instructors

Rodrigo Munduruca

Professor Rodrigo Munduruca started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 1995 in Brazil under professors Sylvio Behring and Mauricio Pereira.

Professor  Rodrigo was awarded his Black Belt in 2001 and is currently a 4th degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Master Rolker Gracie and Master Royler Gracie.

Professor Rodrigo immigrated to Canada in 1999 to teach Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and was one of the first BJJ teachers in Canada. Since that time, he has made a name for himself and is a renowned and respected instructor as well as an accomplished competitor.

As of January 2018, he has promoted over 20 martial artists to the rank of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt across Canada.

He opened his own Gracie Humaitá academy in Winnipeg, Manitoba and currently has six affiliated gyms throughout Canada and two in Mexico .

Professor Rodrigo now resides in San Diego County with his wife and two children and has opened his newest location here in Poway, CA.

As successful as he has been teaching and coaching adults, Professor Rodrigo actually specializes in teaching kids’ classes. He is gentle, patient, and respectful to the kids and they respond well to his kind, fun yet firm, approach to teaching the art of Jiu-Jitsu.

Below we have listed his most recent accomplishments as a competitor .

  • 2007 WORLDS MASTER & SENIOR – RIO, BRAZIL – 2ND
    PLACE – MASTER 1 BLACK BELT


  • 2008 FILA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – LUZERNE, SWITZERLAND 1ST
    PLACE GI DIVISION / 3RD PLACE NO GI DIVISION 
  • 2009/2010/2011 CANADA QUALIFIER ABU DHABI PRO – MONTREAL,
    CANADA 1ST PLACE BLACK BELT
  • 2009  WORLDS MASTER
    & SENIOR – RIO, BRAZIL- 3RD PLACE MASTER 1 BLACK BELT
  • 2010 BRAZILIAN NATIONALS – RIO, BRAZL – 1STPLACE
    MASTER 1 BLACK BELT
  • 2010  WORLDS MASTER
    & SENIOR – RIO, BRAZIL – 1ST PLACE MASTER 1 BLACK BELT
  • 2010 WORLDS MASTER & SENIOR – RIO, BRAZIL – 1ST
    PLACE OPEN CLASS MASTER
  • 1 BLACK BELT
  • 2011 PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP – 1ST PLACE MASTER
    1 BLACK BELT
  • 2011 WORLD NO GI CHAMPIONSHIP – LONG BEACH,CA – 1ST PLACE – MASTER 1 BLACK BELT
  • 2012 – EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP – LISBON, PORTUGAL  1ST PLACE MASTER 1 BLACK BELT
  • 2012 WORLD MASTER CHAMPIONSHIP – LONG BEACH,CA – 3RD PLACE MASTER 1 BLACK BELT
  • 2013 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP – LISBON, PORTUGAL – 1ST PLACE MASTER 1
  • 2013 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP – LISBON, PORTUGAL – 3RD PLACE MASTER 1 OPEN CLASS
  • 2013 PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP – 1ST PLACE MASTER 1 BLACK BELT 
  • 2013 WORLD MASTER CHAMPIONSHIP – LONG BEACH,CA – 3RD PLACE MASTER 1
  • 2014 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP – LISBON, PORTUGAL – 2ND PLACE MASTER 1
  • 2014 PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP – 3RD  PLACE MASTER 1 BLACK BELT 
  • 2014 AMERICAN NATIONALS – 1ST PLACE MASTER 1 BLACK BELT OPEN CLASS
  • 2015 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP – LISBON, PORTUGAL – 1ST PLACE MASTER 1 BLACK BELT
  • 2015 WORLD MASTER CHAMPIONSHIP –LAS VEGAS,NV– 3RD PLACE MASTER 2
  • 2015 WORLD NO GI CHAMPIONSHIP – LONG BEACH,CA – 2ND  PLACE – MASTER 1
  • 2016  EUROPEAN
    CHAMPIONSHIP – LISBON, PORTUGAL – 1ST PLACE MASTER 1 BLACK BELT
  • 2016 PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP – 2ND   PLACE MASTER 1 BLACK BELT 
  • 2017 EUROPEAN MASTER CHAMPIONSHIP – BARCELONA, SPAIN – 1ST
    PLACE BLACK BELT MASTER 1
  • 2017 WORLD MASTER CHAMPIONSHIP –LAS VEGAS,NV– 3RD
    PLACE MASTER 2 BLACK BELT
  • 2017 SAN DIEGO OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP – SD,CA – 1ST
    PLACE  - MASTER 1 BLACK BELT
  • 2017 WORLD MASTER CHAMPIONSHIP –LAS VEGAS,NV– 3RD
    PLACE MASTER 2 BLACK BELT

  • 2017 SAN DIEGO OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP – SD,CA – 1ST
    PLACE  - MASTER 1 BLACK BELT
  • ‍2018 IBJJF PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP - 1ST PLACE BLACK BELT MASTER 3 - ULTRA HEAVY
  • ‍2018 IBJJF TOKYO OPEN - 1ST PLACE-  BLACK BELT MASTER 3 -  ULTRA HEAVY
  • 2018 IBJJF TOKYO OPEN - 1ST PLACE BLACK BELT MASTER 3 - OPEN CLASS
  • ‍2018 IBJJF ASIAN MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP - BLACK BELT MASTER 3 -  ULTRA HEAVY
  • ‍2018 IBJJF ASIAN MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP - BLACK BELT MASTER 3 - OPEN CLASS
  • 1st place ultra heavy master - Europeans 2019 Lisbon- Portugal
  • 1st place ultra heavy master 3 2019 Pan American championship
  • Master’s European Championship 2019
    Gold medal - Master 3 ultra Heavy
    Gold medal - Master 3 Open Class
  • 2019 San Diego Spring international Gold medal - Master 3 ultra Heavy
    Gold medal - Master 3 Open Class
  • 2019 American National’s Championship
    Gold medal - Master 3 ultra Heavy
  • IBJJF New York Pro
    Gold medal - Master 3 ultra Heavy
    Gold medal - Master 3 Open Class
  • Ibjjf 2nd Place overall (1434 Athletes ) Master 3 Division 2018/2019 season

Below we have listed his most recent accomplishments as a competitor .

Below we have listed his most recent accomplishments as a competitor .