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Rodrigo Artilheiro

Hailing from Rio de Janeiro, Briazil, Rodrigo Artilheiro is a world class Jiu Jitsu, Judo, and Wrestling competitor who currently holds the rank of 2nd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Rodrigo began his martial arts training at the age of 5, following in the footsteps of his father, Arnaldo Walmory Artilheiro, a highly accomplished Brazilian Judoka. At the age of 16, Rodrigo began training Brazilian Jiu Jiitsu under the late great Carlson Gracie. Rodrigo went on to earn his black belt in Judo in 2001 and his black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2009 under former two time Brazilian National and World Jiu Jitsu Champion, Amaury Bitetti.


  • 2015 Krav Maga Instructor Certification

  • 2015 ADCC Submission Fighting Championship - São Paulo, Brazil

  • 2014 IBJJF No Gi World Champion

  • 2014 ADCC Superfight winner vs Jeff Monson

  • 2013 IBJJF World Jiu Jitsu No Gi Championship Runner Up

  • 2011 ADCC Submission Fighting Championship - Nottingham, UK

  • The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil Coach - Team Belfort

  • Jiu Jitsu National Bronze Medalist

  • 7 times Brazilian Wrestling National Champion

  • Judo National Champion

  • Pan American

  • Greco Roman wrestling Bronze medalist

  • Degree in Exercise and Sports Science from Bennett University in Brazil



the lazy guard

Tap Out Everyone In The Gym With The Original Old School Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Position: The Closed Guard

  • 38 Year Old Rodrigo Arthileiro Is Unstoppable In This Position & He Can Show You How To Be As Well

  • The closed guard is the forgotten art

  • You can use the closed guard until you are 80 years old, why not master it now

  • This is a complete and easy to use system

  • You could be one of the few left to learn the intricacies


Rodrigo Artilheiro Biography

Rodrigo Artilheiro is a former Coach of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil with Vitor Belfort and has trained and coached many notable UFC fighter including  Brian Stann, Randy Couture, Forrest Griffin, Mirko Cro Cop, Lyoto Machida, and current UFC contenders – Vitor Belfort, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, and Raphael Assuncao, to name a few. 

In addition to coaching and training professional fighters,Rodrigo has run Brazilian Jiu Jitsu children’s programs at several gyms in Brazil and the U.S. and conducted seminars for various police departments and armed forces, including the honor of being Special Guest Instructor for the U.S. Army National Guard Combatives Level One Certification in 2010.

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Rodrigo Artilheiro vs Jeff Monson ADCC 2014

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