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Braulio Estima - BJJ Drill Instructor of Gracie Barra Academy

Braulio Estima - BJJ Drill Instructor of Gracie Barra Academy

1. Braulio Estima Details

Braulio Estima Details
Name Braulio de Oliveira Estima
Nickname Carcará
Date of Birth 10 June 1980
Nationality Brazilian
Residence Birmingham, England
Born Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
Age 42 Years 6 months
College/University N/A
Profession Martial Artist
Last Fight ACB 10, 2018
Last Weigh in 170 lbs
Weight Class Division Meio Pesado (88 kg - 194 lbs)
Height 6 ft 3 inches
Career Disclosed Earning N/A
Fought Out of Florida, United States
Foundational Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Favorite Technique Triangle Open Guard
Belt Rank 4th-Degree Black Belt
MMA Record 1-0
Awarded by Carlos Gracie Jr.
Lineage Carlos Gracie Sr. -> Helio Gracie -> Carlos Gracie Jr -> Braulio Estima
Affiliation Blackzilians
Team/Association Gracie Barra
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2. Braulio Estima Biography

Braulio de Oliveira Estima holds a fourth-degree black belt under Carlos Gracie Jr. in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He has won several Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitions held all around the world during his grappling career, including the Mundials, ADCC, Pan American Championship, and European Championship. Given his vast record of accomplishments, he is well-regarded by other Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners. BJJ enthusiasts rank him among the best practitioners in the BJJ world and consider him one of the great mentors of Gracie Barra U.K.

2.1. Braulio Estima Early Life

Braulio Estima was born on 10 June 1980 in Recife, which is the fourth largest urban area in Brazil.

2.2. Braulio Estima Started Martial Arts Practice

Braulio started martial arts practice when he was 9 years old. He joined the martial arts academy in his hometown and learned the techniques of Judo. After a year passed, his judo instructor lost the life battle that had impacted Braulio Estima’s training. He temporarily paused martial training after the death of his mentor.

2.3. Joined Gracie Barra Academy

In 1996 after a long break of six years, Braulio Estima regained his interest in Judo due to his friend Fernando Cavalcanti. Fernando Cavalcanti's Judo training inspired him to join the Barra Academy

2.4. Braulio Estima First Instructor

Charles Dos Anjos (who received his Black Belt from the Royce Gracie) was his first instructor at the Gracie Barra academy. Braulio Estima earned 5 junior titles within a year while showing his potential athletic skills.

2.5. Promoted to Blue Belt

His phenomenal record on the mat opened the way to success. He was promoted to Blue Belt by his instructor, Charles Dos Anjos. After the mentorship of great Charles dos Anjos, Braulio also got the chance to avail the mentorship of Ze Radiola who is the pioneering figure of Jiu-Jitsu.

2.6. Promoted to Purple Belt

Success on the mat demands hard work, determination, and sheer determined training. Braulio Estima’s 3 years of continuous struggle and day-to-night practice paid off and he got the reward for his efforts. He won his first Pan American Championship in 1999. This victory opened new ways for him to get the Purple Belt.

2.7. Awarded Brown Belt

In 2000, one year after receiving his purple belt, Braulio Estima's extraordinary performance on the mat made his coach award Estima his Brown Belt. He was promoted to the brown belt after securing a Bronze Medal in the Pan American Championship.

Appreciation on the mat raised the productivity and performance of Braulio Estima after receiving a brown belt. He proved his elite grappling skills by winning Gold Medals for 3 successive years (2001-2003) in the Pan American Championship.

2.8. Taught at Gracie Barra Academy

On recognizing Braulio’s efforts to stand out in the grappling world, Maurição Gomes who is the founder of Gracie Barra in the UK invited him to teach the fighters. Braulio Estima decided to adopt permanent residence in England after accepting Maurição Gomes’s offer. While teaching at the Gracie Barra academy, Braulio also got the chance to level up his grappling skills. He has the honor of teaching the famous icons of the grappling world like Tom Barlow, Kenny Baker, Graham Keys, Luke Costello, and Chris Rees.

2.9. Awarded Black Belt

On 4th January 2004, Braulio Estima received Black Belt after securing the title in the middleweight (85 kg division) Mundial World Championship. This victory uplifted his respect among the BJJ practitioners. 

2.10. Braulio Estima MMA Career

He also participated in the wrestling tournament, and in 2009, won the ADCC Championship in both absolute and open weight divisions. Braulio continued his both BJJ and MMA training after winning the most prestigious MMA tournament. However, after the death of his close friend, Steven Fan, Braulio decided to return to the mat in memory of his friend and devoted a victory to him.  

2.11. Suspended for Two Years

In 2014, Braulio Estima tested positive for PED intake(Performance Enhancing Drugs) in the IBJJF world championship. The USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency), the organization responsible for testing BJJ practitioners before going on the mat, claimed that DMAA had been found. Braulio Estima was suspended for two years for illegal activity.  

2.12. Braulio Estima Courses

Braulio Estima is now offering a foot-lock course after refining his techniques. Grapplers can learn the lethal and devastating techniques of Estima by enrolling in his course. 

3. Historic Fights of Braulio Estima

3.1. Braulio Estima Vs. Murilo Santana

In 2014, the semi-final of the world championship was held between Braulio Estima and Murilo Santana. Both grapplers showed their extraordinary offensive and defensive skills.

Start of the Fight

Murilo Santana and Braulio tried to pull each other to start the fight. After a few minutes, Braulio Estima tried his best to take control of his opponent. However, Murilo never left any chance for Braulio to maintain a dominant position. Murilo Santana succeeded to free himself from the strong grip of Braulio Estima and controlled him through a leglock. 

End of the Fight

Braulio showcased his elite offensive and defensive skills and escaped from the strong grip of his opponent. After that, Braulio forcefully attacked from the back and controlled Murilo Santana in such a way that never allowed him to escape. In the end, Braulio Estima won by points.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2014 IBJJF World Championship Murilo Santana Win Points Semi-Final Medium Heavyweight

3.2. Braulio Estima Vs. Alexandro Ceconi

In 2009, the semi-final bout of the IBJJF world championship Alexandro Ceconi from Rillion Gracie faced Braulio Estima who represented the Gracie Barra academy.

Start of the Fight

Braulio Estima started the match by triangle choke, his strong grip seemed to be successful. However, Alexandro successfully escaped from the grip of his opponent. Alexandro tried to control Braulio through a lapel guard but failed.

End of the Fight

Braulio Estima applied a sleeve choke also called Ezekiel Choke. Alexandro Ceconi tried his best to escape from the choke. However, Braulio Estima's strong grip around Alexandro Ceconi's neck forced him to tap.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2009 IBJJF World Championship Alexandro Ceconi Win Submission (Ezekiel Choke) Semi-Final Heavyweight

3.3. Braulio Estima Vs. Andre Galvao

This was a sensational fight between Braulio Estima and the Head Coach of Atos academy and ADCC Hall of Famer, Andre Galvao.

Fight Summary

Both grapplers showcased technical grappling skills to maintain and regain the dominant position. Andre Galvao tried to control his opponent with a leg lock guard. However, Braulio Estima sweeped the guard by showing his extraordinary defensive skills. Braulio Estima won the match by points.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2013 IBJJF World Championship Andre Galvao Win Points Semi-Final Medium Heavyweight

4. Main Achievements of Braulio Estima

Year Event Weight Class Medal
1999 Pan American Championship Absolute Gold Gold Medal Icon
2001 Pan American Championship N/A Gold Gold Medal Icon
2001 IBJJF World Championship N/A Gold Gold Medal Icon
2001 IBJJF World Championship N/A Bronze Bronze Medal Icon
2002 Pan American Championship Absolute Gold Gold Medal Icon
2003 IBJJF World Championship N/A Bronze Bronze Medal Icon
2003 Champion's Challenge BRAZIL X USA N/A Gold Gold Medal Icon
2003 Pan American Championship Absolute Gold Gold Medal Icon
2004 IBJJF World Championship -88kg Gold Gold Medal Icon
2005 IBJJF World Championship -88kg Silver Silver Medal Icon
2005 IBJJF World Championship Absolute Bronze Bronze Medal Icon
2006 IBJJF World Championship -88kg Gold Gold Medal Icon
2006 Pan American Championship -94kg Gold Gold Medal Icon
2006 Pan American Championship Absolute Bronze Bronze Medal Icon
2007 ADCC Championship -88kg Silver Silver Medal Icon
2007 European Championship -94kg Gold Gold Medal Icon
2007 European Championship Absolute Gold Gold Medal Icon
2008 IBJJF World Championship -99kg Silver Silver Medal Icon
2008 Pan American No-Gi Championship Absolute Gold Gold Medal Icon
2008 Pan American No-Gi Championship -99kg Gold Gold Medal Icon
2008 Grand Slam Capital Challenge Jordan Absolute Gold Gold Medal Icon
2009 IBJJF World Championship -99kg Gold Gold Medal Icon
2009 European Championship -94kg Gold Gold Medal Icon
2009 European Championship Absolute Gold Gold Medal Icon
2009 World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup Absolute Silver Silver Medal Icon
2009 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship -88kg Gold Gold Medal Icon
2009 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship Absolute Gold Gold Medal Icon
2010 World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup Absolute Silver Silver Medal Icon
2010 World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup -83kg Silver Silver Medal Icon
2011 ADCC Submission Wrestling World  Championship Superfight Gold Gold Medal Icon
2011 European Championship -88kg Gold Gold Medal Icon
2012 Titan Fighting Championships 24 N/A Gold Gold Medal Icon
2013 IBJJF World Championship -88kg Silver Silver Medal Icon

5. Main Achievements (Belts)

5.1. Braulio Estima Colored Belt Achievements

Year Event Belt
1999 Pan American Championship Blue
2001 Pan American Championship Purple
2001 IBJJF World Championship Brown
2001 IBJJF World Championship Brown
2002 Pan American Championship Brown
2003 IBJJF World Championship Brown
2003 Champion's Challenge BRAZIL X USA Brown
2003 Pan American Championship Brown

5.2. Braulio Estima Black Belt Achievements

Year Event Belt
2004 IBJJF World Championship Black
2005 IBJJF World Championship Black
2005 IBJJF World Championship Black
2006 IBJJF World Championship Black
2006 Pan American Championship Black
2006 Pan American Championship Black
2007 ADCC Championship Black
2007 European Championship Black
2007 European Championship Black
2008 IBJJF World Championship Black
2008 Pan American No-Gi Championship Black
2008 Pan American No-Gi Championship Black
2008 Grand Slam Capital Challenge Jordan Black
2009 IBJJF World Championship Black
2009 European Championship Black
2009 European Championship Black
2009 World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup Black
2009 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship Black
2009 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship Black
2010 World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup Black
2010 World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup Black
2011 ADCC Submission Wrestling World  Championship Black
2011 European Championship Black
2012 Titan Fighting Championships 24 Black
2013 IBJJF World Championship Black

6. Medals and Record of Braulio Estima

Year Event Position
1999 Pan American Championship 1st
2001 Pan American Championship 1st
2001 IBJJF World Championship 1st
2001 IBJJF World Championship 3rd
2002 Pan American Championship 1st
2003 IBJJF World Championship 3rd
2003 Champion's Challenge BRAZIL X USA 1st
2003 Pan American Championship 1st1st
2004 IBJJF World Championship 1st
2005 IBJJF World Championship 2nd
2005 IBJJF World Championship 3rd
2006 IBJJF World Championship 1st
2006 Pan American Championship 1st
2006 Pan American Championship 3rd
2007 ADCC Championship 2nd
2007 European Championship 1st
2007 European Championship 1st
2008 IBJJF World Championship 2nd
2008 Pan American No-Gi Championship 1st
2008 Pan American No-Gi Championship 1st
2008 Grand Slam Capital Challenge Jordan 1st
2009 IBJJF World Championship 1st
2009 European Championship 1st
2009 European Championship 1st
2009 World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup 2nd
2009 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship 1st
2009 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship 1st
2010 World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup 2nd
2010 World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup 2nd
2011 ADCC Submission Wrestling World  Championship 1st
2011 European Championship 1st
2012 Titan Fighting Championships 24 1st
2013 IBJJF World Championship 2nd

7. Professional Record Breakdown

80 Matches 59 Wins 21 Losses
By Submission 37 5
By Points 17 10
By Advantage 4 3
By injury 1 0
By Decision 0 2
By Penalty 0 1
By DQ 0 0

8. Braulio Estima Submission Breakdown

Submission Techniques 37 Wins 5 Loss
Triangle Armbar 1 0
Inverted Kata Gatame 1 0
Estima Lock 1 0
Choke 1 0
Kata Gatame 1 0
Ezekiel Choke 1 0
Inverted Triangle 1 0
Bread Cutter 1 0
Submission 2 0
Rare Naked Choke (RNC) 2 2
Choke from Back 3 1
Armbar 10 1
Flying Triangle 0 1
Triangle 12 0

9. Braulio Estima Fight History

Year Event Opponent W/L Method Weight Stage
2004 Pan American Championship Todd Margolis W Triangle 88KG 4F
2004 Pan American Championship Cassio Werneck W Ezekiel 88KG SF
2004 Pan American Championship Ronaldo Souza L Flying triangle 88KG F
2005 ADCC Championship Vitor Viana L RNC 99KG R1
2005 World Championship Ricardo Cavalcanti W Armbar 88KG R1
2005 IBJJF World Championship Rafael Mota W Adv 88KG 4F
2005 IBJJF World Championship Demian Maia W Pts: 0x0, Adv 88KG SF
2005 IBJJF World Championship Ronaldo Souza L Pts: 6x0 88KG F
2005 IBJJF World Championship Alexandre Ribeiro W Pts: 5x4 ABS R1
2005 IBJJF World Championship Ronaldo Souza L Pts: 9x0 ABS SF
2006 Pan American Championship Carlos Francis W N/A 94KG SF
2006 Pan American Championship Eduardo Telles W Triangle armbar 94KG F
2006 Pan American Championship Wellington Dias W Triangle ABS R1
2006 Pan American Championship Edson Diniz W Armbar ABS 4F
2006 Pan American Championship Alexandre Ribeiro L Points ABS SF
2006 World Championship Rogel Alexandre W Triangle 88KG R1
2006 World Championship Alexandre Souza W Triangle 88KG 4F
2006 World Championship Delson Heleno W Pts: 6x4 88KG F
2006 World Championship Roberto Abreu L Armbar ABS R1
2007 ADCC Championship Tarsis Humphreys L Points ABS R1
2007 ADCC Championship Tomas Szczerek W Armbar 99KG R1
2007 ADCC Championship Cristiano Lazzarini W Kata Gatame 99KG 4F
2007 ADCC Championship A. Cacareco W Triangle 99KG SF
2007 ADCC Championship Alexandre Ribeiro L Points 99KG F
2007 10k Challenge Haim Gozali W Triangle ABS GP
2007 10k Challenge Pedro Bessa W Armbar ABS GP
2007 10k Challenge Tito Beltran W RNC ABS GP
2007 10k Challenge Rafael Lovato W Armbar ABS SF
2007 10k Challenge Jeff Monson L Points ABS F
2008 IBJJF World Championship Lee Douglas W Armbar 88KG R1
2008 IBJJF World Championship Roger Monsalve W Triangle 88KG 4F
2008 IBJJF World Championship Murilo Santana W N/A 88KG SF
2008 IBJJF World Championship Andre Galvao L Choke from back 88KG F
2008 Capital Challenge Edmilson C. W Choke 88KG SF
2008 Capital Challenge Otavio Sousa W Armbar 88KG F
2008 Capital Challenge Leonardo Leite W Points ABS F
2009 European Championship Alexandre Souza W Adv 94KG F
2009 European Championship Alexandre Souza W Points ABS F
2009 World Pro. Championship Rafael Lovato W Pts: 5x0 ABS 4F
2009 World Pro. Championship Marcelo Garcia W Triangle ABS SF
2009 World Pro. Championship Tarsis Humphreys L Pts: 2x2, Adv ABS F
2009 World Pro. Championship M. Costa W Bread cutter 94KG R1
2009 World Pro. Championship Fabio Gurgel W Pts: 2x0 94KG 4F
2009 World Pro. Championship Rodolfo Vieira L Pts: 0x0, Adv 94KG SF
2009 ADCC Championship Yuji Arai W RNC 88KG R1
2009 ADCC Championship James Brasco W Points 88KG 4F
2009 ADCC Championship Rafael Lovato W Estima lock 88KG SF
2009 ADCC Championship Andre Galvao W Inverted triangle 88KG F
2009 ADCC Championship Janne-Pekka W Armbar ABS R1
2009 ADCC Championship Marcelo Garcia W Inverted Katagatame ABS 4F
2009 ADCC Championship Vinny Magalhaes W Points ABS SF
2009 ADCC Championship Alexandre Ribeiro W Injury ABS F
2009 IBJJF World Championship Rodrigo Pinheiro W Triangle 94KG 4F
2009 IBJJF World Championship Alexandre Ceconi W Submission 94KG SF
2009 IBJJF World Championship Alexandre Souza W Pts: 2x0 94KG F
2010 World Pro. Championship Claudio Calasans L Adv ABS F
2010 World Pro. Championship Claudio Calasans L Pts: 2x2, Pen 83KG F
2011 European Championship Sergio Moraes W Adv 88KG F
2011 ADCC Championship Ronaldo Souza W Pts: 3x0 ABS SPF
2013 Metamoris 2 Rodolfo Vieira L Referee Decision ABS SPF
2013 IBJJF World Championship Rodrigo Fajardo W Armbar 88KG 4F
2013 IBJJF World Championship Andre Galvao W Pts: 6x2 88KG SF
2013 Copa Podio Alexandre Ribeiro L Points ABS SPF
2013 ADCC Championship Andre Galvao L RNC ABS SPF
2014 IBJJF World Pro. Championship A. Ortiz W Choke from back ABS R1
2014 IBJJF World Pro. Championship Chris Bowe W Submission ABS R2
2014 IBJJF World Pro. Championship Rodrigo Cavaca W Choke from back ABS R2
2014 IBJJF World Pro. Championship Keenan Cornelius L Pts: 2x0 ABS 4F
2014 IBJJF World Pro. Championship Lucas Leite W Pts: 3x0 94KG R1
2014 IBJJF World Pro. Championship Keenan Cornelius W Points 94KG SF
2014 IBJJF World Pro. Championship Tarcisio Jardim W Triangle 94KG F
2014 IBJJF World Championship A. Antonioli W Armbar ABS R2
2014 IBJJF World Championship Roberto Abreu W Points ABS R3
2014 IBJJF World Championship Bernardo Faria L Pts: 8x0 ABS 4F
2014  IBJJF World Championship Don Schon W Triangle 88KG RDS
2014 IBJJF World Championship Raul Castillo W Triangle 88KG RDS
2014 IBJJF World Championship Thiago Sa W Choke from back 88KG 4F
2014 IBJJF World Championship Murilo Santana W Pts: 8x2 88KG SF
2016 Copa Podio Alexander Trans L Pts: 6x0 ABS SPF
2018 ACB 10 Rudson Mateus L Referee Decision 85KG SPF

10. Top Fight Links of Braulio Estima

Braulio Estima VS Andre Galvao / World Championship 2013

Braulio Estima vs Tito Beltran - IBJJF Copenhagen NOGI

Braulio Estima vs Sergio Moraes

Braulio Estima vs Rafael Lovato Jr 2009 ADCC

Titan FC 24- Braulio Estima vs Chris Holland

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