American Martial Arts

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Paulo Santana

Paulo Roberto Santana, better known as Paulo Santana, 28, was born on August 20, 1986 in the city of Goiânia, state of Goiás, Brazil. He was introduced to Brazilian Jiu – Jitsu at age 14, and since then never stopped training. Jiu – Jitsu has become the central focus of his life.

Paulo is a first-degree black belt, and was an athlete of Gracie Humaita team-Goiás. The team is led by fifth degree Black Belt Master Rodrigo Castro. Paulo has been emerging as one of the top names of the Brazilian Jiu – Jitsu nationwide. Also he has been undefeated champion in tournaments throughout Brazil to this date since 2011.

In addition to Paulo’s growing success in competing and teaching Jiu-Jitsu, he is an influential athlete in the state of Goiás, where he’s been teaching Jiu – Jitsu since 2010. He also founded the all women Jiu- Jitsu class called “Gatas no tatami”, today know internationally.

Paulo earned his bachelor degree in physical education in from Universidade Salgado de Oliveira and has graduated from trainings such as of physical preparation for high-performance athletes, physical preparation for combat athletes, and the refereeing course of Jiu – Jitsu.

Paulo has participated and won several national and international Championships. He has conquered a large number of victories always standing out among the best in the world. His 2014 championships calendar was extensive including the IBJJF World in California and the World of UAEJJ in Abu Dhabi. Where only the world champions have a spot. Recently Paulo won the Rio Grande do Sul championship placing him among the top Jiu-Jitsu athletes in the world!

Paulo is now part of American Martial Arts Academy, the premiere training facility for World Class Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Winston Salem, NC USA.

MOST IMPORTANT TITLES

2001

  • First Place – Campeonato Goiano de Jiu-jitsu (COJJ) – Goiânia GO Brazil

2002

  • First Place – Campeonato Brasileiro Interclubes de jiu-jitsu (LBJJ) – Araxá MG
  • Second Place- Campeonato Centro Oeste de Jiu-jitsu (COJJ) – Goiânia GO Brazil

2003

  • First Place – Campeonato Goiano de Jiu-jitsu (COJJ) ) – Goiânia GO Brasil
  • Third Place – Campeonato Brasileiro de Jiu-jitsu (LBJJ) – Araxá GO Brasil

2004

  • Second Place – Campeonato Goiano de Jiu-jitsu (COJJ) –  Goiânia GO Brazil
  • Second Place – Campeonato Centro Oeste de Jiu-jitsu (COJJ) – Goiânia GO Brazil
  • Third Place – Campeonato Brasileiro de Jiu-jitsu (LBJJ) – Goiânia GO Brazil

2005

  • Second Place – Campeonato Goiano de Jiu- jitsu (COJJ) – Goiânia GO Brazil
  • Second Place – Campeonato Centro Oeste de Jiu-jitsu (COJJ) – Goiânia GO Brazil

2007

  • First Place – Campeonato Goiano de Jiu- jitsu (COJJ) – Goiânia GO Brazil

2008

  • Second Place – Campeonato Jogos Abertos de Goiás (COJJ) – Itumbiara GO Brazil

2010

  • First Place – Campeonato Brasileiro Interclubes de Jiu-jitsu (LBJJ) – Caldas Novas GO Brazil
  • First Place – Campeonato Goiano de Jiu-jitsu (COJJ). Primeira e terceira etapa – Goiânia GO Brazil
  • First Place – Campeonato Goiano na Categoria e Absoluto (COJJ) – Goiânia GO Brazil
  • First Place – Copa Nakamura de Submission – Primeira e segunda etapa – Goiânia GO Brazil

2011

  • First Place – Campeonato Brasileiro Circuito Tarja (FBJJ) – Brasília DF Brazil
  • First Place – Campeonato Goiano de Jiu-jitsu – Categoria e absoluto. Segunda eterceira etapa (COJJ) Goiânia GO Brazil
  • Third Place – Campeonato Rio Open Internacional de Jiu-jitsu (CBJJ) – Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  • First Place – Campeonato Centro Oeste de Jiu-jitsu  (COJJ) Goiânia GO Brazil
  • First Place – Campeonato Brasiliense de Jiu-jitsu (FBJJ) Brasília DF Brazil
  • First Place – Campeonato Pan Americano de Jiu-jitsu (CBJJE) Brasília DF Brazil

2012

  • First Place – Campeonato Brasilia Open Internacional (CBJJ) Brasília DF Brazil
  • First Place – Campeonato Centro Oeste de Jiu-jitsu. Primeira, segunda e terceira etapa (COJJ) Goiânia GO Brazil
  • First Place – Campeonato Brasiliense de Jiu-jitsu (FBJJ) Brasília DF Brazil
  • Third Place – Campeonato Rockstrike de Jiu-jitsu (CBJJE) Goiânia GO Brazil

2013

  • Third Place – Trial Gramado para Mundial de Abu Dhabi (UAEJJ) – Gramado RS Brazil
  • First Place – Campeonato Goiano de Jiu-jitsu (COJJ) Goiânia GO Brazil
  • First Place – Campeonato Brasiliense de Jiu-jitsu (FGJJ) Brasília DF Brazil
  • First Place – Campeonato Centro Oeste Top 16 (COJJ) Goiânia GO Brazil
  • First Place – Campeonato Brasilia Open Internacional de Jiu-jitsu (CBJJ) Brasília DF Brazil

2014

  • First Place – Trial Gramado para Mundial de Abu Dhabi (UAEJJ) – Gramado RD Brazil
  • First Place – Campeonato Centro Oeste Brasileiro de Jiu-jitsu (COJJ) Goiânia GO Brazil
  • First Place – Campeonato US Grappling – USA . Categoria e absoluto  – North Caroline VA USA
  • Third Place – BJJ Pro New York (IBJJF) New York NY USA

2015

  • Second Place – New York Spring Open (IBJJF) NY USA
  • Second Place – Boston Spring Open (IBJJF) Boston USA