Fabio Prado

Fabio Prado was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He stated practicing Jiu Jitsu when he was 14 years old after a friend of his (Paulão) invited him to come and train at the Carlson Gracie academy in Copacabana – South area of Rio de Janeiro. He stayed at the academy earning his blue and purple belt there, after which he decided to move to the Gracie academy at the Ilha do Governador (Gracie Ilha) an affiliate of Gracie Humaitá where his childhood friend Daniel Moraes trained.

He trained there under Royler Gracie‘s black belt, Marcelo Clemente earning his brown and black belt by the Gracie instructor. In 2007 “Pateta” decided to try his luck in the United States, travelling through California and Hawaii coaching and fighting, before settling in Sacramento after he received an invitation to coach MMA’s rising star Urijah Faber.

Fabio Prado: BJJ for MMA

This is the first in a series of apps to be released by Fabio Prado and Mobile Black Belt.

Fabio “Pateta” Prado is a 3rd degree Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Marcelo Clemente. Since moving to the United States, Fabio has established himself as one of the foremost BJJ/grappling coaches in the country. Fabio is the longtime coach of MMA superstars Urijah Faber and TJ Dillashaw, as well as fellow Team Alpha Male teammates Chad Mendes, Joseph Benavidez and Danny Castillo. 

Fabio also instructs daily at his jiu-jitsu school, Fabio Prado BJJ, located in Vacaville, CA. Although there is no doubt about Fabio’s influence on the career of professional athletes, he is revered for his ability to coach students of all skill levels and ability.

In “Fabio Prado: BJJ for MMA” he shares some of his favorite techniques that have been used by professional MMA fighters around the world. 


Fabio Prado Apps

The techniques covered are:

1 Crucifix
2 Crucifix Variation 1
3 Crucifix Variation 2
4 Half Guard Sweep
5 Half Guard Sweep Variation 1
6 Half Guard Sweep Variation 2
7 Top Control 
8 Top Control Variation 1
9 Top Control Variation 2
10 Side Control
11 Side Control Variation 1
12 Attack from the Back
13 Attack from the Back Variation 1
14 Attack from the Back Variation 2
15 Arm Attack
16 Arm Attack Variation 1
17 Arm Attack Variation 2
18 Guillotine
19 Guillotine Variation 1
20 Escape from Guillotine