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Marco Barbosa His Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!

Marco Barbosa His Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!


Who Is Marco Barbosa?

Marco Barbosa is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black belt and a pioneer of the sport worldwide. Marco also holds a Black belt in Judo, as his expert knowledge is highly regarded in his home town of Sao Paulo and the world. Marco has achieved worldwide notoriety for his exceptional guard passing techniques that he utilised in the late 1990's. Marco smashed his way through some high level Black belts putting himself and his guard passing master class on the map. Marco is also well known for his formidable competition prowess and for his MMA/BJJ academy that has become one of the best camps in Brazil. 

The Pressure Passing Manual by Marco Barbosa

In the 1990's Marco returned to Brazil after fulfilling a scholarship in Japan at the University of Tenri. Upon his arrival in Brazil Marco continued his rigorous training regimes of combative sports as he competed on the tatami mats. In 1995 Marco decided to add Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to his training schedule, so he joined up with CIA Paulista under head coach Waldomiro Perez. After 4 months of training Marco entered into a Jiu Jitsu competition as a Purple belt and managed to reach the podium, after the event Marco decided to pursue a career in professional grappling. Marco was balancing competitive Judo and Jiu Jitsu as he endeavored to win tournaments in both disciplines. Marco would split his Jiu Jitsu training between CIA Paulista and the Godoi/Macaco academy.

Marco Barbosa became a formidable opponent on the world stage of grappling, as he developed an extremely effective way to pass the guard. In 1999 Marco became the CBJJ Brazilian National Champion and finished 3rd at the IBJJF World Championships after losing to Royler Gracie. Marco would finish in third place at the IBJJF World Championships for the next two years consecutively. Marco would also win two consecutive IBJJF International Masters Championships in the year 2000 and 2001. 

In 2001 After Roberto Godoi and Jorge Macaco Patino parted ways and formed their own gyms, Marco Barbosa decided to join more permanently with Roberto Godoi. Marco trained for a few months with Roberto before deciding to start his own academy Barbosa Jiu Jitsu. Marco would dedicate the next twenty years of his life teaching the art of Jiu Jitsu. Along his journey Marco would compete extensively on the world stage as he continued his coaching career through his academy. As a result of Marco's successes on the competition mat and inside the gym, he received many offers from well known practitioners to open academies together, as Marco turned them all down.

One of Marco Barbosa's students, Mr Helios Moyano who was also a high profile lawyer, came to Marco with a proposal. The pair would open a Mixed Martial Arts academy in the heart of Sao Paulo, and in an instant Barbosa MMA was born. Marco compiled experienced trainers from all aspects of the MMA game, as his academy became one of Brazil's premier clubs to train with. Marco now boasts 50 branches worldwide as his brand has grown substantially. 

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How Old Is Marco Barbosa?

Marco Barbosa grew up in Aracatuba a central town of Sao Paulo Brazil. He was born in 1968 and is currently 53 years of age.

Marco Barbosa's Early Life!

Marco Barbosa grew up in Sao Paulo Brazil, his father Manuel was a student of Judo and was a huge influence on Marco. As a child Marco was extremely active as he ran around the streets of Brazil, playing soccer in the neighborhood with the other kids. Marco would climb all the trees and swim in the river, he would also play fight with other kids in the street, practicing the Judo he learnt from his father. 

By the time Marco turned 13 he committed fully to training more extensively in the art of Judo. Training under Judo Master Mr Umakeda, Marco began a schedule of training 7am till 10pm dailey. Marco was on a strict regime of not being allowed to go out at night or watch television. All of Marco's hard work and dedication paid off as he was awarded his Black belt in Judo in 1986 on his 18th birthday. Marco decided to become a full time Judo competitor as he looked towards an incredible future of accomplishments.

How Much Is Marco Barbosa Worth?

Marco Barbosa has had an outstanding career on and off the mats. His competitive successes are well known as he has stamped his authority on the world of Jiu Jitsu. Marco has also pioneered the art of grappling as his developments in the fundamental principles of Jiu Jitsu have been expertly administered. Marco has built a franchise of Jiu Jitsu academies worldwide that have brought him significant wealth. Marco has an unreported net worth but it is estimated to be beyond five million dollars. Marco has also filmed a new instructional video called "The Pressure Passing Manual'' which is available exclusively on

How Tall Is Marco Barbosa?

Marco Barbosa stands at 5 feet and 9 inches tall which is the equivalent of 175 centimetres. 

How Much Does Marco Barbosa Weigh?

Marco Barbosa has always competed as a featherweight throughout his competitive career. His weight was always around the 70 kilogram mark or (154 lbs)

About Marco Barbosa's Academy!

Marco Barbosa has revolutionised Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts in Sao Paulo. Through his academy Barbosa Jiu Jitsu he has a wealth of knowledge brought together with other like minded and experienced Martial Arts experts. Marco’s headquarters in Sao Paulo boasts incredible coaches like;

Professor Gilvan Santana Moreira;

Professor Gilvan started training in Kung Fu from the age of 16 at the famous Garra De Aguia along with many other disciplines, he also holds a Black belt in Jiu Jitsu. Gilvan brings a specialist approach to Marco's academy.

Professor Andrei Augustine;

Professor Andrei began training Jiu Jitsu with the Carlson Gracie team in 1992 under Professor Crezio De Souza. He has been with Barbosa Jiu Jitsu since 2007 and is one of Marco's assets.

Professor Patricia Lage;

Professor Patricia is an exceptional Black belt who has extensive experience competing against male athletes, she is the daughter of the world renowned Professor Roberto Lage. 

Many of Marco's coaches and students are highly recommended as intelligent and exceptional practitioners within the sport of Jiu Jitsu. Marco has developed a worldwide web of Barbosa Jiu Jitsu academies that house over 3000 students, as Marco's legacy is cemented as one of the world's most famous.

Who Did Marco Barbosa Lose To?

Marco Barbosa has lost three consecutive IBJJF World Championships in 1999, 2000 and 2001. Even though he secured the Bronze medal each time, there were elements of disappointment for Marco. Ever since he was a teenager he had aspirations of winning the World Championship, but on these occasions it was not meant to be. Marco lost to exceptional BJJ competitors like; Fredson Alves, Edson Diniz, Royler Gracie and Leo Vieira.

Marco Barbosa's Record!

Marco Barbosa has been a revolution to the art of Jiu Jitsu for the best part of two decades. He has compiled a huge amount of victories against high level competitors on the world stage. Although his actual record is unknown he has been one of the most successful Martial Artists to come out of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Some of Marco's accomplishments are;

CBJJ Brazilian National Champion (1999) IBJJF International Masters Champion (2000, 2001) IBJJF World Championship Third Place (1999, 2000, 2001) World Masters Champion (2019, 2020) Brazilian National Champion Brown Belt (1997)

Marco Barbosa's Injuries!

Marco Barbosa has had a lifetime of Jiu Jitsu injuries, aches, pains, strains, bruises and popped ribs. Like most competitive beasts in professional Jiu Jitsu, injuries are always in the picture. Marco has had to alter his training as he has become older, especially now in his 50's and jumping back into competition. Marco has always been a professional when it comes to body conditioning, the years he spent under Mr Umakeda training in Judo has given him the mental edge when it comes to injury prevention and body conditioning.

Is Marco Barbosa Retired?

Marco Barbosa has made a recent comeback to competitive level Jiu Jitsu at Masters events in his later age of 53. He has recently won events and starred on BJJBet and other international tournaments. Marco does focus more on teaching through his academy Barbosa Jiu Jitsu. He is extremely busy with many of the behind the scenes business duties involved with running his franchise of academies. Marco Barbosa is one of the premier Professors in the game of Jiu Jitsu and the probably the best to step out of Sao Paulo Brazil.

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