Rafael Formiga Barbosa

Formiga BJJ Q&A - Guard Pass Defense, Sweeps & Passes [Ep.8]

Free BJJ & Self-Defense Course: https://soulfighterstraining.com In this episode of Formiga BJJ Q&A - Formiga breaks down guard pass defense, guard sweeps, and guard setups for Half Guard, X-Guard and De La Riva Guard. Formiga also shares his tips on how to pass the...

Rafael Formiga Barbosa, Jun 1, 2017


Pro-Grappler: Rafael "Formiga" Barbosa

My real name is Rafael Barbosa, but everyone calls me Formiga, which means "Ant" in Portuguese.

I started training Jiu-Jitsu when I was 9 years old. I was the just the small kid in a class full of adults. My coach would call me: "Formiguinha" (little ant). When I got older and wasn't so little anymore, everyone started calling me Formiga.

One of my greatest passions in life is Jiu-Jitsu, it's all I want to do. I want to train, teach, compete and do it again. Man, I don't know what I would do without Jiu-Jitsu. It's my life.
I love sharing Jiu-Jitsu with my students and the world. It's a great gift to see my students learn, compete and do so well.

They make me so proud.

I hope to train with all of you someday, thank you for visiting!
Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Crézio de Souza > André Almeida > Rafael Barbosa