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About Robert Drysdale

Professor Robert Drysdale is one of the most accomplished tournament decorated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belts in the entire 100+ year history of this martial art. Robert was born in the USA in 1981 and has lived in both the united states and Brazil. Robert started his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu career in Las Vegas, NV in the late 1990’s and trained extensively with MMA pioneer John Lewis as well as the American black belt Steve Desilva.

Early on in his career, as a blue belt in BJJ while still living in Las Vegas, Robert Drysdale made the decision to return to Brazil to train full time with the best teams in Brazil. From 1999 to 2008 Robert lived full time in Sao Paulo Brazil where trained in BJJ full time, owned and operated a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu School, and coached his students when they competed. Additionally, Robert Drysdale made the commitment to compete for almost 10 years. In this time span he competed in more than 100 traditional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments and earned over 90 different Titles.That list of championships includes 6 different medals in the adult division at the Brazilian Mundials and the Brazilian world Cup.

In 2007, Robert Drysdale won the Absolute weight class Open division at the ADCC (Abu Dhabi Combat Club) Submission Wrestling World Championship. This is the single most prestigious submission grappling tournament in the world and this event only takes place every 2 years going back to 1998.

In 2008 Robert Drysdale moved from Sao Paulo, Brazil to Las Vegas, NV and promptly started training. In February of 2008 Robert Drysdale trained at the living legend Randy “the Natural” Cotures MMA training camp Extreme Coture. Robert had the privilege of training with the best and was hired directly by Randy Coture to head up Extreme Cotures Submission grappling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program. From February 2008 to December 2008 Robert trained and coached at Extreme Coture and rapidly made a name for himself as one of the top Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coaches in Las Vegas. He trained and coached some of the top MMA fighters in the world and cornered several fighters at their professional MMA events all over the world including appearances at UFC, Affliction, Dream, and strikeforce.

In December of 2008 Robert Drysdale opened his first official academy in the usa, Robert Drysdale Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu where he teaches, trains, and coaches full time.

Robert Drysdale’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Titles:

* 2007 (Black Belt)

* 1st place in the Abu-Dhabi Submission Wrestling World Championships – Open Division (ADCC)

* 3rd place in the Abu-Dhabi Submission Wrestling World Championships – -99kg Division (ADCC)

* 2nd place in the BJJ World Championships (IBJJF/CBJJ)

* 3rd place in the BJJ World Championships – Open Division (IBJJF/CBJJ)

*2006 (Black Belt)

* 1st place in the BJJ Black Belt World Championship (CBJJO)

* 2nd place in the BJJ World Championships (IBJJF/CBJJ)

* 3x times Brazilian National equips Champion (IBJJF/CBJJ)

* 2005 (Black/Belt)

* 3x times BJJ World Champion (IBJJF/CBJJ)

* 1st place Black Belt World Championships (CBJJO)

* 2004 (Brown/Black Belt)

* 2x National Brazilian National Champion (IBJJF/CBJJ)

* 1st place in the Brazilian National Championship open division (IBJJF/CBJJ)

* 3rd place World Championship (IBJJf/CBJJ)

* 1st place in the Scandinavian open

* 1st place in the Scandinavian open absolute division

* 2003 (Brown Belt)

* 1st place in the BandSports Challenge

* 2x times Brazilian National equips Champion (IBJJF/CBJJ)

* 2x times World Champion (IBJJF/CBJJ)

* World Cup Champion (CBJJO)

* National Brazilian Champion (IBJJF/CBJJ)

* Brazilian Cup Champion (CBJJO)

* 2002 (Purple Belt)

* 2x Summer Festival Champion (FESPBJJ)

* 2x Submission Fighter Champion (1st place) (FESPBJJ)

* 2x Maromba Cup Champion

* 2x Maromba Cup Absolute Champion

* 2x Submission Fighter Champion (2nd phase) (FESPBJJ)

* 2x State Trials Champion

* 2x State Trials Absolute Champion

* 1st Lerjj 1st phase

* 1st place in the Lerjj 1st phase open division

* 1st place in the Submission Fighter Championship (3rd phase) (FESPBJJ)

* 2x Overall Submission Wrestling Champion (FESP-BJJ)

* 3rd place Professional division Submission Fighter (FESPBJJ)

* 1st Lerjj 2nd phase

* 1st Lerjj 2nd phase 2nd place in the Absolute division

* 2x 1st place State Championship (FESP-BJJ)

* 3rd place State Championship Absolute

* 1st place in the Brazilian Equips Championship

* 1st place in the Rio de Janeiro State Championship

* 1st place in the Rio de Janeiro State Championship open division

* 1st place in the Sao Paulo Open

* 1st place in the São Paulo Open absolute division

* 1st “Jogos Regionais” Champion

* 1st “Jogos Regionais” Equips Championv

* World Champion (IBJJF/CBJJ)

* 2001 (Purple Belt)

* 1st place Summer Festival

* 1st place in the Summer Festival open division

* 1st place in the Submission Fighter (1st place) (FESP-BJJ)

* 1st place Maromba Cup

* 2nd place in the Maromba Cup open division

* 1st place in the Submission Fighter (2nd phase) (FESP-BJJ)

* 3rd place in the Pan-American Championships (IBJJF/CBJJ)

* 1st place in the State Trials Championship

* 1st place in the State Trials open division

* 1st place in the Lerjj 2nd phase

* 2nd place in the Submission Fighter (3rd phase) (FESP-BJJ)

* Overall Submission Fighter champion (FESP-BJJ)

* 1st place in the State Championship

* 1st place in the State Championship open division

* 1st place in the Sport JJ Cup

* 1st place in the Sport JJ Cup open division

* 1st in the “Jogos Regionais”

* 1st place in the “Jogos Regionais” Equips

* 2nd place Brazilian Championship (LBJJ)

* 1st Place in the Pessoa Cup

* 1st Place in the Pessoa Cup Open division

* 1st place in the Fesp-BJJ circuit (1st place)

* 3rd place in the Fesp-BJJ circuit open division (1 phase)

* 3rd place in the Nucleo cup open division

* 1st place in the (2nd phase) Fesp-BJJ circuit

* 1st place in the Itatiba Cup

* 1st place (3rd phase) Orlando Saraiva Circuit

* 1st place (3rd phase) Orlando Saraiva Circuit open division

* 2nd place in the Brazilian National Championship (IBJJF/CBJJ)

* Overall Submission Wrestling Champion (Fesp-BJJ)

* 2000 (Blue Belt)

* 2x California State Champion

* 2nd place Silver State Judo Championship

* 2x Las Vegas Judo Championship

* 3rd place in the Copa Pacifica

* 3rd place in the Copa Pacifica open division

* 3rd place in the São Carlos JJ Cup

* 1st place in the Grapplers Quest Las Vegas

* 1st place in the 2nd American BJJ Championship

* 3rd place in the 2nd American BJJ Championship open division)

* 1999 (Blue Belt)

* 1st place in the California State Championship

* 1st place in the California State Championship (absolute)

* 2nd place in the Silver State Judo Championship

* 1st place in the 2nd Las Vegas invitational Judo Championship

* 1st place in the Submission Wrestling open

* 1st place in the 7th International Jiu-Jitsu Championship

* 2nd place in the 7th International Jiu-Jitsu Championship (absolute)

* 3rd place in the Copa Pacifica Jiu-Jitsu

* 3rd place in the Copa Pacifica de Jiu-Jitsu open division

* 1998 (White Belt)

* 2nd place in the State Championship

* 1st place in the 3rd phase of the State circuit

* 2nd place in the overall State circuit