Brown Belt - Instructor
RAPHAEL GUIDOTTI CARRÃO
Black Belt - Head Instructor
Born outside São Paulo, Brazil, Professor Raphael Guidotti Carrão began his martial
arts career with Judo at just 7 years old, continuing onto Muay Thai as a teenager.
Looking to expand his martial arts knowledge, he began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in
1998 with Master Roberto Godoy and Master Roberto Tozi, Brazil’s top competition team.
In 2004, he moved to Los Angeles as a Purple Belt and continued his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu education under
John, Rigan & Jean Jacques Machado where Raphael achieved his black belt at the end
of 2008 from Master Rigan Machado. He is currently a certified black belt,
competitor and student under Master Jean Jacques Machado.
Raphael took his career and experience further in 2012 where he began a professional
MMA fight career representing the Nogueira/Black House Team, winning his first fight in
less than 2 minutes via TKO. Raphael now brings his long history of marital arts training
and multiple years of competition experience in both BJJ and MMA to the Los Angeles
community where he owns and teaches at his school in Eagle Rock, CA.
He continues to stay active both as a student and competitor achieving multiple
gold, silver and bronze medals in both local and world competitions.
IBJJF / NABJJF tournaments parcial results:
Gold medal – 2016 L.A International Jiu Jitsu Open – Black belt
Gold medal – 2015 L.A International Jiu Jitsu Open – Black belt
Silver medal – 2010 World Jiu Jitsu NO GI Championship - Black belt
Bronze medal – 2010 Pan Jiu Jitsu Championship – Black belt
Silver medal – 2009 American National Championship - Black belt
Bonze medal - 2009 World Jiu Jitsu NO GI Championship - Black belt
Silver medal - 2008 Pan Jiu Jitsu Championship - Brown belt
Bonze medal - 2007 American National Championship - Brown belt
Gold medal - 2006 Panamerican Jiu Jitsu Championship - Purple belt
Hector started his Jiu Jitsu journey in October 2006 under former UFC fighter Fabiano Iha and
received his blue belt from Fabiano the following year. Hector had been a longtime MMA fan and
having studied Judo for a brief period as a teen, decided to try Jiu Jitsu. He was hooked from
the moment he started and trained 5-6 a week religiously. A major knee injury kept Hector off
the mats for a full year, but his passion for Jiu Jitsu didn't waver and he continued studying
under Jean Jacques Machado black belt Fernando Reis, who promoted him to purple belt in June
2011. After Fernando's return to Brazil in 2013, Hector has been studying under Rigan Machado
black belt Raphael Carrao and earned his brown belt in June 2015. Hector is a loyal student and
loves training with his teammates as he sees them as his Jiu Jitsu brothers. He is a lifelong
martial arts fan, having also studied Karate and Kung Fu as a kid and teenager. He was active
in the point sparring tournament circuit as well as having competed in multiple local Jiu Jitsu
tournaments as a white and blue belt. His goal is to return to the competition circuit in order
represent his Eagle Rock Jiu Jitsu family.