Ricardo Guimaraes

Was born in Brazil and moved here to California in 1987.

He first began his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training with Nelson Monteiro in 1993. As a blue belt, Ricardo found the opportunity to train in San Diego with Professor Marcelo Pereira. In 2003, after 10 years of hard work and dedication, Ricardo humbly received his Black Belt from Professor Marcelo.

Ricardo’s desire to share Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with others prompted him to take a risk and open up his own school. In 2003, he founded the Temecula Jiu Jitsu academy. Since then, Professor Ricardo has:

Placed  1st in the IBJJF Las Vegas Nationals

1st in the 2017 IBJJF Las Vegas International Open Absolute

1st in the IBJJF Las Vegas International Open

Promoted more than 7 Black belts of his own

Inspired hundreds of students to train and compete in BJJ

and is a Fourth Degree Black Belt

Professor Ricardo, to this day, is still a formidable competitor as he continues to be a finalist and medal winner at the IBJJF tournaments.

The success of his school and his competition is all due to a love and passion for the sport that changed his life.

 

Tournament Timeline

2017

2017- 1st IBJJF Las Vegas Nationals

2017- 2nd IBJJF Las Vegas Nationals Open

2017 – 1st IBJJF Las Vegas International Open Absolute

2017 – 1st IBJJF Las Vegas International Open

2017 – 1st IBJJF PAN Championship

2017 – 1st NABJJF San Diego Open

2017- 1st IBJJF Master European

2017- 1st IBJJF Master European Absolute

2017 – 1st IBJJF European

2017 – 1st IBJJF European Absolute

2016

2016 – 1st IBJJF Long Beach Open Absolute

2016 – 1st IBJJF Long Beach Open

2016 – 1st SJJF Worlds

2016 – 1st IBJJF World No GI

2016 – 1st IBJJF Floripa Open

2016 – 1st IBJJF Master World

2016 – 1st IBJJF American Nationals

2016 – 2nd IBJJF American Nationals Absolute

2016 – 1st NABJJF LA Open

2016 – 1st IBJJF Las Vegas Open

2016 – 1st IBJJF Las Vegas Open Absolute

2016 – 1st IBJJF Pan Championship

2016 – 2nd IBJJF Pan Championship Absolute

2016 – 2nd Jiu-Jitsu World League

2016 – 2nd NABJJF All Americans

2015

2015 – Irvine Open – 1st place

2015 – Irvine Absolute – 1st place

2015 – NABJJF All Americas – 2nd place

2015 – NABJJF BJJ Worlds – 3rd place

2015 – IBJJF BJJ World Masters – 3rd Place

2015 – IBJJF BJJ Pro – 3rd Open Class

2015 – IBJJF BJJ Pro – 1st Place

2015 – NABJJF 11th Annual North American – 1st Place

2015 – NABJJF LA Open – 1st Place

2015 – Abudhabi World Pro -3rd Place

2015 – Abudhabi World Pro – 3rd Place Open Class

2014

2014 – IBJJF BJJ Pro – 2nd place

2014 – IBJJF World Masters – 3rd place

2014 – NABJJF – 2nd Open Class

2014 – NABJJF – 1st place

2014 – World Championships (NO Gi) – 1st place

2014 – American Nationals – 1st Place

2014 – 7th American Cup – 1st Absolute Division

2014 – 7th American Cup – 2nd Place

2014 –  Pan Am – 2nd Place

2014 – San Fransisco Open – 1st Absolute Division

2014 – San Fransisco Open – 1st Place

2013

2013 – Long Beach Open – 1st Place

2013 – American Nationals – 2nd Place

2013 – South American Open – 2nd Place

2013 – Pan Am – 2nd Place

2012

2012 – Long Beach Open – 1st Place

2011

2011- 2nd Place American Cup Absolute Division

2011 – American Cup – 1st Place

2011 – Pan Am 2nd Place

2010

2010- Pan Am 2nd Place

2009

2009 – Pan Am 2nd Place

2007

2007- Pan Am -1st Place

 

 

2006

2006 – Pan Am 2nd Place

 

 

2004

2004 – Pan AM 2nd Place

 

 

2003

2003 – Pan Am 3rd Place