BJJ Lineage

Professor Brian Ruscio trained under Mestre Marcio Simas and World Champion Master "Gutty" Muggiati alongside over 20 years of Gracie Barra Jiu Jitsu Black Belts

OUR LINEAGE…

Carlos Gracie Sr. > Carlos Gracie Jr. > Marcio Simas > Brian Ruscio

Brian Ruscio receiving his Black Belt on September 30, 2012 from Marcio Simas of Gracie Barra
Brian Ruscio receiving his Black Belt on September 30, 2012 from Marcio Simas of Gracie Barra

Our Lineage, Gracie Barra is ranked as the #1 Competitive BJJ Team

Head Instructor of Grappling Mastery, Brian Ruscio  is a 4th Generation Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt, certified by the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation and United States Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation. He was awarded his Black Belt by Marcio Simas of Gracie Barra Jiu Jitsu in September, 2012. Marcio Simas grew up with the Gracie Family and trained under Rolls Gracie, regarded as “The Best Jiu Jitsu Fighter in the History of the Gracies”, until his death. Then he trained under Rickson Gracie until his time with Carlos Gracie Jr., who received his Black Belt by founder of Modern BJJ, Carlos Gracie Sr. This puts Grappling Mastery members in direct lineage to the Gracie family and at the top of the “Gracie Jiu Jitsu Family Tree“.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 6th Degree Black Belt Master, Marcio Simas presents Professor Brian Ruscio special recognition.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 6th Degree Black Belt Master, Marcio Simas presents Professor Brian Ruscio special recognition.

Training among dozens of Marcio’s Black Belts, Brian Ruscio also trained under Multiple Time Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Mundials and Brazilian Nationals Champion Gustavo “Gutty” Muggiati, who is in Carlos Gracie Jr.’s lineage as well and also grew up training with the Gracie Family!

“At Grappling Mastery, You can be proud of your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Ancestry!”

IBJJF list of Certified BJJ Black Belts

 

Brian Ruscio has recently received special recognition as one of Marcio Simas’s strong lineage of Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belts.

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