Full Name:

Carlos Henrique Rosa da Silva


“Sapossauro” which roughly translates to toad’ossaurus (or some sort of pre-historical toad). The name came up amongst Carlos Henrique’s students as his academy’s logo has a toad with a kimono on.

Main Achievements/Successes:

  • International Masters & Seniors Silver Medallist (2010)
  • Pan American Silver Medallist (2002)
  • Brazilian National Champion (2001)
  • Brazilian State Champion

Favorite Technique/Position:



Carlos Henrique was born on the 5th of June, 1971 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Growing up Carlos was interested in playing football (soccer) like any other child, but as his family moved to an apartment right in front of Master Francisco Mansor Kioto academy his father decided to put Carlos in the kids program there, he was 4 years old at the time. Carlos graduated in all belts by master Mansor (who is a red belt in BJJ and earned his black belt by great master Helio Gracie), Carlos Henrique was graduated black belt on December 1988.

Carlos Henrique’s vast experience as an instructor has been combined with Andre Terencio’s (one of his former students) to form the Brasil 021 team.


 Black Belt, Sixth Degree

Black Belt, Sixth Degree