Carlos Farias
Internation Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation United States Jiu Jitsu Federation
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Carlos Eduardo de Araujo Farias

Carlos Farias is a second degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with over 20 years of experience in training and competing, and nearly 10 years of experience teaching adults and children the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Carlos came to the United States from Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil where he studied Jiu-Jitsu under professor Guillherme Santos. He received his black belt from MMA veteran Roberto "Spider" Traven, a 6th degree black belt, 1999 Abu Dhabi Absolute Champion and two-time World Champion. Under Traven's instruction and mentorship, Carlos has earned multiple titles in Brazil, and a variety of United States and World titles.

In addition to being an active competitor, he is highly regarded by the Jiu-Jitsu community and his passion for teaching is unparalleled. He has built multiple individual Champions and top-ranking teams from the ground up. His loyalty to the sport knows no team boundaries, and the bonds he forms among fellow competitors and teachers in the U.S. and Brazil are ones that last forever. Carlos actively cross-trains and competes, tirelessly working to improve and build technique, equally for himself as much as his students. For video commentary on one of his most recent matches, visit You Tube: This Week In BJJ Episode 40 Part 1 of 2 (minute 9:25)

Affectionately called "Coach Carlos" by students ranging in age from 4 to 60, he is dedicated to demonstrating the values of honor, discipline, humility, respect and equality through the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Carlos earned his second degree Black Belt in August, and looks forward to promoting his first Black Belt students this Fall.

After years of providing instruction at a variety of Martial Arts schools in the Valley, Carlos’ American Dream has come true with the opening of his very own academy.

List of Recent Titles (by tournament):


  • IBJJF Rank #8 Senior Black Belt Ultra Heavy
    International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation World Championship
    • 2009
      1st Place Black Belt Ultra Heavyweight Division No-Gi

      3rd Place Black Belt Absolute Division No-Gi

    • 2011
      3rd Place Black Belt Ultra Heavyweight Division

      2nd Place Black Belt Absolute Division

    • 2012
      3rd Place Black Belt Ultra Heavyweight Division

      3rd Place Black Belt Absolute Division


  • IBJJF Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship
    • 2010
      1st Place Black Belt Absolute Division

      3rd Place Black Belt Ultra Heavyweight Division

    • 2011
      1st Place Black Belt Absolute Division

      3rd Place Black Belt Ultra Heavyweight Division

    • 2014
      3rd Place Black Belt Absolute Division

      1st Place Black Belt Ultra Heavyweight Division


  • IBJJF Las Vegas Open
    • Spring 2013
      2nd Place Black Belt Ultra Heavyweight Division

      3rd Place Black Belt Adult Open

    • Fall 2013
      2nd Place Black Belt Ultra Heavyweight Division

    • Spring 2014
      1st Place Black Belt Ultra Heavyweight Division

    • Summer 2014
      1st Place Black Belt Ultra Heavyweight Division

      3rd Place Black Belt Adult Open


  • IBJJF Atlanta Open
    • 2013
      1st Place Black Belt Ultra Heavyweight Division

      1st Place Black Belt Open

    • 2014
      2nd Place Black Belt Ultra Heavyweight Division

      1st Place Black Belt Open


  • UFC Grappler's Quest
    • 2012
      1st Place Black Belt Master Ultra Heavyweight Division

      2nd Place Black Belt Adult Ultra Heavyweight Division

    • 2013
      1st Place No-Gi Black Belt Executive Ultra Heavyweight Division

      1st Place No-Gi Black Belt Executive Open

      3rd Place No-Gi Black Belt Adult Ultra Heavyweight Division

      3rd Place No-Gi Black Belt Adult Open

      1st Place Gi Black Belt Executive Ultra Heavyweight Division

      2nd Place Gi Black Belt Executive Open

      1st Place Gi Black Belt Adult Ultra Heavyweight Division


  • Arizona State Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship
    • 2009
      1st Place Black Belt Absolute Division

      2012
      1st Place Black Belt Adult Ultra Heavyweight Division

      2013
      1st Place Black Belt Adult Ultra Heavyweight Division vs. Bruno Bastos


Farias Jiu-Jitsu

5606 E McKellips Rd
Mesa, AZ 85215 Suite 104-105

(480) 207-7086   fariasjiujitsu@hotmail.com