Friday, April 18, 2014



by carlos santos

super cup 3 by carlos santos

Saundra Christina Rivers 
bjj family students 
to carlos santos

Wednesday 2:09pm
Professor Carlos, Alex, Jordan, Ayden and myself were very heart broken to hear that you were leaving Prime. We have missed you for the last few months from the kids class and will definitely miss your Supercup!!! Jordan had a great experience at the last Super Cup and was able to gain such confidence--it was better than watching Karate Kid the movie Alex and the boys look up to you as a great Black Belt that they had the honor to meet and train under. You have amazing patience and skills will be missed here in Colorado. The Rivers family wish you and your family the very best in your future endeavors. Take care and safe travels. Please keep in touch.


Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Eric LaPorte just left the following comment for Carlos Santos on Rate My BJJ Instructor...

"Professor Santos is a dictionary for Jiu Jitsu. The deep knowledge he has is incredible. He is an amazing coach that has an overwhelming patience for his students. He believes in discipline, dedication, and hard work. He is a role model for me in many ways. Huge heart, and a great friend. I would take a bullet for this guy! "

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carlos santos

Danny Garcia just left the following comment for Carlos Santos on Rate My BJJ Instructor...

"Professor Carlos is a true Professional! His vast knowledge of Jiu-Jitsu never ceases to amaze me. He takes time to adjust to all of his students and improves on individual strengths and tweaks weakness. I admire his discipline, his passion, and his straight forward demeanor. It is a pleasure to receive this caliber of instruction straight from the source, both on and off the mat! No need for problems, just work hard and train BJJ! OOOssssss "

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Monday, April 22, 2013

super cup bjj event

SUPER CUP – BJJ - Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament Gi and NoGi open to ALL!!!
Company Overview
SUPER CUP – BJJ is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament Gi and NoGi opened to all
fighters and academies of the whole world, sanctioned by
Colorado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation.
The idea of the Season 2013 – Colorado State SUPER CUP – BJJ is
to have 4 tournaments, all hosted in Colorado Springs in order
... to promote the BJJ in the State. The participants will accumulate points
in all 4 tournaments and the Colorado State SUPER CUP – BJJ champions
and teams will be decided in the end of the last tournament summing
all the points. In each event we expect more than 500 fighters including
adults (men and women) and kids and more than 1500 spectators.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Gi & No gi seminar

Gi & No gi seminar + Competition Workshop
By Carlão Santos - Black Belt 3rd degree
3 times World Champion
2 times Pan American Champion
European Champion
Brazilian Champion

Organized by

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Carlão Santos interview @ Jiu-Jitsu Mag

Carlão Santos interview @ Jiu-Jitsu Magazine, December 2012 Edition, talking about entrepreneurship and BJJ events organization.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Featured BlackBelt: Carlos Santos

Featured BlackBelt: Carlos Santos
Dear Grappling and Jits Fans,
GRAPPLERSPLANET.COM has had the pleasure to have a ONE on ONE interview with Mestre Carlos Santos.

For those of you who don't know who he is, He is the Original creator of the Abu Dhabi World Pro (World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup) and the project School-jitsu, that made our sport a mandatory discipline in more than 40 public schools.
He has a lot of good stuff coming up for us very soon, now that he has returned back to Brazil and hitting the USA where he will open a new academy.

Here is what Mestre Santos shared with us:
GP: How long have you been doing BJJ?
CS:I have been training BJJ for 21 years, everyday. And teaching for 12 years.

GP: What do you like best about Jiujitsu?
CS: BJJ is not only a fight, it is a life style. The ones who love it as I do will understand that I believe to have new family with my BJJ brothers.

GP: For you, what does it mean to have a black belt?
CS: What I learned from the Grand Master Carlson Gracie: It’s a great honor to have a BJJ Black Belt and show it not only on the mats, but in LIFE. I apply my experience everyday wherever I am, whatever I do.

GP: Have you done other grappling styles?
CS: A little bit of Judo, while training BJJ. But I believe the BJJ is the most technical and complete of the Grappling styles.

GP: What advice do you have for new students in training?
CS: Take care about yourself and never stop. Whenever you feel like not going for training, go and watch the class. At least you make sure you will learn something good.

GP: what have you done in and for BJJ on an international level?
CS: I have introduced the BJJ into the UAE, 9 years ago, creating and been the Head Coach of the National Team until 2011. I have created and organized the BJJ World Professional Cup in 2009 and 2010. I have also introduced the BJJ in the Public Schools, with the creation of the School-Jitsu project in Abu Dhabi; making the BJJ a mandatory subject in 42 schools, covering more than 20 thousand students training BJJ every day.

GP: How do you see BJJ and grappling evolve in the next 5 to 10 years from now?
CS: I hope to see a big international federation aiming the professionalization of the BJJ. Then we can wait to see our sport at the same style of the Surf nowadays.
GP: what do you think is missing in BJJ to make it an Olympic sport?
CS: The International Federation, big sponsors and a world circuit – it all together.

GP: will you be competing again?
CS: In tournaments, maybe. But I compete every day in real life!

GP: when did u start BJJ? where and under who?
CS: I started in 1992, in Copacabana – Rio de Janeiro – Brazil, under the Grand Master Carlson Gracie.

Muito Obrigado and Muito Respeito Mestre,
Wish you all the best in your next endeavors. Osssssss
GP Management

Friday, July 8, 2011

Exclusive Interview with the man who made BJJ HUGE

Exclusive Interview with the man who made BJJ HUGE in the UAE.
Abu Dhabi has been introduced the grappling world through ADCC.
But one man, helped make Abu Dhabi become more than just a name of an event, he built it up to become a Mecca of BJJ. After spending years in Abu Dhabi, BTT Black Belt Carlos “Carlao” Santos, has now left Abu Dhabi and returned to Brazil. In a recent interview with Grappling Weekly, Carlao tells us of how he ended up where he is today, what he did for the sport and the future of Carlos Santos and Professional BJJ.

Thursday, June 23, 2011