About Robson Moura

Robson “Robinho” Moura is a 6th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and a 8X World Champion. He is from Teresopolis (a small town in the mountains of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), and currently resides in Tampa, Florida, where he established The Robson Moura Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy.

Robson has been competing in BJJ competitions since the age of 13. With an excellent martial philosophy, hard working style and love of the game, he is among the greatest of the world’s Jiu-Jitsu players.

Robson holds his black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under world renowned Master Andre Pederneiras. Robson attained the rank of 1st degree black belt at the age of 18 under Andre!

The History of Robson “Robinho” Moura

The sport history of this ‘Carioca’ begins in 1988 at the age of 10 when he started training Jiu Jitsu in his hometown of Teresopolis (a small town in the mountains of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). His first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu teacher was Jucao. Robinho was supported and encouraged by his family, especially his father.

Robhino quickly grew his skills, becoming a champion of many competitions, and collecting a number of regional titles. When his instructor Jucao moved to Rio, Robson started training under Master Andre Pederneiras and Wendel from their elite team.

He continued to grow his skills and abilities, achieving national and international titles, becoming very well respected and esteemed. He is considered to have a very proficient and competitive way of fighting. By 18 Robson had achieved his greatest dream by becoming a Black Belt and today his is one of the most valued players in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Jiu-Jitsu Has No End

In this short documentary, Robson Moura teaches a seminar in the UK and talks about his approach to BJJ and what he has learned not only in the sport, but in life over the years through his profession. He talks about a lot of things that many BJJ Practitioners will relate to and also shows us a few techniques that will only improve your BJJ game in the Gi. It also features footage from his ADCC 2011 Bouts with Jeff Glover and Ryan Hall. Directed by BJJ/MMA Film maker Stuart Cooper.

Robson’s Accomplishments

World Championships: 8
Years 1996 / 1997 / 1998 / 1999 / 2000 / 2002 / 2007 / 2012

Brazilian Championships for Team: 6
Years 1997 / 1998 / 2000 / 2001 / 2002 / 2003

Pan American Championships: 2
Years: 1996 & 2007 – Los Angeles CA.

Rio de Janiero Championships: 8
Years: 1990 / 1991 / 1992 / 1993 / 1994 / 1995 / 1996 / 1997

Netherlands Open Championship: 1
Years: 1996

Challenge Med Cannibal Champion: 1
Year: 1996

LA Sub X Champion: 2006

U.S. Nationals Pro Black Belt Champion: 2007

Sao Paulo Championships: 3

Rickson Gracie Tournament 2009
1st Place – Featherweight Division

Robson Moura’s Profile on BJJ Heroes


Name: Robson Moura
Call Sign: Robinho
Date of Birth: 1978
Town: Teresopolis-Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Jiu Jitsu Category: Bantamweight
Weight: 64kg 140lbs
Height: 1.65M 5’6”