Evaldo Lima was born in Goiana Goias, Brazil. He was in the Brazilian Air Force and studied Pathology for four years. He has been studying and training the art of Jiu-Jitsu for 15 years and counting. A Long Beach resident for 20 years, he has always been involved with local events and dreamt of teaching this art to the residents of this city. “Some associate this art with just fighting, but it is way more than this. Jiu-Jitsu, meaning “Gentle Art”, self respect, self discipline, respect of others, integrity and even spiritually for the soul”.
Evaldo is one of Royce and Rodrigo Gracie’s sparring partners and has accompanied them in many arenas such as, Pride Japan 1, K-1 and UFC. Other events include; Law Enforcement and Special Force Training. He has numerous medals in Jiu-Jitsu tournaments. The most noteable being 1st Place World No-Gi Tournament, his division in 2007 and a belt from King Of The Lake (San Diego).