Paulo Santana

Head Instructor

Paulo Roberto Santana, better known as Paulo Santana, 33, was born on August 20, 1986 in the city of Goiânia, state of Goiás, Brazil. He was introduced to Brazilian Jiu – Jitsu at age 14, and since then never stopped training. Jiu – Jitsu has become the central focus of his life.
Paulo is a first-degree black belt, and was an athlete of Gracie Humaita team-Goiás. The team is led by fifth degree Black Belt Master Rodrigo Castro. Paulo has been emerging as one of the top names of the Brazilian Jiu – Jitsu nationwide. 
In addition to Paulo’s growing success in competing and teaching Jiu-Jitsu, he is an influential athlete in the state of Goiás, where he’s been teaching Jiu – Jitsu since 2010. He also founded the all women Jiu- Jitsu class called “Gatas no tatami”, today know internationally.
Paulo earned his bachelor degree in physical education in from Universidade Salgado de Oliveira and has graduated from trainings such as of physical preparation for high-performance athletes, physical preparation for combat athletes, and the refereeing course of Jiu – Jitsu.
Paulo has participated and won several national and international Championships. He has conquered a large number of victories always standing out among the best in the world. His 2014 championships calendar was extensive including the IBJJF World in California and the World of UAEJJ in Abu Dhabi. Where only the champions of the UAEJJ Trial have a spot. Paulo won the UAEJJ Trial in Rio Grande do Sul placing him among the top Jiu-Jitsu athletes in the world!
Paulo is now the owner of Paulo Santana BJJ, the premiere training facility for World Class Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Winston Salem, NC USA.