Escobar Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Biography
February 1995: Blue Belt Awarded
1995 - Vice Champion - Benefit Cup - RJ / Brazil
1995 - Champion - State Championship - RJ / Brazil
1995 - Vice Champion - Gavazza Cup - RJ / Brazil
1995 - 3rd Place - Brazilian Championship - RJ / Brazil
1995 - Vice Champion - Judo Inter State University Championship - RJ / Brazil
1996 - c3rd Place - Company/Cyclone Cup (Light Weight) - RJ / Brazil
1996 - Champion - Company/Cyclone Cup (Absolute Division) - RJ / Brazil
1996 - 3rd Place - State Championship - RJ / Brazil
1997 - Vice Champion - 1st Alliance Cup - SP / Brazil
1997 - Vice Champion - State Championship - RJ / Brazil
1997 - Champion - Brazilian Team Championship - RJ / Brazil
1997 - Champion - Condor-Maua Cup - Niteroi - RJ / Brazil
1998 - Champion - Judo - University Games - White to Green Belt - RJ / Brazil
1998 - Vice Champion - Judo - University Games Absolute Division - White to Black Belt - RJ / Brazil
July 1997: Purple Belt Awarded
1998 - Champion - 1st Red Nose BJJ Open - RJ / Brazil
1998 - Champion - State Championship - RJ / Brazil
1998 - Champion - Brazilian Team Championship - RJ / Brazil
1998 - 5th Place - World Championship - RJ / Brazil
December 1998: Brown Belt Awarded
1998 - Champion 7th Alliance Cup - RJ / Brazil
1999 - 3rd Place Pan Am Championship - Miami - USA
1999 - Champion 8th Alliance Cup - RJ / Brazil
1999 - Vice Champion - Brazilian Team Championship - RJ / Brazil
1999 - Champion 10th Alliance Championship - RJ / Brazil
2000 - Vice Champion - Brazilian Team Championship - RJ / Brazil
December 2000: Black Belt Awarded
2000 - 3rd Place - Wrestling National Championship - RJ / Brazil
2001 - Champion - ADCC Submission Grappling up to 75kg - Abu Dhabi UAE
2002 - Champion - Wrestling State Championship - RJ / Brazil
2002 - 3rd Place - Brazilian Cup (Absolute Division) - Niteroi - RJ / Brazil
2007 - 3rd Place - Brazilian Championship - RJ / Brazil
2009 - Vice Champion - Pan Asian Int. Grappling - over 77.5kg - Manila / Philippines - (awarded best match in the category)
2009 - Vice Champion - Pan Asian Int. Grappling Absolute Division - Manila / Philippines - (awarded best match in the category)
2011 - 3rd Place Pro Grappling Tournament - Macau
2012 - Champion One FC Desitny Of Warriors - Negara Stadium, Kuala Lumpur / Malaysia
2013 - Champion Shooto Brasil 38 - Rio de Janeiro / Brasil
2014 - Champion - North America Tournament - California / USA

After the 1st National Championship that happened in 1993 Jiu Jistu has started to get more popularity in Brazil, and Rio de Janeiro was "The Mecca" of this sport at that time with all big names and big clubs based in this city.

Interested to learn more about this sport and after get some more info from a friend that was a purple belt, Escobar decided to stop training water polo and kung fu and start practice jiu jitsu.

In march 1994, Escobar went to a Jiu Jitsu club near his place in Rio de Janeiro, where he met Leo Castello Branco. Escobar started training everyday and to dedicate his time to prepare for competitions... representing at that time Team Alliance.

At Alliance, Escobar has met and trained with some of the bests such as Leo Vieira, Ricardo Vieira, Marcelo Garcia, Demian Maia, Rodrigo "Comprido" Medeiros, Fernando "Terere", Reinaldo Ribeiro and many others.

Escobar got his black belt in december of 2000 from Leo Castello Branco.

Escobar has won some important titles.

After the Alliance's split we've started a new Team named Master Jiu Jitsu until be renamed Brasa.

Besides training and competitions, Escobar was studing Physical Education in the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro where in 2001 he got his University Degree.

After won the ADCC in 2001 he suffered a motorcycle accident that put him away from the mats and changed his training rhythm for some time until be fully recovered from his injuries.

In 2002 he got back in the bjj & wrestling competitions winning some more titles.

In 2003, Marcos Escobar moved to Sao Paulo, where he had the opportunity to train under Leo Vieira, he was there until 2005, time when he accepted an invitation to teach BJJ at Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.

In late 2011 Marcos Escobar started focussing on an MMA career choosing to train with one of the best MMA coaches in the world, Dede Pederneiras and his Nova Uniao Team, one of the best MMA academies in the world.