2013 BJJ Pro League Warriors: The launch of Osvaldo Augusto Queixinho

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Osvaldo Augusto Queixinho is a member of the Caio Terra Association who competes at many tournaments throughout the year. He almost always reaches the podium and places in the absolute divisions as only a lightweight. This past year has been a large step into his career as a black belt competitor and one could consider it his launch into the top level.

Martial arts became part of his life at the young age of eight. By the age of sixteen, he had earned a brown belt in judo. Jiu-Jitsu found its way into his schedule when he was seventeen years old as he trained with the Carlson Gracie Team.

In 2010 Quiexinho was promoted to black belt by his professors Augusto Tanquinho Mendes and Rafael Formiga Barbosa. The following year he moved to the United States, specifically San Jose, CA, to join the Caio Terra Association at the Institute of Martial Arts.

At the beginning of this year Queixinho placed third at the European Championship. While competing at the various IBJJF city international open championships he picked up momentum in San Francisco then earned gold at the Las Vegas Spring Open, New York Summer Open, Las Vegas Summer Open, American Nationals and then he closed out with teammates to win the Pan No-Gi.

He also won the Abu Dhabi WPJJC West Coast trial and earned a ticket to compete at the 2014 main event in Abu Dhabi, United ArabEmirates. Last month at the No-Gi World Championship, he placed second in his black belt division. He will compete in the light/middle division at the 2013 BJJ Pro League on Sunday, Dec. 8.

Check out one of his matches at the American Cup:

Learn more about the 2013 BJJ Pro League on Dec. 8 at the Long Beach Walter Pyramid at www.bjjproleague.com

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