Renato Forasieppi Canuto was born on June 13, 1996 in southern Sao Paolo Brazil. He is a Checkmat Jiu Jitsu team representative and is part of a new movement in today's grappling competitors (like Garry Tonon) who work extremely hard to make the event exciting and fan friendly first with a dynamic, submission hunting style that may not always pay off for himself in terms of getting to the top of the winners podium, but helps push the envelope of competition and grow the sport with legions of new fans. His recent performances for Kasai in particular, continue to generate more and more highlight reel performances that will continue to grow the sport and the Canuto brand.
Let this modern day gunslinger share his submission game! Click Learn more!
The arm bar is one of the first submissions any of us learn. It is also one that most of us haven't even begun to grasp the full power of. In a world of advantages and referee decisions, there is growing a crop of submission gunslingers like Renato Canuto who are always on the hunt for the submission. With one of the best and most diverse arm bar games on the planet, BJJ Fanatics brought him in exclusively to share his secrets. Get your copy of 50 Shades of Arm Bars here!
- IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2017)
- KASAI Pro 150lbs Champion (2017)
- KASAI Pro 170lbs Champion (2018)
- USBJJF/IBJJF American Nationals Champion (2017)
- UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Grand Slam – Los Angeles Champion (2017)
- IBJJF World Championship 2nd Place (2018)
- Marianas Open 2nd Place (2018)
- IBJJF Pan American 3rd Place (2017)
- Marianas Open 3rd Place (2017)
Just when you thought your knew how to armbar! Click Learn More!
Renato Canuto Biography
Renato Forasieppi Canuto was born on June 13, 1996 in southern São Paulo, Brazil.
Renato's early martial arts training began when he started studying judo. It wasn't until his father, Valdir "Tio Chico" Canuto, himself a black belt began teaching a kids BJJ class around 2004 that Renato started training as one of the first students in that class.
Within only a few months, Renato's father signed him up for the state tournament which he ended up winning easily. From these early moments, his future as an exciting competitor had been set in motion.
Renato would spend the vast majority of his spare time training BJJ. He was guided by one goal, to eventually become a jiu jitsu world champion. In 2016 as a brown belt, he would achieve this goal.
After visiting Las Vegas to prepare for more competition, he would meet and train with the legendary Robert Drysdale. During that training camp for the IBJJF Pan American's that year, Drysdale would invite Canuto to become one of the instructors at his academy in Vegas. He would earn his black belt from his father that same year.
Now as the head instructor of Checkmat Las Vegas and also a key member in the "Desert Squad" made up of jiu jitsu phenoms like Mikey Musumeci and Roberto Jimenez, Renato Canuto is poised for even greater success in the future.
You can become a jiu jitsu submission gunslinger! Click Learn More!
Renato Canuto Videos
Closed Guard Double Armbar
Arm Drag Sit Up Sweep Armbar
Flying Armbar from Single Leg
Did you find reading this piece interesting? Then feel free to check out other fighters:
Consider checking other instructional videos: