Kennedy Maciel is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt who competes in the featherweight division. The son of two-time ADCC champion Rubens 'Cobrinha' Charles, Maciel is often nicknamed "Cobrinha Jr.". Maciel is a 2019 ADCC silver medalist and a 2020 IBJJf Pan No-Gi champion. He was born in Sao Carlos, Brazil on January 2, 1997. He lives and trains in Los Angeles, CA and represents the Alliance team.
Rubens 'Cobrinha' Charles
Nov 6, 2017Rubens 'Cobrinha' Charles is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt and champion competitor in both gi and no-gi competitions. A four-time IBJJF World champion (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009) and two-time ADCC champion (2013, 2017). In 2017 Cobrinha was the first person to achieve the "Super Grand Slam", winning the four IBJJF major tournaments (European, Pan, Brazilian National and World championships) and the ADCC World Championships all in the same year. He is the father of Kennedy Maciel and teaches and trains out of Cobrinha BJJ in Los Angeles.