Francisco "Sinistro" Iturralde

“Sinistro” literally means sinister in portuguese, however, the common use of the word in Brazilian slang is to describe something out of the ordinary. In Francisco’s case, his coach Fernando di Piero labeled Iturralde “Sinistro” due to his outstanding skill on the mat when he was just 14 years old.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie >Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Fábio Gurgel > Fernando Di Piero > Francisco Iturralde

Main Achievements:

IBJJF Pan Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Champion (2013)IBJJF European International Champion (2014)IBJJF Pan American Championship Runner-up (2016)IBJJF World No-Gi Championship 3rd Place (2016)IBJJF Pan Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship 3rd Place (2014)IBJJF European Championship 3rd Place (2014*/2015)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

IBJJF World Champion (2008/2009 blue juvenile, 2011 purple)IBJJF Pan American Champion (2008/2009* blue juvenile)IBJJF Pan Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Champion (2012 brown)IBJJF World No-Gi Championship Runner-up (2009 purple, 2011 brown)IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place (2010 purple/2013 brown)IBJJF World No-Gi Championship 3rd Place (2009* purple, 2010** purple, 2011 brown)IBJJF Pan American Championship 3rd Place (2009 blue juvenile, 2011* purple)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute