Felipe Costa His Record, Weight, Age & More!
Who Is Felipe Costa?
Felipe Costa is a Fifth degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black belt under his professor Rodrigo Comprido as of 2021. In his younger years he was a fan of the Fluminense soccer team but then started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for self defense reasons when he was only 12. He eventually found promise in the sporting aspect and dedicated his life to competition. Felipe Costa achieved the rank of Black belt at the age of 24 back in 2002 by his professor Rodrigo who saw him through the ranks.
Felipe Costa blasted on the scene after earning his black belt and winning a World Championship in the black belt division. Felipe winning a World Championship title at black belt shook the bjj community because prior to him winning, he never won a major tournament. Felipe was an anomaly. Though Felipe competed throughout the ranks in the lower belt divisions he never grabbed the gold or even placed at a major Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament. Before this, no other competitor has accomplished this feat of winning at black belt World Championship without placing on the podium at a major competition at a lower belt. Felipe accredits his success to his ego and the way he carries himself. When Felipe won minor tournaments in the colored belt ranks (blue, purple, brown) and even though they were smaller accomplishments he was still very excited and proud of those wins. Felipe says in an interview with BJJ Eastern Europe “I lost so many times and in all kinds of different situations that you can imagine. It’s not even a joke – think of a way to lose a fight. What came to your mind? Yep, I have lost that way. That is how confident I am of my losses. But, even without a gold medal around my neck, I behaved like a champion, I carried myself like a champion, I trained like a champion, I focused on improving my technique as a champion. So when the opportunity came, I was ready to take the gold and officially become the number one.”
Passing To The Back by Felipe Costa
How Old Is Felipe Costa?
Felipe Costa was born on the 17th of September 1978, he is currently 43 years of age as of 2021.
Felipe Costa’s Early Life?
Felipe Costa was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on September 17th, 1978. He first started training Jiu Jitsu in 1991 for self defense. He was inspired by movies like The Karate Kid but chose Brazilian Jiu Jitsu because it was the closest gym to his house. Rodrigo Comprido was one of the first coaches of Felipe. Rodrigo trained and coached Felipe Costa throughout the ranks along with other coaches along the way. Rodrigo Comprido awarded Felipe all of his belts, including his black belt in 2002. Felipe 's full lineage is Carlos Gracie, Helio Gracie, Rolls Gracie, Romero Cavalcanti, to Rodrigo Medeiros.
How Much Is Felipe Costa Worth?
Felipe Costa’s net worth is unknown.
How Tall Is Felipe Costa?
Felipe Costa stands at 5 feet and 7 inches tall which is the equivalent to 170 centimetres.
How Much Does Felipe Costa Weigh?
Felipe Costa has competed in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournaments at one of the lightest of weight classes which is rooster weight 57.5kg (126lbs)
Felipe Costa’s Fight List!
Felipe Costa’s fight list is nowhere to be found online.
Felipe Costa’s Record!
Felipe Costa has performed on championship level stages countless times. Felipe is no stranger from being the underdog throughout a big portion of his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu career. Felipe, widely admired for being the underdog has achieved some incredible feats with one of his favorites being IBJJF Black Belt Adult World Championship (one of the highest achievements you can earn as a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor). His achievements consist of;
3 x World Champion (2003 – CBJJ Adult, 2006 – CBJJO Adult, 2018 - Abu Dhabi World Pro @ Master )
4 x International Masters Championship (2010 – 2011 – 2013 - 2016) Consider to be the World Master for many years
2 x European Champion – Adult division(2008) and MASTER Division (2015) Pan Ams Champion - Master Division (2015)
2 x Brazilian National Champion – Adult division (2007) and MASTER division (2019)
Rio de Janeiro State Champion – Adult division (2010 – primeira Etapa) Rio Open Champion – Adult division (2013)
Brazilian Cup Champion – Adult division (2009)
8 x Brazilian National Silver Medalist – Adult division (2004, 2008, 2010,2011,2012, 2013) Master Division (2014, 2015)
4 x Pan-American Silver Medalist – Adult division (2009, 2010,2011) Master Division (2014)
European Silver Medalist – Master division (2011)
Brazilian Cup Silver Medalist – Adult division (2004)
International Master Championship Silver Medalist (2009 - Adult, 2018 - Master)
Rio Open Silver Medalist (2011- Adult, 2018 - Master)
Brazilian National NO GI Silver Medalist (2011- Adult, 2016-Master) 8 x World Bronze Medalist (2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013) 2 x Brazilian National Bronze Medalist – Adult division (2005, 2009) 2 x International Master Championship Bronze Medalist (2008, 2012) 1 x Pan American Bronze Medalist (2013)
Felipe Costa’s Injuries!
Felipe first dislocated his shoulder when he was still young at the age of 15 and 4 times after that as well. He has since adjusted his game to keep his shoulder out of danger making sure his arm doesn’t go too far away from his body. Felipe makes sure to put a considerable amount of time and care into conditioning his body to prevent any injuries. After an injury that caused Felipe Costa to take a considerable amount of time off of training, Felipe launched a series of online videos called “Felipe 30+” where he shows his journey to the Mundail World Championships. The footage shows How Felipe Costa optimizes his recovery and rehabilitation following a strict regimen as well as showing a bit of his personal life in which the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Community took a liking to.These episodes are all available on Youtube.
Is Felipe Costa Retired?
Felipe Costa has achieved his dream of winning every major gi black belt competition including one of the highest achievements in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu the IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation) Black Belt Adult division. Felipe has given decades of his life to competing and training. Felipe Costa is well respected in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu community for his championship like character, high level teaching on top of all of his accolades and accomplishments. He is currently retired as of 2020 after receiving his last gold medal in 2019 winning his 2nd Brazilian National Championships. Felipe Costa is on a journey of travelling while sharing, teaching and spreading his passion of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu all around the world.
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