Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Athlete Profile - Saulo Ribeiro
Saulo Ribeiro is a 4th degree blackbelt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a five time World Jiu-Jitsu Champion, two time ADCC Submission Wrestling World Champion and brother of Xande Ribeiro.
He began his training in Rio De Janeiro under Royler Gracie, the son of Helio Gracie, at the legendary Gracie Humaitá. He received his black belt on November 27, 1995.
He is the author of Jiu-Jitsu University, and alongside brother fellow World Jiu-Jitsu Champion Alexandre Ribeiro, runs the University of Jiu-Jitsu in San Diego, California.
He is also the Jiu Jitsu Coach of MMA Fighter Diego Sanchez, who trains out of The Arena (MMA) gym in San Diego.
Saulo's Competition titles include:
5 time Gold Medalist - World Jiu-Jitsu Championship: 1997, 98, 99, 2000, and 2002
2 time ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship Champion: 2000, 2003
2 time Gold Medalist - Brazilian National Championships: 1995, 98
2 time Gold Medalist - Rio de Janeiro State BJJ Champion
2 time Arnold Schwarzenegger/Gracie World Submission Champion
1 time Gold Medalist - World No Gi Jiu-Jitsu Championship: 2008
2 time Silver Medalist Absolute Division - World Jiu-Jitsu Championship: 2001,2002
No Holds Barred Superfight Champion - The Fightzone