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.
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
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.
'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 Intenational 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
- Natalie's standup record is 9-3.