Background on Chico Mendes

Chico Mendes - BJJ Coach

Bio:

  • DOB: 14-06-1980
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt 2nd degree. Multiple times champion with titles in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Submission
  • Co-founder of Checkmat BJJ
  • Official referee by IBJJF
  • Awards Black Belt 2010 / 2011 / 2012
  • Ultimate Impact Cage Fighting 7 - England (Main event - Draw)
  • Stavanger Open 2011 - Norway (2°PLACE Adult Submission)
  • Stavanger Open 2011 - Norway (2°PLACE Adult BJJ)
  • BJJ Pro Cup 2011 - Italy (2°PLACE Adult)
  • BJJ Pro Cup 2011 - Italy (3°PLACE Master Category)
  • BJJ Pro Cup 2011 - Italy (3°PLACE Master Open Class)
  • World Cup 2010 WLPJJ – SP (CHAMPION)
  • International Master & Senior 2010 IBJJF – RJ (2°PLACE)
  • Brazilian National Championship 2010 CBJJ – RJ (3°PLACE)

Affiliations:

  • Checkmat Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)
  • Trojan Free Fighters Cheltenham (MMA)
  • Fighting Fit Martial Arts Cheltenham (MMA)

Chico has been training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu since 1994 and received his Black Belt in 2004 from Leonardo Vieira (Leozinho) one of the all time greatest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners.

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