My name is Joe Haddix and I began training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Marcello Monteiro 9 months ago.  I am an Epidemiologist and one thing I instruct is a healthy lifestyle through fitness.  Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Marcello not only teaches a great skill but is the best physical fitness I have had since the military.

I was amazed at how easy Marcello makes learning a high-level Jiu-Jitsu game game in such a small amount of time.  The DVDs and Student Handbook Marcello provides for students makes it even easier to learn a solid Jiu-Jitsu game at amazing speed.  The students at Marcello’s Academy are very successful in competition because they all help each other out and no one has an ego.  Every student under Marcello is always willing to help your every need.  Marcello makes it a great environment to learn by always being gracious and makes everyone fell relaxed and excited to learn.


I would highly recommend anyone who is excited about learning Jiu-Jitsu to train at Marcello’ Monteiro’s Academy.