David Jacobs' BJJGround Anyone train with Pedro Carvalho? Found his book

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Found a book called "Brazilian Jiujitsu: Vale Tudo" by Pedro Carvalho in a used bookstore in Cleveland of all places. It's autographed by him on the inside with the words "good luck". Never knew he wrote a book. I remember his vale tudo videos ("Craaaack!") sold by Paul Viele back in the day.

Anyone train with him or know if he's still teaching?

9/3/19 2:29 PM
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man i still got his old vhs instructional

9/3/19 7:20 PM
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He still lives and trains in Port St Lucie, Florida.

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impactks - 

He still lives and trains in Port St Lucie, Florida.


does he have a website or contact info? thanks
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Met him a couple times, went to a seminar at his school 15 years ago. One of my best friends is a BB under him. --Or "was". I think a lot of his CA BBs have migrated to other teams. FWIR, he basically abandoned his long time CA school and was not really into teaching BJJ when he moved to FL. Had other businesses going --I think one was a cafe of some kind. I guess since that time he has started teaching BJJ again, in FL.

Maybe some of that is off, that's just my memory.

9/3/19 9:03 PM
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He has another book on sport jj also, the vale tudo book was reprinted by black belt

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shen - Met him a couple times, went to a seminar at his school 15 years ago. One of my best friends is a BB under him. --Or "was". I think a lot of his CA BBs have migrated to other teams. FWIR, he basically abandoned his long time CA school and was not really into teaching BJJ when he moved to FL. Had other businesses going --I think one was a cafe of some kind. I guess since that time he has started teaching BJJ again, in FL.

Maybe some of that is off, that's just my memory.

interesting, thanks
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http://www.brazilianjiujitsu.net/phone/index.html

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impactks - 

http://www.brazilianjiujitsu.net/phone/index.html


Thanks! I'm actually about 2.5 hours away. Might be cool to interview him for some old time jiujitsu in Brazil stories.
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he had a pretty decent school in rancho cucamonga

9/4/19 3:14 AM
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Forum member Ernest is a black belt under him IIRC.

9/5/19 3:07 PM
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One of the first BJJ books I owned. Simpler times 

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the sport one or the beach jogging vale tudo

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de braco - 

the sport one or the beach jogging vale tudo


beach jogging vale tudo!
9/6/19 10:47 PM
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I did. I was a simple lowly white belt. But he was great. I know he was very legit and his 14 year old purple belt brother used to ruin me (I was 20 yrs old).

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https://archive.org/details/ValeTudoPedroCarvalho.PDF1998/page/n9 

 

Pedro's Vale Tudo Book. Enjoy!

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indeed, the blackbelt reprint, i picked that up for like $1during a black friday sale. The only difference is the beach jogging cover. I also have an original copy purchased 20 years ago but the binding fell apart like a chinese motorcycle and had to punch holes in the pages and put it in a 3 ring binder.

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He hasn't had any joint Facebook accounts with random chicks in awhile. 


huh?
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The last I heard Pedro doesn't teach anymore. He has a business and focuses on that now. I last texted him last year to just to say hi. We didn't talk about Jiu-Jitsu just personal business. I started with Pedro in 1995 and got my black belt from him in 2006. A few years after that he moved to Florida for whatever reason. All of his black belts went to join other teams. I myself am part of the Carlson Gracie Team and teach privately out of my home-based dojo. Pedro was an awesome teacher and taught us the three components of Jiu-Jitsu which are self defense, vale-tudo and competition techniques. 

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Ernest Estrada - 

The last I heard Pedro doesn't teach anymore. He has a business and focuses on that now. I last texted him last year to just to say hi. We didn't talk about Jiu-Jitsu just personal business. I started with Pedro in 1995 and got my black belt from him in 2006. A few years after that he moved to Florida for whatever reason. All of his black belts went to join other teams. I myself am part of the Carlson Gracie Team and teach privately out of my home-based dojo. Pedro was an awesome teacher and taught us the three components of Jiu-Jitsu which are self defense, vale-tudo and competition techniques. 


Thanks, interesting stuff.
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Ernest Estrada - 

The last I heard Pedro doesn't teach anymore. He has a business and focuses on that now. I last texted him last year to just to say hi. We didn't talk about Jiu-Jitsu just personal business. I started with Pedro in 1995 and got my black belt from him in 2006. A few years after that he moved to Florida for whatever reason. All of his black belts went to join other teams. I myself am part of the Carlson Gracie Team and teach privately out of my home-based dojo. Pedro was an awesome teacher and taught us the three components of Jiu-Jitsu which are self defense, vale-tudo and competition techniques. 


Thanks, interesting stuff.

what line of business is he in?
10/31/19 12:31 AM
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both carvalho books and the carlson gracie jr/lemos/conan book just went for $51 on ebay. they had coffee stains all over, but still wasn't a bad deal