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Stéfano Corrêa

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Stéfano Corrêa is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Master Octávio de Almeida Junior, who worked extensively with Mauricio Cavaquini, Rafael Pionti and Alexandre Silveira of the Academia Otávio Almeida (AOA). Recognized as one of the foremost competitors of his generation, among Stéfano Corrêa’s top achievements are his wins at the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) European Open (Gi and No-Gi) as well as his South American and Brazilian National titles.

Stéfano Côrrea Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Stéfano Fernando Corrêa

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > George Gracie > Octávio de Almeida (Senior) > Octávio de Almeida Júnior > Stéfano Côrrea

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2019 Master 1)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European No-Gi Open (2017)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals No-Gi (2016 Master 1)
  • 1st Place IBJJF South American Championship (2016 Master 1)
  • 1st Place FPJJ São Paulo State Championship (2017/2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF London Winter Open (2019*)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Spain National Pro (2018)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF São Paulo Open (2013/2015)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Open (2018 Master 1)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF South American Championship (2014)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF São Paulo Open (2014)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Rio Open (2018)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals No-Gi (2011 brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Well Rounded

Weight Division: Meio Pesado (88,30 kg / 195.0 lbs)

Team/Association: AOA

Stéfano Côrrea Biography

Stefano Correa was born on February 25, 1986, in Apucarana a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Paraná.

As a child, much of Stéfano’s extra-curricular efforts went to football (soccer) and table tennis, sports he played competitively from his early childhood up until his mid to late teens. Another piece of Côrrea’s daily physical activities from the age of 5 to 11 was Shotokan karate.

While growing up, Stéfano’s father believed in his son’s talent for football and pressed him to follow that path, even though this was not Côrrea’s ambition. Although drawn to martial arts, Corrêa tried to pursue this family goal, a goal shattered by the passing of his dad during Stéfano’s late teens.

After the death of his father, Côrrea broke from all competitive activities. As a 20-year-old, however, Stéfano decided to return to his ever-present aspiration of training martial arts, choosing jiu-jitsu as his new focus after sitting through a class at his local health club.

The three men that initiated Stéfano Côrrea in jiu-jitsu were the same ones who accompanied his trajectory from white to black belt, they were: Mauricio Cavaquini, Rafael Pionti and Alexandre Silveira, members of the historic São Paulo based team Academia Octávio de Almeida (AOA).

Although a late bloomer in jiu-jitsu terms, Stéfano hit the ground running and by the time he was 22 years old, blue belt Côrrea became a professional BJJ athlete, conquering numerous important titles in the São Paulo area.

With outstanding achievements on the mats, Côrrea quickly progressed through the belt system, being awarded his black belt by the end of 2012 from his team’s leader, Mr. Octávio Almeira Junior.

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