Over 25 years of experience in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Mundials BJJ Black Belt World Champion, winner of the 1998 Mundials World Championships in the Black Belt Division, 5 times National Champion of Brazil.
Rafael as a champion,his philosophy!
"The practitioner of Jiu-Jitsu not need to be a competitor or just a trained athlete for competition. He/she must be faithful to the teaching he/she receives because then comes the soul of this art. We should just let the art be something good without pressure"
The Academy – START Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
First class martial art academy with World Champions staff, state-of-the art facilities with all the commodities of the modern world.
The children, our goal!!!
Developing future generation of champions. START a better future, one student at a time.
Congratulations to the Alcantar kids!! Noah, Helena and Riley got promoted to the white and gray belt!! We are very pro
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5 reasons to get your children to START BJJ
WHY START ACADEMY?
Many years of experience teaching the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu around the world makes Professor ‘Gordinho’ a specialist in dealing with people in the martial arts business.
His philosophy of teaching is based on creating a family style atmosphere where people can train in a friendly, clean and healthy environment, helping and developing together but always evolving and growing as a martial artist within individual skills and personal limits.
Great attitude, good energy and a lot of smiles are always following Professor Rafael ‘Gordinho’ wherever he goes to teach and in 2013 he opened his very own academy!