Márcio Feitosa

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Marcio Feitosa
Born (1976-05-16) May 16, 1976 (age 41)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Residence Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height height 5'9" 176cm
Weight weight 154lb 70kg
Division Lightweight
Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Teacher(s) Carlos Gracie, Jr.
Rank 5th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Website http://www.graciebarra.com/, http://www.graciebarraamerica.com/

Marcio Feitosa learned directly from Carlos Gracie Jr., who is the founder of the Gracie Barra Academy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He has more than 20 years of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu teaching experience. Marcio Feitosa reached sequential podium spots for 8 years in a row at the world championships.

He has collected many titles such as (3-times) IBJJF World BJJ Champion and ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship Champion in Abu Dhabi, Brazilian Nationals, Brazilian Team Tournament, and the Pan American Championships.

Nowadays, Marcio Feitosa is dedicated to the Gracie Barra members as well as the head instructor for Gracie Barra International headquarters located in Irvine, California, and at the same time the Executive Director of Gracie Barra Brasil. His expertise in the Martial Arts business comes from working, managing and owning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu schools for over 20 years. Feitosa helped develop the Gracie Barra in the United States, developing the systems to manage the schools and instructional content such as the 2nd version of the Gracie Barra Fundamentals, co-founding the Gracie Barra Headquarters, and managing 8 of his own schools located in California and Texas.

Recently, Marcio Feitosa has been ranked as one of the top 10 BJJ fighters of all time by bjjheroes.com

Biography[edit]

Marcio Feitosa was born and raised in Barra da Tijuca a famous borough in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on May 16, 1976. That part of the city was also home for several fighters and instructors of the Gracie Family. The Gracie family members who lived in Barra da Tijuca were Carlos Gracie Jr., Renzo Gracie, Ralph Gracie and Ryan Gracie. Marcio was only 12 years old when he began studying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with Carlos Gracie Jr just 2 years after the first Gracie Barra School was founded. Marcio trained extensively and when he reached 15, his master Carlos Gracie Junior invited him to be an assistant instructor at the gym. His hard training paid off and, with an incredible competition record already established, he received his black belt at the age of 19. Within just two years after receiving the black belt Marcio wrote his name in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu sport history by winning the first Pan American BJJ games and the Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship. Feitosa is one of the strongest competitors of his generation winning against fighters like Urijah Faber (currently fighting as a bantamweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship organization), Leonardo Vieira, Vitor Ribeiro, Royler Gracie, Leonardo Santos, Caol Uno, Rumina Sato, Pablo Popovitch, Matt Serra, João Roque and Marcus Aurélio Martins.

Instructor Lineage[edit]

Mitsuyo "Count Koma" MaedaCarlos Gracie, Sr.Carlos Gracie Jr. → Marcio Feitosa

Tournament Titles[edit]

Marcio Feitosa is a Black Belt since 1996. He has been 8 times at the World Championship finals and won 3 amazing World Champion Titles. His knowledge and experience has been requested to teach seminars for Jiu-Jitsu athletes and instructors in countries as far as Japan, Brazil, Canada, England and Australia.

2007

  • Panamerican NoGI Championship Champion

2006

  • World Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2nd place

2005

  • Panamerican Championship - Champion
  • USA X BRASIL Challenge - Champion
  • ADCC WorldSumission Wrestling - Abu Dhabi ( United States) - 3rd place

2003

  • USA X BRASIL Challenge - Champion
  • World Jiu-Jitsu Championship - 2nd place
  • Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship - Champion

2002

  • World Jiu-Jitsu Championship - Champion

2001

  • ADCC WorldSumission Wrestling - Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) - Champion
  • World Jiu-Jitsu Championship - Champion
  • Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship - 2nd place
  • Arnold World Gracie Submission (USA) - 2nd place

2000

  • ADCC Trials Jiu-Jitsu x Luta-Livre - Champion
  • ADCC World Sumission Wrestling - Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) - 3rd place
  • World Jiu-Jitsu Championship - 2nd place
  • Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship - Champion
  • Professional Jiu-Jitsu League - 2nd place

1999

  • ADCC Trials Jiu-Jitsu x Jiu-Jitsu Champion World Jiu-Jitsu Championship - 2nd place
  • Panamerican Jiu-Jitsu Championship (USA) - Champion
  • Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship - Champion
  • Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship by Teams - 2nd place

1998

  • Canada Jiu-Jitsu/Submission open (Canada) - Champion
  • World Jiu-Jitsu Championship - 2nd place
  • Panamerican Jiu-Jitsu Championship (USA) - Champion
  • Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship - Champion
  • Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship by Teams - Champion
  • Olimpic Arena Superfight against Vitor Shaolin Champion Pitagoras Superfight - Champion

1997

  • World Jiu-Jitsu Championship - Champion
  • Panamerican Jiu-Jitsu Championship (USA) - Champion
  • Superfight against Royler Gracie - Champion

1996

  • Panamerican Jiu-Jitsu Championship (USA) - Champion
  • Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship - Champion
  • Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship by Teams - Champion

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 0-1-1 Bart Palaszewski Decision (Split) IFL - Gracie vs. Miletich September 23, 2006 3 4:00 Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Draw 0-0-1 Dokonjonosuke Mishima Draw Shooto - R.E.A.D. 9 August 27, 2000 3 5:00 Moline, Illinois, United States

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