Congratulations to Master Carlos Gracie Jr. on earning his 8th Degree, Red and White “Coral” Belt
The belt was presented by 8th Degree Mauricio Robbe de Almeida. Becoming a Master in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is not an easy feat. Carlos Gracie Jr. is now 10 years away from joining the ranks of Grand Masters in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
At Grappling Mastery, we are honored to have Carlos Gracie Jr. in our BJJ Ancestry! After Rolls Gracie died from a hang gliding accident, Professor Marcio Simas began training with Master Rickson Gracie and Master Carlos Gracie Jr. Earning his 6th Degree Black Belt and moving to
Central Florida where eventually he met Brian Ruscio. A Greco-Roman and Freestyle Wrestler, Professor Brian Ruscio studied under Marcio Simas and even worked for him at his BJJ Academy in Orlando, Florida for the next 8 years before moving and opening Grappling Mastery Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & MMA Academy in Mount Dora, Florida.