Rafael Rodrigues

Stats

Full Name Rafael Rodrigues
Class Master 1 / Black Belt
Weight 73 kg
Rank BJJ Black Belt
Height 170m
Association Fight club ji jitsu
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Accomplishments in BJJ/MMA as Black Belt :


- Sydney International Open IBJJF Championship 2018 - Gold in weight division NO GI.
- Sydney International Open IBJJF Championship 2018 - Gold in weight division NO GI.
- Pan Pacific Jiu Jitsu IBJJF Championship 2017 - Gold in weight division GI and NO-GI / - Silver in Open Class GI and NO-GI.
- 2017 National Championship AFBJJ and IBJJF -Gold in weight division GI / - Silver in weight division NO-GI.
- Melbourne International Open IBJJF Championship 2017 -Gold in weight division NO-GI / - Silver in weight division GI.
- Queensland State BJJ Championship QLDBJJ -Gold in weight division GI.
- South Pacific BJJ Championship QLDBJJ 2017 - Silver in weight division GI.
- East Coast BJJ Championship QLDBJJ 2016 -Gold in weight division GI / - Silver in weight division NO-GI
- Pan Pacific Jiu Jitsu IBJJF Championship 2016 - Gold in weight division NO-GI / - Bronze in weight division GI and Open Class GI and NO-GI.
- Copa Ubatuba FESP - Gold in weight division GI / - Silver in weight division NO-GI.
- Circuit LIVAJJ - 12x Gold in weight division GI / 3x Silver in weight division GI / 2x Bronze in weight division GI.
- Copa Action 2000 - Gold in weight division GI

Q&A Session Between Rafael Rodrigues and Elite Sports

Rafael Rodrigues "Wilsinho" Black Belt second degree in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, married with Camila, got 2 sons Joao Felipe and Pedro Henrique, was born in small town Taubate / Sao Paulo - Brazil. Rafael started training BJJ at 1998, after 11 years of dedicated himself to soft art and MMA in 2009 his got the Black Belt of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu from the hands of legend Jorge Patino "Macaco" together with teachers Antonio Carlos "Caca" and Augusto Luiz " Pulga". In 2010 Rafael "Wilsinho" Rodrigues migrated to Pulga Jiu Jitsu - Careca Atos where the leader grand master Red / Black belt ( Coral belt) Luiz Dagmar " Careca". Rafael "Wilsinho" Rodrigues was honored to receive the first and second degree of the hands from Master Careca. In 2016 Rafael moved to Gold Coast - Australia, where met Daniel Lima leader of Fight Club Jiu Jitsu where Rafael " Wilsinho" Rodrigues has been doing of part the team Fight Club Jiu Jitsu. Professional record of MMA = 10 fight / 6 wins / 3 losses / 1 draws. Rafael "Wilsinho" Rodrigues participated of the big events of MMA in Brazil: Jungle Fight 15, Nitrix Champion Fight 5, Romani Fight Brazil 1, Warriors fighting Championship, Hero Kombat 1, Impactotal 2, MFG Gram Prix, Super Fight Championship jundiai and Fenix Fight Championship 2.

Question: What does it mean to you to be a fighter?

Being a fighter means success in my career, because that's what I've always wanted since I started BJJ.

Question: What are the essential things you include in your training?

Answer: Well defined goals and focus, so that strategic drills are applied.

Question: What separates you from every other fighter in your division?

Answer: My heart, my goals and my family.

Question: What is the meaning of success in your mind?

Answer: Success and see that the training strategies were applied correctly, generating great results.

Question: With whom you would like to fight, and why?

Answer: Rafael Mendes because for me he is the best and I like challenges

Question: How should a beginner prepare for a competition? Any advice for them?

Answer: Respect your body, training hard, training smart and never give up..

Question: To whom you would like to compliment for your success?

Answer:First God after my mother, my brothers, my wife Camila who takes care of my diet and always supports me, my sons Joao Felipe and Pedro Henrique, who always hopes for a medal from their father, that motivates me even more, my former teachers and my current teacher, my friends and training partners.

Question:Who is your favorite legendary fighter? Why??

Answer: My favorite fighter would have to be Rafael Mendes. He has the best jiu jitsu and skills. It means pure talent..

Question: How do martial arts help to build leadership skills?

Answer: A great leader needs to have emotional balance, discipline, dedication, confidence, patience and never give up on the first problem. So you can find all this things in martial arts

Question: To whom you would like to compliment for your success?

Answer: First God after my mother, my brothers, my wife Camila who takes care of my diet and always supports me, my sons Joao Felipe and Pedro Henrique, who always hopes for a medal from their father, that motivates me even more, my former teachers and my current teacher, my friends and training partners..