Denilson grew up on the Favela’s in Rio de Janeiro, he started Jiu Jitsu in 1991 as a way to occupy his spare time, in order to focus on something positive and escape the dangers of falling victim to crime. His black belt was awarded by Mestre Julio Cesar, GFTeam's main instructor.
• GFTEAM Black Belt
• 4x Master World Champion
• 5x Pan American Champion
• NOGI World Champion
• 2x Brazilian National Champion