Douglas was born in Santa Catarina, Brazil. His first introduction to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu was in 1999 when he was a teenager. In 2003 he was introduced to Professor Guto Campos. Douglas received his black belt from Professor Guto Campos and still maintains close ties until this day. Douglas has lived in Lubbock, Texas since 2015. His vision for each of his students to feel like the best version on themselves wether it is training self-defense, for general fitness, or for competitions. There are a lot of reasons to love Jiu Jitsu.