Fabio Clemente was born in 1965 and grew up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Fabio’s father was a football/soccer coach who also practiced jiu jitsu, making competition a part of the Clemente family from the start. Fabio started his sporting activities from an early age, by practising several disciplines such as judo (which he started at the age of 9) and rowing. Around 1983 through a conversation with a friend, who was at the time a brown belt, Clemente was convinced to go and give jiu jitsu a try.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Sr. > Carlos Gracie Junior > Rigan Machado > Fabio Clemente
Pan American Champion (2007, 2006 weight & absolute Senior 2, 1996 adult brown)
Pan American Nogi Champion (2010 senior 2)
Pan American Silver Medallist (2004 senior 1)
International Masters & Seniors Bronze Medallist (2005, 2003)
IBJJF New York Summer Open, Master 4 Gold Medalist weight and absolute division (2015)