Evilázio Feitoza is Grand Master of Muay Thai, the maximum ranking of the sport. To reach this rank it took him over 40 years of practice without stopping, with the goal to contribute with the development of the sport in Brazil. Evilázio travels the world promoting Muay Thai and when he is at a gym in any country or city that he is visiting, his focus is to guide each practitioner, whether professional or beginner. He also acts as a consultant, speaker, trainer and promoter of Muai Thai in South America and throughout Europe.
At the age of 54, the grand master is considered the precursor of Martial Arts in Ceará, Brazil., he is a global reference and holder of one of the highest ranks of the sport with the 15th Khan (Grand Master) of Muay Thai, black belt 8th Dan in kickboxing , 5th Dan in full contact and, as a competitor, was five times Brazilian kickboxing champion (1983-1987). Evilázio states that his mission is to reveal new talents on the sport he loves. Even with this vast experience in martial arts, the Grand Master accepted another challenge to promote Muay Thai, moving to the US where he lives in New York. Even though Evilazio lives and works in the US, he still has representatives in Brazil, spread in the states of Ceara (Fortaleza and Cariri), Paraiba and Sao Paulo.
Born in Sobral, 230 km from Fortaleza, Evilazio Feitoza began training Shotokan Karate at the age of 7 and at the age of 14 moved to the city of São Paulo, where he began his practice of Kung-Do-Te, Full Contact with the Portuguese master based in Brazil, Adriano Silva, and also perfected his techniques with world boxing champion Miguel de Oliveira and Jiu Jitsu with the renowned black belt Marcelo Behring. When Evilázio returns to the city of Fortaleza after years of battles in São Paulo begins to build effectively his legacy, acting in great academies, clubs and colleges in Fortaleza – until in 1998 inaugurates in Fighter Sport Academy being a reference gym in the fitness segment and fights – revealing for 17 years great athletes and teachers that today continue work throughout the world.
Evilazio was a promotor at the Cearense Championship Kick Boxing, North-Northeast Championship Kick Boxing, Badboy Rider Fight, Cearense Circuit MMA and Thai Boxing, Super Badboy Fight, Champions Night (17 editions), Hunter Cup, Cearense Championship Muay Thai, Jungle Fight Qualifying, New Talent Fight, among other events. In addition to these events in Ceará the Grand Master also promoted several events in São Paulo, suchlike Brazilian Championship Kick Boxing 1993 (São Paulo), Interstate League Of Kick Boxing 1993 (São Paulo), Intercontinental Championship Kick Boxing 1994 (São Paulo ), South American Championship Kick Boxing 1995 (São Paulo), Brazil Open Kick Boxing 1995 (São Paulo). It is noteworthy to mention that in the event had the participation of the today renowned athletes like Wanderley Silva, José Pelé Landi, and Rafael Cordeiro.
Titles and references
As a competitor Evilázio maintain an enviable track record: Five-time Brazilian champion (1983-1987) with a record of 37 fights, with 35 victories. In 1987 Evilazio returns to Ceara where he implement full contact fights in the state (Muay Thai, Kick Boxing, MMA).
Former President of the Brazilian Confederation of MuayThai (CBM)
President of the Brazilian Confederation of Kickboxing (CKBB)
President of the Federation Pugilismo Cearense (FCP)
President of the Federation of MuayThai Cearense (FCMT)
Member of the Brazilian Council of Muay Thai Masters
Team Leader Evilazio Fight Team / Fighter Sport
ISKA coordinator of South America (1994)
Regional Council of Physical Education – CREF 2392 / EC
MuayThai Grand Master – Khan 15 Sib Hah Gold (CBM)
MuayThai Master – Silver Khan 14 (CBMTT)
MuayThai Master – Silver Khan 14 (WTBF)
Trainer MMA Fight (CHARGE)
7th Dan in Kick Boxing (ISKA)
8th Dan in Kick Boxing (OMTRS)
5th Dan in full contact (AASAM)
Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Team SAS (CBJJ)
Martial Arts Team representative Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Currently, Evilazio is considered one of the most important names in Brazil and in the world when it comes to Muay Thai, Kickboxing and MMA, and is also one of the biggest names in the ISKA (International Sport Kickboxing Association).
In his work as a coach he has revealed to the world several high performance athletes, including Thiago “Pitbull” Alves, (now UFC fighter), Paulo Guerreiro, Andrezinho Nogueira, Junior Killer and Antonio Samuray addition to have worked with names like Jorge Patino “Macaco”, James Adler, Ricardo Freire, Gabriel Gonzaga and Assuério Silva, among others.
Seminars and Lectures
Recently Evilazio participated in a series of lectures and graduations in the state of Ceará. This event which was held by Fighter Sport Gym with support from the Cearense Federation of Muay Thai (ttyl) and which featured the massive presence of martial arts lovers. It was a success between the public and through the media!
“It’s always an interesting experience, I am always learning, there is a huge exchange,” says Evilazio.
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