Comprido BJJ Instructors

Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros

Founder of Comprido BJJ | 7x BJJ World Champion
Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros was born on October 1st, 1977, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Growing up in Rio during this period and in this place meant that Comprido (nickname, means ‘long’ or ‘lanky’ in Portuguese) grew up during the golden age of and in the capital of BJJ. Some of his neighbors and best friends would themselves grow up to be BJJ champions and legends. BJJ was growing exponentially during this time, and some of its greatest champions came from this area and era.

When he was about 9 years old, Comprido tried out BJJ for a couple of months at a gym on his block where his best friend Leonardo Vieira trained. It didn’t take at the time as he didn’t enjoy it very much, so he tried his hand at Tae Kwon Do and kickboxing and trained in these for several years. He even successfully competed twice in Tae Kwon Do and once as a kickboxer.

Marcelo Cazuza

Marcelo “Cazuza” began practicing jiu jitsu in 1991 with the master Sérgio “Bolão” Souza. He earned his black belt from …

Aditya “Darkness” Nayar

Aditya “Darkness” Nayar is a well-accomplished purple belt under Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros. Aditya has been practicing Jiu-Jitsu for over 5 years and has …

Marcus Charles

Marcus Charles is a Martial Arts Instructor based in Chicago. At the age of 16, he first got into physical fitness and bodybuilding …