My BJJ Lineage

Dr. Jigoro Kano
12th Degree Black Belt Judo
Founder of Judo

Mataemon Tanabe
Headmaster of the Fusen Ryu Jiu Jitsu
Mitsuo "Count Koma" Maeda
7th Degree Black Belt Judo

Carlos Gracie Sr.
10th Degree Black Belt BJJ
Co-Founder BJJ
Brother of Helio Gracie

Carlos "Carlinhos" Gracie Jr.
7th Degree Black Belt BJJ
Son of Carlos Gracie Sr.

Helio "Soneca" Moreira
4th Degree Black Belt BJJ
World Champion BJJ

 

 

My BJJ Instructors

My BJJ Master and Friend World Champion Helio Soneca. You changed my life forever.

My BJJ Coach and Friend, 6x World Champion Samuel Braga

My BJJ Coach and Friend World Champion Michel Safi. I owe you big time brother.

My BJJ Coach and Friend, Alison "Jucao" Brites

 

My BJJ Coach and Friend Rafaello "Tractor" Oliveira

 

My BJJ Coach Silvio Braga

My BJJ Coach and Friend Bernardo Biolchini

 

My BJJ Coach and Friend Doug Smith

 

 

Others I have trained with: Rickson Gracie, Vitor "Shaolin" Ribiero, Draculino Magalhaes, Flavio Almedia, Romollo Barral, Luiz Palhares, Leo Xavier, Pedro Sauer, Hermes Franca, Roberto "Gordo" Correa, Eddie Bravo, Alvaro Mansor. Pictures from some of these seminars can be seen in the "Friends and Legends" Section.

 

 

My Judo Instructors

My Main Judo Sensei and Friend, 6x Southeastern Judo Champion Dr. Michael Carter. You helped me become a better person.

 

My Judo Sensei and Friend, Edmon Begoli

 


My Judo Sensei and Friend, Dr. Donald Tyrell

 

My Judo Sensei and Friend, Jeff Holmes with his family

 

 

My Judo Sensei and Friend, Michael Takata

 

 

My Judo Sensei, Pyong Eun

 

My Sifu, David H. Collins. He taught me about the realistic feedback loop, the first few judo throws I learned, and toughness.

 

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