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To date, Xande is a 4th Degree Black Belt, a 7-time Black Belt World Jiu Jitsu Champion, a 2-time Black Belt World Absolute Champion, a 2-time ADCC World Champion, and an IBJJF Hall of Fame member, among many other accolades.
He is revered by many as one of the top all around Jiu-jitsu fighters of all time. Xande is also one of the original founders of the Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu Association along with his brother, Saulo. The two also founded the University of Jiu Jitsu and teach out of their current RJJA Headquarters. Additionally, the RJJA currently has over 50 affiliates spanning across the entire the world including in Brazil, Canada, USA, Europe, and Asia.
“I am so happy to be part of FUJI at this level of my career,” commented Xande. “Being part of a company with over 50 years of experience, surrounded by amazing professionals, martial artists, Olympians and a product that it is outstanding, makes me so excited about our partnership and bring to the BJJ world a product that they can trust. Looking forward many years of amazing stories and being embraced by an armor that will endure and allow me to give it an extra push in my next adventures.”
How I train
Xande now proudly wears FUJI when training and competing at the highest level. Along with training full time, Xande also runs his own chain of BJJ schools Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu Association along with his brother, Saulo.