Kalil began Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Sao Paulo Brazil at the age of 14. He received his Black Belt in London under Felipe de Souza, where he had been teaching BJJ since graduating to purple belt.
Kalil also trained under Master José Leão Teixeira (Zé Beleza), who created the world famous Escola de Jiu Jitsu for children’s BJJ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and who received his coral belt directly from Carlos Gracie Jnr.
In 2013 Kalil moved to Abu Dhabi to teach in schools and went on to become a team leader of the UAE’s Presidential Guard Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program, managing five military bases and was part of the National Coaching Team and Black Belt national team. Kalil also volunteered his time teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in a children’s hospital and was part of the coaching team for the Guinness World Record’s Largest BJJ Lesson, before moving to Australia.
Kalil believes Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is much more than just a sport, it’s a way of life and a tool that can be used for the development of greater life skills and self-awareness and aims to bring this passion and inspiration to Clube de Lutas.
As well as a passion for coaching, Kalil also has a decorated competitive record as an athlete in both Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo:
- 2019 Judo Nationals – Silver Medallist
- 2019 March Illawarra International Judo (Qualifier State Titles) – Silver Medallist
- 2019 February National Pro UAEJJF No Gi champion
- 2019 February National Pro UAEJJF GI Silver medallist
- 2018 August Australian Nationals AFBJJ No Gi champion Open weight
- 2018 August Australian Nationals AFBJJ Gi champion (weight division), Bronze medallist Open weight
- 2018 March IBJJF Sydney Open Gi Silver medallist
- 2018 March IBJJF Sydney Open No Gi Champion
- 2018 March NSW State Judo Championship – Bronze medallist
- 2018 January Grappling Industries Advanced No Gi – Gold, Gi Open Weight Black belt – Silver medallist
- 2017 July NSW State Championship Black Belt – Silver medallist
- 2017 March IBJJF Sydney Open Gi Silver medallist
- 2017 March IBJJF Sydney Open No Gi Champion
- 2017 February Australia National Pro – Bronze medallist
- 2017 January Grappling Industries Gi – Gold medallist weight division, Bronze medallist in open weight division
- 2015 Ras Al Khaimah International Open – Bronze medallist Gi and No Gi.
- 2015 Abu Dhabi International Open – Silver medallist
- 2012 London Open IBJJF – Silver medallist
- 2010 British Open Championship – Silver medallist
- 2010 British Open Championship – Bronze medallist (open weight division)
- 2002 4th place, San Bernardino County Wresting Championship
- 2001 Brazilian Nationals – Silver medallist
- 2000 São Paulo State Championship – Bronze medallist
- 1999 São Paulo State Champion
Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Sr. > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Junior > José Leão Teixeira (Zé Beleza) > Felipe de Souza > Kalil Pinto