Eduardo “Selvagem” Fraga is a renowned instructor of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Eduardo has been training and competing in BJJ for over thirty years and has been teaching both adults and children for two decades. He is a 5th degree Jiu Jitsu black belt and holds a brown belt in Judo. Eduardo is known for his dynamic teaching style which emphasizes basic technique and hard training.
He began jiu jitsu at the age of 6 and was awarded black belt when he was 22. Eduardo came up during a golden age of BJJ in São Paulo training with and fighting against many of the other legends of the sport. Eduardo trained and taught in Sao Paulo under the legendary fighter Ryan Gracie (Ralph’s Brother). From 1995 to 1997 Eduardo fought vale tudo with a 7-3 professional record. His individual BJJ accomplishments include placing 10x Pan Americans (Black Belt), 7x Sao Paulo State Champion. In 2008 Eduardo immigrated with his family to the US and joined the Ralph Gracie team. He dedicates his life to teaching and promoting Jiu Jitsu as a cornerstone for a healthy lifestyle.
An accomplished competitor, Prof Fraga holds the titles of:
- 7x time Brazilian State Champion 1992,1993,1994,1996,2000,2001,2003
- 3rd place 2000 Pan-American Tournament
- 2nd place 2003 Pan-American Tournament
- 3rd place 2004 Pan-American Tournament
- 3rd place 2004 Master and Senior International Tournament
- 1st place 2005 Pan-American Tournament
- 3rd place 2005 Pan-American Tournament Open-Division
- 2nd place 2008 Pan-American Tournament
- 2nd place 2009 U.S. Open Championship
- 2nd place 2010 Pan-American Tournament
- 2nd place 2011 American Nationals black-belt middle-weight senior 1
- 2nd place 2011 American Nationals black-belt absolute senior 1
- 1st place 2011 US Open black-belt middle-weight senior 1
- 1st place First Free Style Fight Circuit 1995
- 2nd place Second Free Style Fight Circuit 1995
- 2nd place Seventh Free Style Fight Circuit 1996
Grandson of Grandmaster Helio Gracie. Rhalan received his Black Belt in 2011 under his father and Grandmaster, Relson Gracie. Rhalan is also a multiple time jiu-jitsu champion. Some of his more notable wins include IBJJF Black Belt American National Champion, IBJJF Worlds Silver Medalist, IBJJF Pan-American Champion, and Multiple time Gracie/Arnold Worlds Champion. Rhalan also has MMA experience and had his first professional MMA bout at the age of 18. With that being said, self-defense has always been a big part of Rhalan’s family lineage and he takes great honor in keeping their lineage strong and their techniques, beliefs, and philosophies alive.