802 10th Street, Lake Park, Florida 33403

Igor Almeida, Martial Arts Instructor

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Igor Almeida

Palm Beach Gardens Martial Arts was founded by our head instructor professor Igor Almeida. All our martial arts programs are also led by head instructor professor Almeida, a 4th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Professor Almeida was born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, is currently a Brazilian Jiu -Jitsu Black Belt under professor Renato Tavares

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Ricardo De La Iva > Eduardo Venancio > Igor Almeida

Professor Almeida began his training at the age of 13 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil under Masters Sergio Souza (Bolão) and Eduardo da Silva (Brigadeiro) and continued his training in Florida in 2001. Almeida continues to follow the Carlson Gracie lineage under professor Renato Tavares and has been practicing mixed martial arts and Muay Thai since 2003 under professor Joel Garcia.

Almeida moved to the United States in 2001 to pursue his dreams of a mixed martial arts career. Almeida has fought in many MMA events, including Bellator and has an MMA record of 11 wins all by submission, with three losses. Almeida has been teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and martial arts since 2005. His passion for teaching along with extremely talented way of instructing draw many students in. Students really enjoy his classes, his sense of humor and learn very quickly with his detail oriented style of working from fundamentals to the most complex positions. He motivates each and every student and has a way of working with everyone individually which all students appreciate.

Almeida has been competing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and mixed martial arts since 1994 and holds many titles and awards. Igor Almeida has been changing the lives of a lot of people in his comunity teaching adults and kids from the age of two on. One of his passions is to instill respect and honor within the comunity. PBGMA has programs that help special needs kids and adults.

  • Am MMA Record 5 – 0 - 0
  • Pro MMA Record 6 – 3 - 0
  • 2 X Rio de Janeiro state Jiu – Jitsu champion
  • 6 times N.A.G.A. champion (gi - no gi)
  • Won The Fast and Fearless grappling event
  • American Cup Brazilian Jiu - Jitsu champion GI
  • American Cup Brazilian Jiu - Jitsu champion GI Open class
  • American Cup Brazilian Jiu - Jitsu champion No-GI
  • Won the ADCC event (no gi) 05/2008
  • Won the AFC XVIII event (submission – armbar) 08/2006
  • Won the Powerhouse Fighting Champions event (submission – triangle choke) 09/2007
  • Won the America’s Pub Fight Night event (submission – armbar) 03/2008
  • Won the Mainstream MMA event in Iowa (submission – rear naked choke) 09.08
  • Won the Pro Battle event in Arkansas (submission – armbar) 10.08
  • Won the XFO event in Illinois (submission – armbar) 08.09
  • Loss on the UWC event in Virginia (TKO) 10.09
  • Won the UNK event in Kansas (submission – armbar) 03.10
  • Loss on the Maxxfc event in Puerto Rico (stoppage due to cut) 04.10
  • Won Atlantic Cup Brazilian jiu-jitsu event 05.10
  • Loss on the Bellator event in Florida (stoppage due to cut) 10.10
  • Placed second at New York Open 2011
  • 2 X Florida state Jiu - jitsu champion

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