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Tag: "BJJ Coral Belts"

Crolin Gracie

Crolin Gracie

One of the founders of Gracie Barra and Gracie Gym, Crolin Gracie is the son of Gracie Jiu Jitsu founder, Carlos Gracie (Senior). Crolin was revered as the successor to Rolls Gracie’s throne as the family’s champion in the 1970’s, though a health problem prevented him from following his older brother’s footsteps.

Marcio Stambowsky

Marcio Stambowsky

Marcio Stambowsky, also known as Macarrão, is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu coral belt, who is one of the 10 men to have been graded as a black belt by the legendary Rolls Gracie, often (wrongly) mentioned as the “Famous Five”. Stambowsky, who was one of the top competitors of in the 1980′s.

Roberto Lage

Roberto Lage

Roberto Lage is 6th dan in Judo and a 7th degree coral belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, being an important figure for Sao Paulo’s Jiu Jitsu landscape. Roberto Lage trained extensively with Otavio de Almeida (senior) becoming a BJJ instructor himself having formed the “Equipe Lage” academy.

Carlos Henrique Elias "Caique"

Carlos Henrique Elias “Caique”

Carlos Elias, commonly known as “Caique”, is one of only 8 non Gracie men to have received the degree of black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu by the late Great Master Helio Gracie. A former member of the Gracie Academy, Carlos Henrique “Caique” reached the degree of coral belt (red and black) in 2009 from Rickson Gracie, he is also one of the first men to bring BJJ to Southern California, where he has been located since the 1990′s.

Fabio Santos

Fabio Santos

Fabio Santos is a 7th degree (7º grau) jiu jitsu coral belt and a black belt under Rickson Gracie who was also a pupil of the legendary Rolls Gracie for many years. Fabio Santos was also one of the first BJJ black belts to come to the United States of America to settle a jiu jitsu academy. The Fabio Santos Academy in San Diego – California is one of the most respected BJJ academies in the world, having formed several high class BJJ black belts. Master Fabio Santos is also a veteran competitor with several important titles.

Rigan Machado

Rigan Machado

Rigan Machado is a legendary BJJ figure and one of the most feared Jiu Jitsu competitors of the 1980′s. Rigan was the first black belt of Carlos Gracie Junior and the founder of Machado Jiu Jitsu, one of the most prosperous grappling academies in the USA.

Sylvio Behring

Sylvio Behring

Sylvio Behring is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 7th degree Coral Belt and a Judo black belt who is regarded as one of the top grappling instructors in the world, having helped develop the games of fighters such as Fabricio Werdum, Anderson Silva, Marcio Corleta and many others. Sylvio Behring is Flavio Behring’s older son and Marcelo Behring’s brother.

Rolker Gracie (Gracie Humaita)

Rolker Gracie (Gracie Humaita)

Rolker Gracie is an important figure in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, being the 4th son of Helio Gracie and one of the main figures within the Gracie Humaitá organization, arguably the most historical of BJJ academies, from where he has influenced the technical growth of many world champions.

Jurandir Moura

Jurandir Moura

Jurandir Moura is a historical figure in the Jiu Jitsu and Vale Tudo (no holds barred) history of Brazil. Having passed away on January 2010, Jurandir Moura was an 8th Degree Instructor (Coral Belt) and the man responsible for the tuition of several important fighters in the 1950’s and 1960’s era.

Mauricio Gomes

Mauricio Gomes

Maurício Gomes was a famous Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor, active during the 1970′s and 1980′s, who belongs to the elite group of black belts given the rank by the late Rolls Gracie. On top of his long list of trophies in the sport, Maurício was the founder of the Gracie Barra franchise in the United Kingdom.

Pedro Sauer

Pedro Sauer

Pedro Sauer is one of the most eloquent BJJ black belts in the business, the 8th degree Rickson Gracie black belt who has been residing in the United States since the early 1990’s has captured a legion of followers through the many lectures he gives regarding one’s progress in Jiu Jitsu and through the great […]

Cassio Cardoso Jiu Jitsu

Cássio Cardoso

One of Carlson Gracie’s most talented black belts, Cassio Cardoso was one of the most important fighters in Jiu Jitsu of the 1980′s, his fights with Marcelo Behring will forever be remembered as one of the most iconic in the sport

Royce Gracie

Royce Gracie

Royce Gracie is a legendary Jiu Jitsu and MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fighter. Being the son Helio Gracie – one of the fathers of BJJ – Royce held the Gracie family torch high while helping to built the sport of MMA and bringing awareness to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu through his famous victories in the early UFC’s. In 2003 Royce Gracie was also inducted in UFC hall of fame.

Fernando Guimaraes BJJ

Fernando “Pinduka”

An incredible figure in jiu jitsu’s history, master Pinduka was one of the first big stars to have come out of Carlson Gracie’s gym. He was also the original coach of the Gama Filho team and a major figure in Copacabana in the 1980s.

Sergio Penha

Sergio Penha

One of Rickson Gracie’s toughest opponents, Sergio Penha has had an amazing life story from his quick rise to black belt to his sudden career change at the age of 44. Truly a legend in Jiu Jitsu.

Ricardo Liborio

Ricardo Libório (ATT)

Ricardo Liborio is mostly known as the leader of the MMA academy American Top Team (ATT), but he is also considered, by many to be the best Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt formed by Master Carlson Gracie and an all around legend of the sport. Ricardo Liborio was also the very first world BJJ champion in the super heavyweight division (A division he won weighing little over 78kg-172lbs).

Joe Moreira

Joe Moreira

Joe Moreira was one of the first non Gracie black belt to move to the United States. He also fought twice in the UFC and was coach to some of the early UFC stars such as Kimo and famous referee “Big John” Macarthy.

Royler Gracie

Royler Gracie (Gracie Humaita)

Royler Gracie was the first great champion in Jiu Jitsu, he set the record at the time for most consecutive World Championship victories and was the most successful Gracie representative of his generation in BJJ, Grappling and MMA.

Carlinhos Gracie

Carlos Gracie Junior “Carlinhos”

Carlos Gracie Jr one of the main figures in Jiu Jitsu in the last 20 years, a teacher of champions and president of CBJJ. One of BJJ’s most important figures

JJ Machado

Jean Jacques Machado

One of the legends of the sport, this BJJ Black Belt has competed and won against the very best fighters of his time. Today he resides in the United States and is an Instructor in the famous Machado Jiu Jitsu Academy