Instructors

 

Marco Nascimento - 5th Degree Black Belt

Head instructor / Owner

Marco Nascimento is an exceptionally accomplished Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) practitioner who has been training since 1986 in Teresopolis, RJ, Brazil.  He is the first black belt  under Adilson "Bitta" Lima (Head master of Gracie Barra Pitbull). Marco has competed in over 200 BJJ tournaments and has acquired over 140 medals with 100 of them being gold. Marco now devotes his time and energy towards teaching and instructing his team in California. He has been instructing for over 20 years and in California for the last 12. Marco recently returned to competition after an 8 year layoff due to injury and took gold in the 2017 IBJJF Masters International Open. 

Accomplishments

  • World No-Gi 2009, Silver Medal
  • American National 2007 (IBJJF) Silver Medal
  • Pan American - Medalist 2000, 2002, 2004, Gold 2007 and 2008
  • Circuito Paulista - Gold Medal
  • Copa Regiao Serrana - Gold Medal
  • Campeonato Mozarth Azevedo - Gold Medal
  • Copa Jucao - Gold Medal (x2)
  • Copa Clube Bom Retiro - Gold Medal (x4)
  • Campeonato Brasileiro - Gold Medal
  • Campeonato Estadual RJ - Gold Medal
  • Taca Cidade de Niteroi - Gold Medal
  • Copa Flucar - Gold Medal (x2)
  • Copa Paes Niteroi - Gold Medal
  • Campeonato Beneficiente Carlos Rollison - Gold Medal (x2)
  • Campeonato Mello Tenis Clube - Gold Medal (x2)
  • Campeonato Teresopolitano - Gold Medal (x3)
  • Copa Cabofriense - Gold Medal
  • Copa Pitbull de Inverno - Gold Medal (x3)
  • Copa Nastra - Silver Medal
  • US National 2001 - Gold Medal
  • California State - Gold Medal (x2)
  • Kioto Challenger no Gi - Gold Medal
  • Copa Friburguense de Judo - Gold Medal (x2)
 
 

Chistina Nascimento

Instructor

 

 

Accomplishments

Purple Belt

  • Gold -  IBJJF Masters International Open 2017
  • Silver -  IBJJF Masters International Open 2017 - Absolute
  • Gold – American Cup 2017
  • Gold – American Cup 2016 –Absolute
  • Winner – Fight to Win Pro 23 Purple Belt 152 lbs by submission
  • Gold – IBJJF San Jose Open 2017
  • Gold – IBJJF San Jose Open 2017 –Absolute
  • Gold – IBJJF San Jose Open 2016 
  • Gold – IBJJF San Jose Open 2016 –Absolute
  • Silver – IBJJF Rio International Open 2016
  • Gold- IBJJF Rio International Open 2016 –Absolute
  • Silver – American Cup 2016
  • Gold – American Cup 2016 –Absolute

Blue Belt:

  • Gold – All Star 2014
  • Gold – All Star 2014 - Absolute
  • Silver – IBJJF Rio Masters International Open 2014
  • Bronze – IBJJF World Masters 2014
  • Gold – US Open 2014
  • Gold – US Open 2014 – Absolute
  • Gold - IBJJF San Francisco Open 2015
  • Gold - IBJJF San Francisco Open 2015 –Absolute
  • Silver - American Cup 2015
  • Gold - American Cup 2015 –Absolute
  • Silver - All Star 2015
  • Gold - CBJJO Campeonato Mundial 2015
  • Gold - CBJJO Campeonato Mundial 2015 - Open Division
  • Gold – US Open 2015
  • Silver – US Open 2015 –Absolute
  • Gold - Jiu Jitsu by the Bay 2015
  • Gold - Jiu Jitsu by the Bay 2015 – Open
  • Gold - Jiu Jitsu by the Bay 2015 – No Gi - Open Division/Advanced Belt
  • Gold – US Open 2014
  • Silver – US Open 2014 –Absolute

 

Ronaldo Junior - Purple Belt

Instructor

 

 

Accomplishments

Purple Belt

  • Gold - San Jose International open IBJJF Jiu Jitsu Championship 2017 Gi
  • Gold - San Jose International open IBJJF Jiu Jitsu Championship 2017 Gi - Open Division
  • Silver - San Jose International open IBJJF Jiu Jitsu Championship 2017 No-GI
  • Gold - San Jose International open IBJJF Jiu Jitsu Championship 2017 No-Gi Open Division
  • Gold  - Long Beach International open IBJJF Jiu Jitsu Championship 2017 Gi
  • Gold - Long Beach International open IBJJF Jiu Jitsu Championship 2017 Gi - Open Division
  • Gold - Las Vegas International open IBJJF Jiu Jitsu Championship 2017 Gi
  • Gold - Las Vegas International open IBJJF Jiu Jitsu Championship 2017 Gi - Open Division
  • Silver - Los Angeles BJJ Pro IBJJF Championship 2016 GI
  • Silver - Los Angeles BJJ Pro IBJJF Championship 2016 GI - Open Division
  • Bronze - Grand Slam Abu Dhabi Los Angeles 2016 Gi
  • Gold - First Place All Star Tournament BJJ Tour 2016 Gi
  • Gold - First Place All Star Tournament BJJ Tour 2016 Gi - Open Division
  • Silver  - Rio BJJ Pro Championship 2015 Gi
  • Bronze Rio BJJ Pro Championship 2015 Gi - Open Division
  • Gold -  All Star Tournament BJJ Tour 2015 Gi
  • Gold  - All Star Tournament BJJ Tour 2015 Gi - Open Division 
  • Silver  - Rio BJJ Pro Championship 2014 Gi
  • Bronze -  Rio BJJ Pro Championship 2014 Gi - Open Division
  • Gold - Campeonato Brasileiro de jiu-jítsu sem kimono ( no-gi) CBJJ 2015
  • Silver - Campeonato Brasileiro de jiu-jítsu sem kimono (no-gi)CBJJ 2014
 

John Rockwell

Instructor

 

 

Accomplishments

Purple Belt

  • Silver – San Jose Open 2016
  • Silver – San Jose Open 2016 – Open Division
  • Gold – BJJ Tour Florida 2016
  • Gold – American National 2016
  • Silver – Las Vegas Open 2016
  • Silver- International Masters Championship Brazil 2016

Blue Belt BJJ

  • Gold – American National 2014 – No Gi
  • Gold – US Open 2015
  • Bronze – US Open 2015 – Open Division
  • Bronze – American National 2015
  • Gold – American Cup 2015
  • Bronze – American Cup 2015 – Open Division
  • Silver – BJJ Pro Santa Cruz 2015
  • Silver – BJJ Pro Santa Cruz 2015 – Open Division
  • Gold – American Cup 2014
  • Gold – All-Star Gold 2014
  • Gold – All-Star Gold 2014 – Open Division