Romulo “Rominho” Barral

    Romulo Barral is a retired professional grappler as well as one of the top Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coaches in the world. Tipped as “The Number 1 BJJ fighter in the world” by Gracie Mag in 2007, Romulo Barral maintained his top tier black belt status in the years that followed with consistent medals at the top jiu-jitsu tournaments, reaching BJJ Heroes’ Top 10 Competitors of All Time ranking. Originally from Belo Horizonte in Brazil, Romulo Barral established his own successful jiu-jitsu academy in California — United States, named Gracie Barra Northridge.

    Full name: Rômulo Claudio Barral

    Nickname: Rominho. The suffix “inho” in Portuguese is used as an endearing way of saying someone’s name.

    Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Junior > Vinicius Magalhães > Romulo Barral

    Main Achievements:

    • 1st Place ADCC World Championship (2013)
    • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2014/2013/2012/2009/2007)
    • 1st Place IBJJF World Masters Championship (2016 Master 1)
    • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2007**)
    • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2016**)
    • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2006/2007)
    • 1st Place IBJJF World No-Gi Championship (2009)
    • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2013)
    • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2016/2014/2011/2010**/2009*/2007*)
    • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2016/2009)
    • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2017/2006)
    • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2017/2013/2013*/2006)

    * Absolute

    ** Weight and absolute

    Favorite Position/Technique: Spider Guard and Triangle
    Weight Division: Meio Pesado (88kg-194lbs)
    Association/Team: Gracie-Barra

    Nickname: Rominho. The suffix “inho” in Portuguese is used as an endearing way of saying someone’s name.

    Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Junior > Vinicius Magalhães > Romulo Barral

    Main Achievements:

    • 1st Place ADCC World Championship (2013)
    • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2014/2013/2012/2009/2007)
    • 1st Place IBJJF World Masters Championship (2016 Master 1)
    • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2007**)
    • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2016**)
    • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2006/2007)
    • 1st Place IBJJF World No-Gi Championship (2009)
    • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2013)
    • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2016/2014/2011/2010**/2009*/2007*)
    • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2016/2009)
    • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2017/2006)
    • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2017/2013/2013*/2006)

    * Absolute

    ** Weight and absolute

    Favorite Position/Technique: Spider Guard and Triangle
    Weight Division: Meio Pesado (88kg-194lbs)
    Association/Team: Gracie-Barra