Pedro Sauer in Detail
Main Achievements: No record
Weight Division: No Record
Team/Association: Pedro Sauer Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association
Pedro Sauer Biography
Pedro Sauer was born and raised in the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He started his martial arts training from a very young age, and by the age of five he was already boxing. He entered judo and taekwondo at a later stage. At age fifteen, however, his good friend, Rickson Gracie, invited him to come and train Jiu-Jitsu with his younger brother (Royler Gracie), who was only nine years old. The outcome of this experience convinced him that jiu-jitsu was the most effective of all the martial arts, and he began training the very next day.
Pedro Sauer graduated in Economics and Business Administration in college, and took post graduation course. He worked in Brazil as a stockbroker while training and received his black belt in 1985 from the hands of his friend Rickson Gracie and the late Great Master Helio Gracie. He dipped his toes into teaching BJJ for the first time at the Academia Corpo Quatro in Rua Francisco Sá – Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, a historical academy where big names have taught such as Sergio Bolao and Alvaro Barreto.
In 1990, he decided to quit his life as a stockbroker and moved to California with the original wave of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructors to teach BJJ. He lived in California with Rickson Gracie and trained daily with the Gracie brothers (Rickson, Rorion, and Royce).
In December 1990, he moved to Utah where he grew roots, pioneering BJJ in the American southwest. He is one of the most highly sought after instructors in the U.S. (of any martial discipline) and has presented hundreds of public seminars around the nation. In 2005, Pedro Sauer was named “Best of the Best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor” in a worldwide poll conducted by the Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) website.
Pedro Sauer vs Mr Utah (Body Builder)
Rickson Gracie sparring vs Pedro Sauer