Raphael Dos Santos
Black Belt 3rd Degree
Raphael Dos Santos, Brazilian and British citizen, born in Florianopolis in South Brazil. Has been training since 1983. Started with Judo, 10 years later fell in love with BJJ.
2 x World Champion (NOGI)
3 x European Champion
3 x British Champion
3 x World Pro Trials Champion
World Pro Abu Dhabi Main Event Silver medalist
IBJJF World Masters Bronze medalist
Tim has been studying Brazilian Jiu jitsu since 2005. Prior to that he studied JKD and Kali.
“I feel that BJJ is more than just a martial art and sport, it can become a lifestyle that encourages you to eat more healthily not drink too much and generally enhances your overall fitness. I also think that if you have to choose one martial art to do for self defence BJJ is the most effective in real terms”
Born in 1966, Tim competes when he can and whilst at blue belt won gold at the IBJJF Europeans 2009 at both his weight and open weight categories.
Tim has become 2x European Champion in open weight categories this year after travelling to Portugal and coming back to Cornwall with two medals (silver in his category and gold in open division).