WHY TRAIN WITH US?
Because you can safely learn authentic Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) from Professor Rinaldo Santos, one of the most experienced and respected BJJ Black Belts in Central Florida.
Professor Rinaldo Santos
Professor Rinaldo is a 5th Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and is one of the highest ranked Black Belts in Central Florida. His BJJ lineage is traced directly to the Gracie family: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Sr. > Carlson Gracie Sr..
His teacher Master Carlson Gracie was the most successful Vale Tudo champion of the Gracie family and was one of the first members of the family to fully teach their style of Jiu Jitsu to the world. This combat oriented style of Jiu Jitsu is reflected in all the Academies that belong to the Carlson Gracie Team.
Professor Rinaldo began training BJJ as a teenager at the Carlson Gracie Academy Head Quarters, in Rio De Janiero Brazil. He would eventually became one of the youngest members of the famous Carlson Gracie Competition team, of the 1980’s and 1990’s. Many of the members of the competition team now have influential roles in the sport of MMA.
Professor Rinaldo is a former BJJ World Champion and Vale Tudo Fighter (No Holds Barred MMA) . He is also one of the most respected BJJ Referees in the sport of BJJ. Professor Rinaldo has over two decades of experience teaching adults and kids and still teaches the majority of the classes at the Carlson Gracie Central Florida Academy.
Our kids program is the home of one of the most successful Kids BJJ teams in Central Florida. In addition to learning a martial art our kids classes are designed to give children a great physical work out, discipline, self confidence and an opportunity to make new friends.
Kids Classes are scheduled Tues, Thurs and Sat.
Learn BJJ that is just as effective on the streets, as it is for an MMA fight or BJJ competition. Our BJJ classes are a great way to get in shape and challenge yourself.
Adult Classes are scheduled Mon-Thus and Sat.
OUR TEAM IS LIKE A FAMILY