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Hannette Staack

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Hannette Staack one of the most accomplished grapplers in the history of the female Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt division, a rank she earned from Andre Terêncio. Aside from her vast competitive resume, Staack is also one of the founding members of the Brazil 021 Team.

Hannette Staack Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Hannette Quadros Staack

Nickname: The most common are “Tin” and “Nette.” “Tin” is less common, used mainly by Hannette’s mother who was always coming up with little nicknames for her children. The second, “Nette,” was used because Hannette is an uncommon name, and it was difficult for her to introduce herself. Children, especially, grew to know her as Anette or Auntie Nette

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie (senior) > Hélio Gracie > Francisco Mansor > Carlos Henrique > André “Negão” Terêncio > Hannette Staack

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF World Champion (2002/2004/2008/2009/2011)
  • ADCC Champion (2007**/2009)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2007)
  • IBJJF World Championship 2nd Place (2006/2014)
  • ADCC 2nd Place (2011)
  • IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place (2005/2013)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • CBJJ Brazilian National Champion (2003 brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favourite Position/Technique: Mount

Association/Team: Brazil 021 School of Jiu-Jitsu

Hannette Staack Biography

Hannette Staack was born on the 7th of February 1979, in São Luís do Maranhão, in the norther Brazil territory, though she moved to Rio de Janeiro when she was two years old. Hannette began her jiu jitsu training when she was 18 years old with “Professor” Fernando Cruz and Master Flavio Figueiredo. Although most of Hannette’s training took place with Fernando, Master Flavio frequented the academy and oversaw the training. Hannette received both her blue and purple belts from professor Fernando. Soon after Hannette received her purple belt, Fernando Cruz gave up on his BJJ teaching career, it was then that Master Flavio introduced Staack to her next (and current) instructor, Andre “Negão” Terencio.

At the time when Hannette Staack started training with Terencio, she was still a very “raw” purple belt, with not much more then a good knowledge of the basics and ton of willpower. It was coach Andre that started to refine her training and her technique. Hannette’s first big moment came in 2002, when after five fights she won her first world championship in the women’s purple/brown/black belt combined division. Since then Hannette has fought every World Championship, taking six gold medals home in and establishing herself as one of the most tenacious and talented female grapplers in the history of jiu jitsu.

Hannette states that her greatest inspiration toward continuing her jiu jitsu journey has come from Andre (who is now her husband), as he always inspired her to believe in jiu jitsu. The two have realized a dream and are now reaping the fruits of their labor in their own academy in Chicago. The team is now gathering between Andre Negão, Hannette Staack, and Carlos Henrique (Andre’s professor) to form Brazil 021 School of Jiu Jitsu.

Most Memorable Match: her final of the ADCC absolute division in 2007 against Rosangela Conceição, which she won impressively by flying armbar. It was at this time that Hannette became internationally recognized, starting a new phase in her impressive career (See the fight at the bottom of this page).

Hannette Staack vs Rosangela Conceiçao (ADCC Final 2007)

Hannette Staack vs Fernanda Mazelli (Mundial Final 2008)

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