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Vitor Oliveira

Vitor Oliveira

I'm Vitor Oliveira . I was born on the 28 of April, 1986 in Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro–Brazil. I started training jiu jitsu when I was 8 years old at the famous Pitbull academy lead by Adilson "BITTA" Lima; influenced by my father who already practiced the martial art and had his Black Belt -  4th degree.

The real reason i started jiu jitsu was because the other kids at school used to beat me every day, then after I started training they stopped beating me lol.

I moved to United Stated in 2011 to pursue my dream of having my own gym. I started as an instructor at Ronin Training Center located in Columbus Ohio. In between the six years that I've been here I was able to build a very strong Jiu Jitsu team in the Midwest.  Today we have one of the biggest and strongest gym's in the Midwest area. 

In 2017 I was able to reach my dream. I purchased half of Ronin Training Center.  I am very happy and thankful for everything happening in my life!




What is your current state of mind? 

Healthy and motivated to achieve my goals

What are your addictions?

 BJJ, chocolate and mountain biking! 

What are your biggest accomplishments in life?

I think it’s being able to do what I love every day!  I love jiu jitsu, and I’m very lucky that I can do it for work.    

Words that most describe you:

strong, courageous, honest, loyal, and hardworking.

If you could have a super power, what would that be?

would want the power to make people love each other no matter their race or religion. 

What is it that you want to do when you grow up?

I love my current bjj career! However, when I was younger I dreamt of being a nutritionist. 

Tell us one thing we don’t know about you but we should:

I’m a white belt in judo!  

If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be and why?

I would change the way people treat the earth and the people in it. 

What is your idea of perfect happiness? 

Training everyday and riding my bike through the woods! 

What is your greatest fear? 

My biggest fear is not being able to compete and do what I love. 

Which historical figure do you most identify with? 


Which living person do you most admire? 

My coach Julio Cesar.

What do you like most about yourself? 

I like that I work hard and never give up. 

What is the trait you most DISLIKE in yourself? 

I dislike that sometimes I’m grumpy.  

What is your greatest extravagance? 

I love to buy new shoes! 

What is your greatest regret? 

I wish I would have trained judo when I was a kid. 

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? 

I would try to help more people. 

If you were to die and come back as another person or thing, what do you think it would be? 

I would come back as a gorilla.

What is your most treasured possessions? 

My family.

Where would you like to live if you could live anywhere in the world? 

I would love to live back home is Brazil, or in Hawaii.  

What is your ideal occupation? 


Who are your heroes in real life? 

My grandpa was my hero. 

What is your life motto? 

When life gives you cookies, eat them all.  

List 3 things you cannot live without?

BJJ, soccer and family.  

What is your legacy? 

My legacy is my students and their accomplishments.

What’s the greatest piece of advice you’ve ever received? 

My instructor in Brazil told me to always give my heart in training, because that’s what sets a champion apart from everyone else.

What do you consider your greatest personal failure? 

I wish I got to spend more time with my mom before she passed away.  

Many thanks to:

Many thanks to my family here and in Brazil, my girlfriend Laurah, all my students, and everyone who’s coached me and made me a better athlete. 

Last words:

I’d like to thank everyone who supported me to get where I am now!