Ricardo “Incredible” Ribeiro (born in 1983 in Campinas/SP, Brazil) started wrestling training in 2000 in Miami during high school. He learned about BJJ at the beginning of 2005 and started training with Boca De La Riva that April. Boca’s son gave him the nickname “Incredible” because of his similarity to Mr. Incredible, the movie hero.
In love with BJJ, he spent many hours training, and in 2007 decided to make it his career. He competed in the Florida state tournament and became the champion. After this event, craving the gold, his mission was to compete in every interstate competition. His most accomplished year so far was 2009. He won the 3rd place division and 3rd place absolute in the World Champion, earning his purple belt afterward. In 2011, he won 2nd place in the Pan American and in the same year he became the IBJJF World Champion and earned his brown belt. During his time as a brown belt, he won the Miami Open champion division and absolute, Las Vegas Open champion division and the 2nd place absolute, Florida state champion division and the absolute, Brazilian National 2nd place division, and Sao Paulo Open champion division.