Black Belt | Instructor

Gabriel Souza

Gabriel Souza was born in Paulínia-SP, Brazil. He grew up in Campinas-SP and in 2008 moved to Piracicaba-SP with his mother. His first contact with Jiu Jitsu occurred 2008 under the guidance of Professor Daniel Padilha. With only three months of training, Gabriel participated in his first Championship at the age of 10, and placed Second at the Circuit Paulista of Jiu Jitsu by FPJJ. Three months later, at yet another Circuit Paulista exhibition, Gabriel took home the Championship, and decided then that Jiu Jitsu fighting was in his blood.

Gabriel would later capture 5 championships within the FPJJ in addition to several other regional championships. In 2012, Gabriel medaled at the CBJJ Brazilian National Championship. Gabriel increased his training, and by 2013 he was invited to train in Santos-SP with the internationally renown Jiu Jitsu athlete Rodrigo Cavaca.

In 2013, Gabriel won The World Cup Championship of Abu Dhabi in Gramado, Bronze in his Weight Class and Absolute Champion at the World IBJJF Jiu Jitsu Championship, Silver in his Weight Class and Absolute Championship at the CBJJ Brazilian National, Bronze at the CBJJE Pan American Jiu Jitsu Champion and Silver in the Jiu Jitsu World Championship.

In 2015, Gabriel debuted in MMA and competed in the MMA AMMO Fight Championship events. Gabriel is 2-0 in MMA and is actively competing in Jiu Jitsu at any opportunity. Gabriel was promoted to Black Belt by Renato Canuto in June 2019. Gabriel is a passionate teacher and pushes his students to be the best that they can be.


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  • CBJJE International Champion/Blue
  • CBJJE Pan American Champion/Blue
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Champion/Blue
  • BJJF World Championship Bronze/Blue/Juvenile
  • IBJJF World Championship Bronze/Blue/Open/Juvenile
  • IBJJF World Championship Bronze/Blue
  • IBJJF World Championship Bronze/Blue/Open
  • IBJJF Brazilian National Silver/Blue
  • IBJJF Brazilian National Silver/Blue/Open
  • IBJJF Brazilian National NOGI Bronze/Blue
  • IBJJF NY International Open Champion/Blue
  • IBJJF NY International Open Silver/Purple
  • IBJJF NY International Open Silver/Brown
  • IBJJF Pan American NOGI Bronze/Brown
  • IBJJF NY BJJ Pro Champion/Brown
  • IBJJF Las Vegas NOGI Open Silver/Brown
  • IBJJF Kansas City International Open Silver/Black
  • IBJJF American National NOGI Champion/Black
  • Submission Victory at F2W 99
  • Submission Victory at LWS for Lightweight Title
  • Submission Victory at ROP for Lightweight Nogi Title
  • Submission Victory at LWS for Welterweight Title

Gabriel Souza Competition Footage