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Gustavo (Guga) Pinto


Gustavo Pinto was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil and started training jiu-jitsu in 1993 at master’s Sergio Lisboa academy in Sao Jose dos Campos, SP.

Master Sergio Lisboa is 5th degree black belt under master Oswaldo Alves (10th degree- Red Belt) being one of the most knowledgeable master’s in jiu-jitsu of our time.

Gustavo began his path to the black belt among the best, studying the art focusing on details to improve.

Prof. Gustavo had many titles in his weight division at state, regional, national and international levels and also completed his university Degree in law in 2001.

Being dragged by the beauty of the people and the land of Australia, he finally arrived in Sydney in 2003 to keep pursuing his dream to compete and spread the teachings of the gentle art called jiu-jitsu.

He arrived at Gracie Barra Sydney under the supervision of Prof. Marcelo Rezende which guided and directed him to the right path, reinforcing the methods of teaching and family values.

Prof. Gustavo remained undefeated in his weight division for 7 years, since his arrival in Australia in 2003, winning 2 pan Pacific’s (2005/2006), also flying to Abu Dhabi for the World Professional Jiu-jitsu cup in 2009/2013 sponsored by the Sheik Mohamed Bin Zayed. He also participated twice at the world championships in 2003/2006 as a Black Belt.

Finding time in his busy schedule he also finished his fitness course in Australia being a certified (cert.IV) personal trainer.

In conjunction with Prof. Marcelo Rezende developed and adapted jiu-jitsu techniques into the rugby game, working with Manly Sea Eagles team, Wallaby players ,with elite athletes at NSWIS and also presents workshops and seminars around Australia.

He also worked with the manly United Football club and Bossley park High School as a strength and conditioning coach.

In 2013, he was awarded with the 3rd degree on his Black belt in Australia and in Brazil.

Gustavo’s passion, love and experience in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu it will bring out the best in you. He also thinks that BJJ is the best sport in the world and advice everyone to try it out. It will change your life-he says.


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