Saulo and Xande Ribeiro are in continued close contact with the EGJJF and contribute regularly to the EGJJF’s goals with their extensive knowledge. In addition to Harold Harder and Michel Verhoeven visiting the Ribeiro brothers in the US, Saulo and Xande also enjoy visiting the Netherlands.
Saulo Ribeiro is a 5th degree black belt under Royler Gracie and is seen as one of the best grapplers ever to have fought in the sport. He is a 6x world champion in 5 different weight categories. In addition, he is a world No-Gi champion and 2x ADCC champion (the most prestigious Grappling tournament in the world). Saulo and his younger brother Alexandre ‘Xande’ Ribeiro are the founders of the worldwide Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu Association and are the most successful brothers in the sport. He is also the founder of BJJ Library, a website that sets the standard for online Jiu-Jitsu instructional videos and content.
Alexandre ‘Xande’ Ribeiro is a legendary Jiu-Jitsu fighter, IBJJF Hall of Famer and a 4th degree black belt. He has won many important titles including 7x world champion and 2x ADCC champion (the most prestigious Grappling tournament in the world). Xande has won an enormous number of 160 matches (78 submissions) in top-level competition and is known for his Guard that cannot be passed. In 27 years of competition his guard has only been passed twice and only once in the last 11 years!