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Leticia Ribeiro
Born Leticia Ribeiro N. Dos Santos
February 24, 1979 (1979-02-24) (age 30)
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Residence San Diego, California
Nationality Brazil Brazilian
Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Team Gracie Humaitá
Teacher(s) Royler Gracie, Marcelo Machado
Rank      2nd Degree Black Belt in BJJ

Leticia Ribeiro N. Dos Santos (born in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil on February 24, 1979) is a 2nd degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and multiple time world champion in the sport. She is associated with the Gracie Humaita jiu-jitsu school[1].

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Biography

Leticia Santos began training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 1995 at the Gracie Tijuca Academy originally under Marcelo Machado a student of Royler Gracie and the Gracie Humaita school. She initially began training for esthetic reasons but quickly fell in love with the art and began training more seriously. At the time the Gracie Tijuca Academy had the reigning national women’s championship team in Brazil[1].

She has won numerous jiu-jitsu national and world championships during the course of her career[1][2][3]. Originally starting with the Gracie Tijuca Academy Ribeiro began training under her original instructor’s instructor Royler Gracie eventually earning her black belt under Gracie[4]. In addition to Gracie, Leticia also trains with Vinicius Aieta and Saulo Ribeiro.

Personal Life

Leticia is currently a 2nd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Royler Gracie and represents the Gracie Humaita team in jiu-jitsu competitions[5]. Ribeiro who now resides in San Diego, California is bilingual and speaks both English and Portuguese. She’s presently an instructor at both The Arena, a MMA gym in San Diego as well as “Fit Athletic Club”, teaching Women’s No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes[5][6].

Media appearances

In the fourth episode of season 3 of Wildboyz in 2006; Steve-O and Chris Pontius visit Brazil and attend the Gracie Humaita Jiu-Jitsu school in Rio De Janeiro. Royler Gracie takes on Chris Pontius and chokes him out, while Leticia defeats Steve-O via armbar submission. [7]

Titles

  • 2009 World Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships - Women’s Black Belt Light Featherweight 1st Place
  • 2008 World Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships - Women’s Black Belt Featherweight 3rd Place
  • 2008 World Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championships - Women’s Black Belt Super Featherweight 1st Place
  • 2007 World Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships - Women’s Black Belt Featherweight 3rd Place
  • 2006 World Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships - Women’s Black Belt Featherweight 1st Place
  • 2005 World Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships - Women’s Black Belt Featherweight 2nd Place
  • 2005 European Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships - Women’s Black Belt Featherweight 1st Place
  • 2004 Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championships - Women’s Black Belt Feather 1st Place
  • 2003 World Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships - Women’s Black Belt Featherweight 3rd Place
  • 2003 World Cup Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships - Women’s Black Belt Featherweight 1st Place
  • 2003 Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championships - Women’s Black Belt Featherweight 1st Place
  • 2003 Brazilian National Cup Jiu-Jitsu Championships - Women’s Black Belt Featherweight 1st Place
  • 2003 Third Black Belt Challenge - Superfight Champion
  • 2002 World Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships - Women’s Black Belt Featherweight 1st Place
  • 2002 Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championships - Women’s Black Belt Featherweight 2nd Place
  • 2001 World Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships - Women’s Black Belt Featherweight 2nd Place
  • 2000 World Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships - Women’s Black Belt Featherweight 1st Place
  • 1999 World Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships - Women’s Black Belt Featherweight 3rd Place
  • 1999 Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championships - Women’s Black Belt Featherweight 1st Place
  • 1999 Rio De Janeiro State Jiu-Jitsu Championships - Women’s Black Belt Featherweight 1st Place
  • 1998 Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championships - Women’s Purple Belt Featherweight 1st Place
  • 1998 Rio De Janeiro State Jiu-Jitsu Championships - Women’s Purple Belt Featherweight 1st Place
  • 1997 Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championships - Women’s Purple Belt Featherweight 2nd Place
  • 1997 Rio De Janeiro State Jiu-Jitsu Championships - Women’s Purple Belt Featherweight 1st Place
  • 1996 Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championships - Women’s Blue Belt Featherweight 1st Place

References

  1. ^ a b c Leticia Ribeiro Interview From BJJBabe.com. URL accessed on October 10, 2009.
  2. ^ International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation >> Championship Results. URL accessed on October 10, 2009.
  3. ^ Leticia Ribeiro Fighter Profile. URL accessed on October 10, 2009.
  4. ^ Josh Simon Interview with Leticia Ribeiro. URL accessed on October 10, 2009.
  5. ^ a b The Arena Mixed Martial Arts >> Leticia Ribeiro Profile. URL accessed on October 10, 2009.
  6. ^ Fit Athletic Club San Diego. URL accessed on October 10, 2009.
  7. ^ Jackass World >> Video Archives >> Wildboyz >> Brazil II. URL accessed on October 10, 2009.

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