Marcus Antelante

Professional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Instructor

Dallas, Texas

My name is Marcus Antelante, my passion lead me to become a 1st degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I’m a competitor, instructor, and referee in the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, certified by IBJJF. I grew up in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At the age of 9, I went to a Catholic School where I studied Taekwondo. When I was 14-years-old I started practicing Jiu-Jitsu and fell madly in love. Wanting to become the best, I started training intensely. It was a long journey to become a black belt while balancing my education to obtain my master’s degree. Today, my life is dedicated to jiu-jitsu, spending my time teaching at my gym in Dallas (soulfightersdfw.com). I train 3 times per day to prepare my body for a "marathon" of competitions averaging about 12 tournaments a year.

I thank God, I have achieved one of the main titles recognized in my sport. I am fully satisfied professionally, but it’s not about all the medals and titles I’ve accumulated. The most important thing someone can achieve within jiu-jitsu is the knowledge and self-confidence that is acquired, friendships that are built, and emotional balance created in your life. I like to say it's an infinite process.

Accomplishments

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IBJJF Atlanta Winter International Open Heavy weight- Champion (2015)

IBJJF Houston International Open Medium-Heavy weight- Champion (2015)

IBJJF Pan American Jiu-Jitsu championship Middle weight- Champion (2015)

Texas International Grappling Festival- Super Fight 181.5- Champion (2015)

American National Jiu-Jitsu Championship, Open Class, NO-GI - Champion (2015)

American National Jiu-Jitsu Championship, Middle Weight, GI- Champion (2015)

IBJJF Atlanta Summer International Open, Middle Weight, GI- Third Place (2015)

XX US Open Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament, Middle Weight, GI- Champion (2015)

IBJJF NO-GI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Middle Weight- Champion (2015)

MatShark Tournament San Antonio, TX Heavy weight - Champion (2014)

IBJJF Dallas International Open middle weight- Second Place (2014)

IBJJF New York Pro middle weight- Champion (2014)

All Star Tournament BJJ Tour Middle weight - Champion (2014)

All Star Tournament BJJ Tour Open class- Champion (2014)

IBJJF Houston International Open Medium Heavy weight- Second Place (2014)

IBJJF San Francisco International Open Medium Heavy weight - Second Place (2014)

IBJJF Houston International Open Medium Heavy weight- Champion (2013)

IBJJF Dallas International Open Middle weight- Third Place (2013)!

IBJJF Vegas International Open Middle weight- Third Place (2013)

Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship, SA Middle weight- Second Place (2013)

XVII U.S. Open Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament Medium weight- Champion (2013)

6th American Cup Middle weight- Champion (2013)

MatShark SA Tournament Middle weight- Champion (2013)

IBJJF NO-GI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Middle Weight- Third Place (2012)

American Cup Brazilian Jiu-jitsu tournament Medium Heavy- Champion (2012)

American Cup Brazilian Jiu-jitsu tournament Open Class, Second Place (2012)

IBJJF Long Beach Spring Open Medium Heavy- Third Place (2012)

IBJJF Boston International Open Medium Heavy weight- Champion (2012) US U.S Open

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu tournament Medium Heavy- Champion (2012)

Tournament of Champions 11 Medium Heavy- Champion (2012)

Gonçalense and Sports Ligue Medium Heavy- Champion (2011)

CBJJO Jiu-jitsu World Cup Medium Heavy- Third Place (2011)

FJJDRIO 4 Etapa do Circuito Mineirinho Medium Heavy weight- Champion (2011)

FJJDRIO 4 Etapa do Circuito Mineirinho Open Class- Champion (2011)