Roberto Correa de Lima “Gordo”
Gordo, is known worldwide, he has taught Jiu-Jitsu for over 20 years, also he has taught some of the great champions in both jiu-jitsu and MMA (mixed martial arts) including Celso Vinicius, Braga Neto, Rafael dos Anjos, Renato Babalu, Tinguinha, and Kyra Gracie. Of course Gordo is director of the Gordo Team which includes many black belts and BJJ schools including Tinguinha BJJ and Optimus BJJ in Laguna niguel, CA.
At 18 years at purple belt, he suffered a serious knee injury and had to adapt to training, thus, developed the half guard position and became known as “offensive creator of half guard.” Today this is one of the most used positions in jiu-jitsu and MMA today.
In 1993, at age 22, he became black belt and won many titles on both the national and international level, devoting himself as a top competitor.Throughout his career, he taught at prestigious academies such as: Playground with Ralph Gracie, Gracie Ipanema with Renzo Gracie and Gracie Ribeirão Preto.
Gordo is a skilled athlete and continues to create some of the worlds most advanced champions. Today he shares his experience with his students at his academy in New Largo da Barra and Leblon.
It is a special treat and an honor to have Master Gordo here in the Laguna Niguel and Dana Point area, make sure to make it on the 10th of November to study with the Master!!