Instructors - Vitor Shaolin's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu NYC - Manhattan
Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro (born February 24, 1979 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) specialist and mixed martial artist (MMA). He holds a professional MMA record of 20 wins and 2 losses.
Widely regarded as one of the most gifted grapplers of all time, the Nova Uniao product earned his black belt while still a teenager and went to on to win the CBJJ Mundials (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championship) four times, once as a purple belt in 1996 and three times as a black belt in three consecutive years (1999, 2000, and 2001). He competed in the ADCC World Championship, the most prestigious no gi grappling competition in the world in 2000 and 2003.
"Shaolin" is considered one of the best lightweights in MMA. He has fought several organizations all over the world, including Shooto Japan, Shooto Hawaii, Rumble on the Rock (Hawaii), Cage Rage (England), and K-1 HERO'S (Japan). He has held the Shooto welterweight (154 lb) title, as well as the Cage Rage World lightweight championship. FIGHT magazine recently named Shaolin as one of the fighters they'd like to see on the Brazilian team if MMA ever makes it into the Oympic Games.
With his new academy, Modern Martial Arts, Shaolin's focus now turns to sharing his vast knowledge with his students and building their skills through a solid Jiu Jitsu foundation.
At the UFC
Marcelino Freitas, Vitor Shaolin, BJ Penn, Robson Moura, Thales Leites, and Gustavo Dantes
BJJ Blackbelts at Manhattan BJJ School
Marcelino Freitas, Robson Moura, Vitor Shaolin, and Josef Manuel