Osvaldo Augusto Moizinho, commonly known as “Queixinho” is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under the Soul Fighters founding members (Rafael Barbosa, Leandro Escobar, Bruno Mendes and Augusto “Tanquinho”), although he is also known for his time spent as a student and team mate of Caio Terra. A Rio de Janeiro native, Queixinho made his name in the sport of jiu jitsu competing in the United States, where he conquered World and Pan American titles.
Osvaldo Augusto Moizinho Jiu Jitsu
Full Name: Osvaldo Augusto Honório Moizinho
Nickname: “Queixinho” means “little chin” in Portuguese. The ironic nickname occurred when Osvaldo was around 14 years old, due to his prominent jaw line.
Lineage 1: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Francisco Mansur > Augusto Mendes > Osvaldo Moizinho
Lineage 2: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Francisco Mansor >Alvaro Mansor > Bruno Mendes > Osvaldo Moizinho
Lineage 3: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Crézio de Souza > André Almeida >Leandro Escobar/Rafael Barbosa > Osvaldo Moizinho
IBJJF World No Gi Champion (2016/2015/2014)
IBJJF Pro League Champion (2014)
IBJJF World Masters Champion (2016 Master 1)
IBJJF Pan American No Gi Champion (2014/2013/2012)
IBJJF American National Champion (2015/2014/2013/2011)
IBJJF American National No Gi Champion (2014/2013/2012)
IBJJF World No Gi Championship 2nd Place (2013)
IBJJF Pan American Championship 2nd Place (2017/2016/2015)
IBJJF European Open 3rd Place (2013)
IBJJF Pan American Championship 3rd Place (2014)
IBJJF Brazilian National Championship 3rd Place (2010 brown)
Favorite Position/Technique: Open Guard, De La Riva
Weight Division: Peso Pena (70kg/154lbs)
Team/Association: Gracie Fighter
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Osvaldo “Queixinho” Moizinho Biography
Osvaldo Moizinho was born on the 18th of August, 1986 in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil. Growing up in Tijuca, Osvaldo was introduced to martial arts through judo, when he was 8 years old. Not settling there, Osvaldo tried a variety of combat styles such as luta livre esportiva, muay thai and boxing before settling in jiu jitsu.
Jiu jitsu appeared in Queixinho’s life when he was 16 years of age. He had heard about the sport and having had some judo experience, was very interested to see what it was about. After one of his friends took him to watch a class, Osvaldo’s interest sparked even brighter and he decided to join an academy.
André Terencio was Osvaldo’s first coach. The famous founder of the Brazil 021 team took Queixinho all the way up to brown belt. In 2008 Terencio moved to Chicago, IL – US, and Moizinho chose to join the recently founded Soul Fighters, who’s headquarters was in Osvaldo’s “backyard”, the Tijuca neighbourhood.
Soul Fighters were a strong new team with fantastic coaches, including the founders Rafael “Formiga” Barbosa, Leandro “Tatu” Escobar as well as brothers Bruno “Tank” and Augusto “Tanquinho” Mendes. These four coaches awarded Queixinho his black belt in 2011.
Three months after receiving his black belt, Osvaldo flew to America, taking part in the Pan American Jiu Jitsu Championships in Los Angeles. After the tournament, Queixinho was invited to stay by Caio Terra and Samir Chantre. Becoming a professional athlete and competing in the United States grappling circuit brought some of the most fruitful years in Moizinho’s career, as well as world wide recognition from the media and sports fans.
On January 2015, after taking a position as head jiu jitsu coach at the Gracie Fighter gym, Osvaldo Moizinho left CTBJJA on good terms, due to the obvious conflict of interests.