Name: José Marcello F Rodrigues


Date of Birth:  17/03/71


Nickname:  Zé Marcello


Team:  Icon Jiu-Jitsu Team


Black Belt Under: Sérgio “Bolao” Souza


Speciality:  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, MMA & Submission

Biography: Born and raised in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Zé Marcello is a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt under Sergio “Bolao” Souza. With over 20 years of training, Zé Marcello has competed in the most prestigious BJJ tournaments  in the world and is affilieted with the world famous Brazilian Top Team. Having retied from competing  professionally in 2002, Zé Marcello has since dedicated  his time to teaching brazilian jiujitsu and currently resides in the UK as of February 06. His hobbies also include Surfing, Snowboard and playing the acustic guitar.

His list of achievements include:


1st place - European Heavyweight champion 08

1st place - European Absolute champion 08

1st place - Mundial world championship 97

1st place - Brazilian tournament 96 and 97

1st place - Brazilian team tournament 97

1st place - Pan American champion 97

1st place - Urban Gorillaz UK 06

2nd place - Mundial world championship 98 and 02

2nd place - Pan American championship 96

3rd place - Mundial world championship 96 and 99

3rd place - Pan American championship 96 and 00

3rd place - Brazilian Tournament 98