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4 new BJJ Black Belts in our Jiu Jitsu Family! It was a big accomplishment for these 4 brazilian students. They've been training under me for about 10 year. It was a very special cerimony. Congrats for Leo Lompreta, Andrey, Quick and Joao Herdy "Pit Bull".

During this trip to Brazil I also promoted 2 american students (from my academy in Indy) to their Purple Belts. Scott Gibson and Jonathan Correa were traveling with me in Brazil to visit my affiliated academy in Rio de Janeiro. Black Belt promotion are recognition of all the knoledge have made through hard work and training. It is a truly inspiring to think how big our BJJ Association will be in another 10 years!

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The newest Black Belt from our BJJ family and Association.

Butch  was  promoted to  Black Belt during my last seminar in his in Charleston, WV.  This is  a well  deserved  promotion.

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Me, Jeff "Snowman" Monson, Joey Scarola and Logan Clark had a great time during my last the  Seminar in Wisconsin.

The seminar was a huge  success!

I look foward to see you all you guys again next year...

I would like to thank everyone that helped and suppord this special charit event that raised money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Indianapolis  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Adademy Belt Testing.

Everyone here have demonstrated outstanding devotion to the training of Brazlian Jiu Jitsu, from the day of initiation into this organization.

Congratulations for everyone that completed the requirements, both mentally and physically, for the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu promotion examination.

Marcello C. Monteiro


Congratulations to my friend and student Chris Magelri!

Chris  was  promoted to  Black Belt during my last seminar in Michigan.This is  a well  deserved  promotion. Chris has been training for many years and he frequently competes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu  tournaments and in the Mixed Martial Arts competitions.
The Black Belt Promotion is an honored occasion, is your time to show your accomplishments and move to the next level. It is a time of celebration and a milestones on the black belt journey.