Black Belt-6th Degree
Born in Brazil, Eduardo “Gaviao” Ommati began training early in his life. He received his Black Belt in 1988 from Carlson Gracie. Over time he has won more than thirty six titles. He is a four time Brazilian National Champion and World Champion. A two time Pan American Champion. He currently has his sixth degree black belt and is considered a pioneer in the sport of Jiu Jitsu in southern Brazil. Gaviao has trained with many of the original Gracie's, Mario Sperry, Pablo Popovitch, and Ricardo De La Riva over his long career in Jiu-Jitsu. Gaviao began training Vitor Belfort with Master Carlson in the mid-nineties all the way through Belfort’s first winning of the UFC Heavyweight Championship belt in the late nineties. He worked with Maruício “Shogun” Rua and Urijah Faber’s camp, as well as many other professional fighters.
Gaviao remained busy in Florianópolis when he was not training UFC champions. He began a series of gyms specifically for young kids in Brazil. Many of the children who attended his gyms for free were children who had nowhere else to go. Without the programs begun by Gaviao, many would have wound up on the street, fighting and doing drugs. He founded a school program that allowed all children to train in Jiu Jitsu in Florianópolis.
With the start of 316 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Gaviao embarked on a new journey to begin bringing Christ into the sport of Jiu Jitsu. His hope is that while teaching self-defense he can encourage self-confidence and portray a good Christian morality, inspiring others to follow other in God’s footsteps.