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Rodrigo Medeiros

Rodrigo "Comprido" Medeiros (born January 11, 1977 in Brasilia, Brazil) is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt. His nickname, Comprido, is Portuguese for "long". Rodrigo began BJJ at the age of sixteen. He received his black belt from Rolls Gracie student, Romero "Jacaré" Cavalcanti and is one of a select group of jiu jitsu competitors to have won the prestigious World Jiu-Jitsu Championship openweight titles twice. He is also the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach of Team Deathclutch Comprido is one of the founding members of Team Brasa. Comprido appeared on the instructional DVD The Science of Jiu-Jitsu II with Demian Maia. Comprido is often confused with the Carlson Gracie Sr Black Belt and leader of the BJJ Revolution team Rodrigo Medeiros. He currently resides in the Chicago area, having recently ended a stint at FLO MMA in Palatine. Comprido has intentions of opening his own academy in the near future. Comprido founded the Brasa Jiu Jitsu camp in Buzios, RDJ along with friend and student Felipe Costa. Comprido has been one of the first elite Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitors to speak out against the widespread use of steroids at the top level of the sport. \ Mitsuyo "Count Koma" Maeda →

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