulo Guimaraes and Master Jorge Pereira (A Black Belt himself under legendary Master Rickson Gracie).

Rogerio came to the United States in 2000 to start his own academy and to teach the skills he learned from his professors. Rogerio is the founder of the Pennsylvania State Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation, which is governed by the IBJJF. He has amassed numerous BJJ accolades in Gi and No-Gi grappling and currently holds the rank of 1st Degree BJJ Black Belt.

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  • kemberlly says:

    My dad is the best =) Keep up the amazing work!

  • Chris says:

    Rogerio Taborda is a great instructor of BJJ, I trained under him for about 3 months while juggling school and he is very skilled and possesses great knowledge in this martial art. my respects for Mr. Tatu Taborda.


  • lula says:

    e aí baixinho!!!!!manda noticias não consegui abrir sua pagina na net?!!!


  • admin says:

    Oi Lula,

    Esta pagina nao e do Rogerio nao, nao sei se ele vai ver a sua mensagem…

    Um abraco,


  • I have been with Prof. Tatu for nearing 10 years. I have learned a great deal from him; both in training, and in Bjj in general. I went from white to black under Master Rogerio, and I look forward to continuing to represent him and his affiliation. He is very laid back, and has allowed us affiliates freedom to much of our decision making regarding our academies (i.e. affiliation) – George McGinnis of Team Tatu / York MMA

    P.S. Prof. Tatu is now a second degree, no?

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