About Roberto Traven

Roberto Traven was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He first starting training in BJJ when he was 16 under Romero "Jacare" Cavalcanti. Before he started BJJ, he practiced many other sports, such as Judo, rowing, triathlon, and soccer. After years of training at multiple sports without much success, Traven decided to quit other sports and focus solely on BJJ. BJJ would never be the same.

Once Traven focused his energy on BJJ, it was quickly apparent that he was a gifted student and competitor. Traven's professional career in BJJ and MMA has been remarkable. Traven is a model athlete who has always taken his profession very seriously. He received his blackbelt from Jacare after four years of training 3 times a day Monday to Friday and one time on Saturdays. Going so far as to train with the lights off so that Jacare would not see them. Although the school was closed on Sundays, Traven and his friend would train informally so that they could review all the moves that they had learned from the previous week. Among his proven dedication, Traven has won many titles including being a two time BJJ World Champion. Traven has also won the 1999 Abu-Dhabi Absolute Division Championship. He is an accomplished BJJ fighter with experience in the UFC, Rings of Japan, Warriors in Australia, and the Russian Absolute Fighting Championship.

Traven is working in Atlanta, Georgia, where he is presently teaching Jiu-Jitsu and MMA at Unit2Fitness.

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