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BJJ & MMA Coach – Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

Rodrigo Giraldes is the head coach of RGB9 Australia, the BJJ Team number 1 in Western Australia – AFBJJ – 2017.

Rod was born in São Paulo, Brazil in 1988. He started training BJJ in 2000 and in 2011 He was promoted to Black Belt by Master Adriano Silva “Grifo” and Master Marco Barbosa.

Rod who is an official B9 Jiu-Jitsu Instructor in accordance with the exacting standards of Master Marco Barbosa (B9 Jiu-Jitsu website). “B9 Jiu-Jitsu” is one of the top Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & MMA academies in the world, from where Master Marco Barbosa has produced several high-level competitors (FPJJ/ CBJJ/ IBJJF/ UFC).

Rodrigo is a Direct student of Adriano Silva “Grifo” since his white belt passing through colored belts (kids belt system), blue belt, purple belt, brown belt and finally the desired BJJ Black Belt. Rodrigo has been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for more than 16 years.

Jiu-Jitsu is much more than a fight or self-defense, Jiu-Jitsu is a life style that will change the way people can see the world, providing stress relief, weight loss and self- discipline.

If you have a desire to learn Jiu-Jitsu, come to Evolution MMA to make a trial lesson with one of the best coaches in Australia.


Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > George Gracie > Octávio de Almeida Senior > Octávio de Almeida Junior > Adriano Silva > Rodrigo Giraldes

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