This Sunday, Master Paulo Jardim passed away. He was a seventh-degree red-and-black belt under the Brazilian Confederation and Rio de Janeiro Federation. Master Paulo, known as Baú to those closest to him, dedicated his whole life to the martial arts, and he was a close friend of the late Pedro Gama Filho.
“It is with great sadness that I announce the beloved Master Paulo Jardim passed away today (09/26). He will be buried at the Confraria Nossa Senhora da Conceição cemetery in Barreto, Niterói – Manilha. We will leave Rua João Lira (Bar do Ferreira) for the burial at 1:30 pm. Paulinho, you will always…” announced Nova Geração professor Francisco “Toco” Albuquerque.
Master Paulo was also a wrestling coach for the International Olympic Committee and director of the Confederation of Associated Fights, among other things.