Bruno "Mamute" Paulista

Bruno is a world champion, a professional MMA fighter and is famous for one of the best open guards in jiu jitsu. Born in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, Bruno began training in Brasilia advancing to the level of purple belt. In 2005 he moved to Florianopolis, and subsequently in December of 2006 received his black belt. In 2007 Bruno moved to the United States where he currently teaches and trains. Bruno, who has been teaching since 2004, is the head instructor at Mamute Jiu Jitsu in Anaheim where he puts all of his energy into his students. Bruno is fluent in English and his students range from some of the biggest names in MMA to jiu jitsu prodigies to the young enthusiasts in the kids class. Bruno enjoys teaching and watching the way that Brazilian jiu jitsu changes his students lives. His gentle spirit and passion for the sport is what makes him one of the most well-loved instructors to learn jiu jitsu from.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Sr. > Crolin Gracie > Alexandre de Souza > Bruno Paulista

2009

2nd place- World Championships No Gi- Ultra Heavy

2008

1st place- Pan American Championships No Gi- Ultra Heavy

3rd place- World Championships No Gi- Ultra Heavy

2nd place- Pan American Championships- Ultra Heavy

2007

1st place- World Championships No Gi- Ultra Heavy

1st place- American Nationals- Ultra Heavy

3rd place- American Nationals- Open Class

2nd place- Pan American Championships- Ultra Heavy

3rd place- Pan American Championships No Gi- Ultra Heavy