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Ricardo da Rocha Zanelato

RICARDO ZANELATO, know as ZANELATO in the world of fights, physical educator graduated in 1996 at Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense (UNESC), born and raised in Torres / RS / BR. Has started his career in Jiu-Jitsu in 1994 then joined Lotus Club CETEPE (Research and Training Center) in 1999, in Torres. Zanelato's started teaching Jiu-Jitsu in 2001. In 2004, he has become the main instructor for Torres' CETEPE academy, having Raul Viera e Souza as his master. In 2007, he graduated as a Black Belt. In 2008 he launched the Lotus Club Arizona, USA.

Nowadays, Zanelato spends his precious time learning and developing his art, focusing mainly on Jiu-Jitsu for kids.
Fight Path:
> 2 times champion of Sul Americano Peso e Absoluto Máster, IBJJF, 2010 e 2013 ;
> 8 times champion of Gaúcho, FGJJ, (máster e adulto);
> Champion of NAGA, IBJJF, 2008, EUA;
> Bronze Medal in Panamericano, IBJJF, 2008, EUA.


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