TINGUINHA

Mauricio " Tinguinha" Mariano was born on February 13th, 1975 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Mauricio started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the age of 12 at the suggestion of his brother and friends. He comes from the powerful and famous Gracie Barra school which is the source of many of today's best fighters and instructors. Mauricio's first instructor was Jean Jacques Machado and he has trained from the blue belt to this day with Carlos Gracie Jr. after Jean Jacques moved to the US. Mauricio has achieved many titles in all of the major tournaments in Brazil and the US. He was promoted to black belt at the age of 21 by his professor Carlos Gracie Jr. and has been teaching ever since. Mauricio is one of the pioneers in the expansion of the Gracie Barra's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu teaching system as well as a contributor in the expansion of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu around the world. Mauricio has taught in Brazil (including in the Gracie Barra-Brazil school , USA and Japan. In 2000 he moved to the US and today owns and operates one of the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu schools in California - The Tinguinha Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school located in the city of Anaheim in Orange County where everyday he teaches the knowledge and highly effective techniques he learned in Brazil.

 

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Titles

Career Information:

Black Belt 3rd degree
Owner / Head Instructor of the Tinguinha Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy
Organizer/ Director of the So Cal Summer Open BJJ Championship
More than 18 years of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu experience
Taught BJJ in Brazil, USA and Japan

 

Most important titles:


1st Place:

Champion of the National Championship of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Champion of the National Championship of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as a team
Champion of the Virginia Beach Federation Championship - No Gi Superfight
4- time champion of the State Championship of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Rio de Janeiro)
Champion of the State Championship of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Sao Paulo)
Champion of the State Championship of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Minas Gerais)
Champion of the Novo Leblon Cup of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Champion of the Invitation Company Championship of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Champion of the Gracie Barra Championship of Jiu-Jitsu
Champion of the Company Championship of Jiu-Jitsu
2-time champion of the Nova Ipanema hampionship


2nd Place:
2nd Place in the World Championship (1996)
2nd Place in the Pan-American of Jiu-Jitsu Championship (2001)
2nd Place in the State Championship of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Rio de Janeiro)
2nd Place in the Ralph Cup of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

3rd Place:
3rd Place in the Pan-American of Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Hawaii)
3rd Place in the World Championship of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (1998)
3rd Place in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship