1930 East Tangerine Rd, Suite 190, Oro Valley, AZ 85755 520.335.5000520.335.5000

Professor Paulo Cezar Pinheiro “Drive-In”

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Chief Instructor

4th Degree Black Belt

Professor Paulo needs no introduction. He is a multi world champion and has also produced multi world champions under his teachings. He has been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for over 25+ years and received his black belt under our Master – Carlos Gracie Jr.  His home town is Rio de Janeiro the heart land of where Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu originated. Professor Paulo has a very technical and unique approach to the art of Jiu-Jitsu.

Mr. Alves Pinheiro has achieved impressive rankings in some of the most distinguished Jiu-Jitsu competitions in the world.  Among his most recent accomplishments are:

1st place rankings in the following events:

 

  • 2013 FJJRIO XIV Rolls Gracie Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil;
  • 2013 FJJRIO V Cup Count Koma & Infanti in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil;
  • 2013 European Open Jiu-Jitsu Championships IBJJF in Lisbon, Portugal;
  • 2014 European Open Jiu-Jitsu Championships IBJJF in Lisbon, Portugal;
  • 2016 Master International Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and
  • 2017 Master International Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • 2017 NOGI World Championship.

 

2nd and 3rd place rankings at the following events:

 

  • 2012 FJJRIO XIII Rolls Gracie Championship in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 2nd place
  • 2012 FJJRIO V Copa Carlson Gracie Championship in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 2nd place
  • 2012 IBJJF Black Senior World Championship in Long Beach, CA – 3rd place
  • 2013 IBJJF Black Senior World Championship in Long Beach, CA – 3rd place
  • 2016 North American BJJ Federation Championship in Daly City – 2nd place