Professor Paulo Ribeiro

Paulo Ribeiro Brazilian Jiu Jitsu school is a dream come true. Opened since September 2008, our school has acted upon the responsibility of being a true representative of authentic Brazilian jiu jitsu. We are a growing number of students of all ages, gender and backgrounds, building a diverse brotherhood committed to the life long journey of self mastery provided by Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Our website is just a virtual extension of our school. Here you you find tons of information about us, our programs, our classes and our sport. If you are not yet a PRBJJ member, contact us to schedule your intro class. You too can benefit from the BJJ lifestyle.

~ Professor Paulo Ribeiro (Head Instructor) 

Professor Paulo Ribeiro is a 5th degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt and holds a Judo Black belt as well, he was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil on March 31, 1978. He has trained in many disciplines throughout his life but has always held Brazilian Jiu Jitsu close to his heart. He has traveled the world competing. He moved to Naples fl. after marrying his wife Natalie and shortly after started Paulo Ribeiro Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Team, a Black Belt instructed school, PRBJJ Naples is one of the most prestigious Black belt instructed and IBJJF certified schools in SWFL. Professor Paulo really enjoys what he does and wants only to share his passion and lifestyle with others.

Athletic Achievements:

7x  Maceio, Alagoas Champion

3rd place Sul Americana  2007

3rd place Pan American  2008

2nd Place Abu Dhabi Pro Trial  2013

2nd place Miami Open 2013

2nd place Miami Open 2017

3rd place Miami Open Absolute 2017

2nd place New York Pro 2017

3rd place New York Pro Absolute 2017

3rd place Miami Open 2023


Professor Natalie Cavin

Natalie is also an instructor at Paulo Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu Academy and is married to Professor Paulo Ribeiro, they have three lovely daughters together. Natalie is a 2nd degree Black belt in American Shuri Ryu Karate, a 2nd degree black belt under Mike Allen in American Karate kickboxing and 2nd degree Black belt under the legendary Joe Lewis and the Joe Lewis Fighting Systems. Natalie is also a second degree Black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Paulo Ribeiro. She has trained in the martial arts from the age of 7 yrs. old.

Athletic Achievements:

'03 & '04  Kick USA triple crown champion

2007       Second place IKF Champion 

2007        Second place WAKO Champion

2008       First place IKF World Champion

2008       First place Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion

2008       Voted JLFS Pound for Pound Fighter of the year

2010       Second place Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion

2010        First place Miami International Champion

2010        First place absolute Miami International Champion 

2012        First place Miami Open purple belt Champion

2012        Third place absolute Miami Open purple belt Champion

2017        Third place World Masters Championship

2022        Third place Pan Am Champion

2024.       Second place Pan Am Champion

  •  Natalie's standup record is 9-3