Born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, Professor Ricardo has 20 years' of martial arts experience and has spent 6 years as a personal trainer.
His main sports as an athlete and instructor are Jiu-Jitsu and NoGi Grappling. He obtained a black belt under Omar Salvosa having previously been awarded his brown belt by Claudio Godoy and is a member of Team Salvosa Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu led by Omar Salvosa. During his career, he has trained with many great champions from the Jiu-Jitsu/Grappling and MMA world, including Demian Maia, Daniel Sarafian, Eduard Soghomonyan, Mauricio Shogun, Murilo Ninja, Gleison Tibau, Danilo Marques. His last main titles won are:
- UAEJJF NATIONAL PRO 2018 (Seletiva Niagara falls) - SILVER
- GTA CLASSIC 2018 - SILVER
- GRAPPLING INDUSTRIES 2020 NOGI- BRONZE
- 2022 ONTARIO PROVINCIAL JIU JITSU CHAMPIONSHIP - SILVER