Professor “Quexinho” joins the show to talk about his start in Jiu-Jitsu, competition advice, his split from Team Caio Terra and life as an association owner. Click “Read More” for show notes! 


  • Intro to Jiu-Jitsu
  • Getting fired from jobs as a kid
  • His experience in other martial arts
  • Learning from Professor Andre “Negao” Terencio
  • The value of an instructor who pushes you hard
  • Learning from Rafael “Formiga” Barbosa
  • The differences between training with Andre “Negao” and Soul Fighters team
  • How competition has kept him motivated to train
  • How his training changes leading up to a major competition
  • Sticking to your game in a competition
  • The importance of having a plan B
  • Analyzing your own performance
  • Who he feels his toughest opponents are
  • You’re supposed to lose a lot / The takeaways from a loss
  • His decision to move to the US
  • The split from Team Caio Terra / The birth of Team Ares BJJ
  • How he manages his busy schedule and responsibilities
  • The growth of Ares BJJ
  • What he feels makes a seminar successful
  • What goes into running an affiliation
  • Large associations vs smaller association s