BJJ Icons

BJJ Icons archive

Welcome to BJJ Icons and thanks for dropping by. This is an online database fully dedicated to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Athletes, Professors, and Grandmasters and their accomplishments which brings prestige to our amazing art. On this page, you will find a list of grappling icons from around the world. Click on the names to find biographies, grappling records, competition accolades, and highlight videos. This is the only site to find the most up-to-date and relevant information on the Icons of the science of Jiu-Jitsu.

Jonathan “JT” Torres

Jonathan Torres, popularly known as “JT,” started his martial arts journey in the discipline of Karate. A view of Torres' future successes could be seen earlier on in his youth. He earned a black belt...

Micael Galvao

Micael Galvao, popularly known as "Mica,” is an amazing and highly decorated Jiu-Jitsu competitor from Manaus, Brazil. Born on October 8, 2003, Galvao is known for his early success on the world level Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu...

Thalys Pontes

2022 Brown Belt light featherweight world champion Thalys Pontes is originally from Ipiranga, Riberão Preto-SP, Brazil. In 2017, Pontes decided to chase his dreams and made a bold move to solely travel to the United...

Tainan Dalpra

AOJ superstar Tainan Dalpra was born on 12/06/2000 in Florianopolis, Brazil. At the tender age of 5 years old, his father started teaching him the science of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He started competing at an early...

Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro

Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro, a six-time world champion, six-degree black belt, and owner of VSBJJA, is on the mat actively teaching classes at his Scotch Plains studio every day. Ribeiro is widely regarded as one of...

Isaac Doederlein

2022 IBJJF Black Belt World Champion Isaac Doederlein was born on November 12, 1992, in Atlanta, Georgia – USA. When Isaac was 11 years old, his mother signed him up for her church group’s judo...

Robson “Robinho” Moura

Robson “Robinho” Moura is a 6th-degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, an 8X World Champion and IBJJF Hall of Famer. He is from Teresopolis (a small town in the mountains of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)...

Andre Galvao

Prof. Galvão is a jiu-jitsu icon and multiple-time world champion who heads the Atos team in San Diego, CA. Originally from Brazil, Galvão moved to San Diego, CA to open his academy and further grow...

Josef “Ze Cobra” Manuel

Josef Manuel’s extraordinary journey in martial arts spans over 20 years. He was first introduced to martial arts through the study of Boxing. It was through his rigorous Boxing training that his questions arose...