Rafael Formiga Barbosa is a 5x World IBJJF Masters Champion and is the co-founder of Soul Fighters BJJ USA. He is a 4th Degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under Master Andre Almedia “Dedeco”.

Rafael teaches and trains in Texas as well as in Connecticut and New York. He has built a stable of top competitiors in the local and world level. He brings a wealth of talent, experience, and amazing technical knowledge.

Formiga is known for his Butterfly Guard and is often considered to have the best butterfly guard in the world. Not sure what Marcelo Garcia would say about that… but Formiga’s buttefly and x-guard game is legendary.

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