Espen Mathiesen is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under José Carlos, who competes for Kimura – Nova Uniao internationally. Originally from Norway, Espen has won Pans and European titles while medalling also in the top BJJ tournaments in the world.
Kimura Nova Uniao
A famous Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) academy based in Natal, Brazil, today with affiliates all over the world.
Jair Lourenço is one of the top Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & MMA coaches in the world, having brought to the limelight a legion of incredible fighters such Renan Barão, Michele Tavares, Jussier “Formiga”, Marcelo “Caneta”, Ronny Markes, Claudia Gadelha, Gleison Tibau to name a few, helping to put the northeast region of Brazil on the BJJ map.
Renan Barão is a professional MMA fighter with a Jiu Jitsu background having become the 100th black belt awarded by the Andre Pederneiras in 2011. Originally fighting out of the Kimura/Nova Uniao camp in his naive town of Natal (RN), Barao also trains regularly at Rio de Janeiro with the main Nova Uniao team, sharing the mats with Jose Aldo, Marlon Sandro and many others.
A BJJ black belt from the famous Kimura-Nova Uniao, Kiki is a former BJJ World Champion and also a Brazilian National Wrestling Champion with a successful MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) career.
Jean Kleber is the head coach of Kimura BJJ Boston and one of the best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belts to have come out of the Kimura Nova Uniao camp in Natal-RN, Brazil. A fantastic coach with experience teaching in 3 different continents (Brazil, Europe and the USA).