Samir is a 3-time World Champion, his titles are from 2010, 2014 and 2016. He is also a 3-time Pan American No-Gi champion.

Samir was also born in Rio de Janeiro and was first exposed to jiu-jitsu at the age of 9 at the grading of his brother. After this he joined the Fabricio Martins academy in Copacabana and then joined Sergio Bolao’s gym, a student of Carlson Gracie. Eventually Samir took a year off to attempt a career in soccer to only return to jiu-jitsu after he decided he wouldn’t go through with it. He then joined another gym, Alan Moraes’, and trained there until black belt. Eventually he came to the United States on suggestion from his friend. Nowadays Chantre has his own team with Queixinho and Milton Bastos called Ares Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and also runs the association HQ with Osvaldo in Modesto, California.

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