Eduardo Barboza - Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Eduardo is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Master Júlio César Pereira and a representative of GF Team. He was born and raised in Belford Roxo, Brazil where his father introduced him to Jiu-Jitsu at age 14 to help with his chronic bronchitis and interact with other teens.
He is one of the top rooster weights of his generation. Eduardo Barboza has medaled in important tournaments such as the IBJJF World Championship and Pan American Championship, as well as, the Rio International Open. He quickly gained notoriety in Jiu-Jitsu’s international circuit. His career was put on hold in April 2016 due to a severe hand injury (ligament tear), which required surgery. There were serious doubts if he would return and compete. However, Eduardo persevered and obtained his black belt on September 21, 2016. Since then, he has competed and since medaled in various tournaments.
Eduardo has recently relocated to Connecticut, USA to teach Jiu-Jitsu at Evolution BJJ and The Cruvinel Brothers Academy. We are excited to have him in Connecticut. He is humble on and off the mat and is always eager to help his students improve.