Carlos Gracie Sr. > Carlos Gracie Jr. > Marcio Simas > Brian Ruscio
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“.
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!”