Rubens Charles Maciel

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Rubens Charles Maciel
Rubens Cobrinha Charles.jpg
Born (1979-12-24) December 24, 1979 (age 35)
Londrina, Parana, Brazil
Other names Cobrinha
Nationality Brazilian
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 150 lb (68 kg; 11 st)
Team Alliance Jiu Jitsu
Rank      black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Rubens Charles Maciel
Medal record
Competitor for  Brazil
ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship
Silver 2009 Barcelona, Spain -66kg
Silver 2011 Nottingham, UK -66kg
Gold 2013 Beijing, China -66kg
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
World Championship
Gold 2006 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil -70 kg
Gold 2007 California, USA -70 kg
Gold 2008 California, USA -70 kg
Gold 2009 California, USA -70 kg
Silver 2010 California, USA -70 kg
Bronze 2011 California, USA -70 kg
Silver 2012 California, USA -70 kg
Bronze 2013 California, USA -70 kg
Silver 2014 California, USA -70 kg
Nogi World Championship
Gold 2007 California, USA -67.5 kg
Gold 2008 California, USA -73.5 kg
Gold 2011 California, USA -67.5 kg
Gold 2012 California, USA -67.5 kg
Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship
Gold 2007 California, USA -70 kg
Gold 2008 California, USA -70 kg
Gold 2009 California, USA -70 kg
Bronze 2009 California, USA Absolute
Gold 2010 California, USA -70 kg
Silver 2012 California, USA -70 kg
Silver 2013 California, USA -70 kg
Pan American No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu Championship
Gold 2008 California, USA -76 kg
European Open Jiu-Jitsu Championship
Gold 2013 Lisbon, Portugal -70 kg
World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup
Silver 2009 Abu Dhabi, UAE -65 kg
Bronze 2011 Abu Dhabi, UAE -74 kg
Silver 2011 Abu Dhabi, UAE Absolute

Rubens Charles Maciel (born December 24, 1979), aka "Cobrinha" and sometimes referred to as Rubens "Cobrinha" Charles, is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) competitor. He is considered the best featherweight in the decade [1] and to be among the best pound for pound jiu jitsu competitors in the world[citation needed]. Cobrinha is a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Fernando "Terere" Augusto and a member of Alliance Jiu Jitsu. Cobrinha has won a total of six world championship titles in Brazilian jiu-jitsu as a black belt in the featherweight (or lightweight) category. He started training BJJ in 2000, received his black belt in 2005, and has since medaled in every World Jiu-Jitsu Championship in which he has competed - a total of ten.[2] He is known for his attacking style of jiu jitsu and, in particular, for his guard. His guard was voted the best Guard of the Decade by fellow World Champions.[3]

Before opening his own school Cobrinha BJJ in Los Angeles, California, in 2011, he was an instructor at the Alliance Jiu Jitsu headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.

Championship Record[edit]

IBJJF World Championships[edit]

IBJJF World No-Gi Championships[edit]

IBJJF Pan American Championships[edit]

IBJJF Pan American No-Gi Championships[edit]

IBJJF European Open Championships[edit]

ADCC 2013 Abu Dhabi Combat Club : Beijing[edit]

  • -66 kg: 1st place

ADCC 2011 Abu Dhabi Combat Club : Nottingham[edit]

  • -66 kg: 2nd place

ADCC 2009 Abu Dhabi Combat Club : Barcelona[edit]

  • -66 kg: 2nd place

World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup[edit]


Tournament Results - Official Homepage


External links[edit]


  1. ^ Rafael Lovato Jr article
  2. ^ "Rubens Charles Maciel BJJ (GI) career on MARanking". 2014-01-18. Retrieved 2014-01-18. 
  3. ^ Gracie Magazine #143, Feb 2009