Instructors


Professor Paulo ‘Coelho’ Brandão – 5th Degree Black Belt – 1996 World Champion – Head Instructor

  • Granted an O-1 Visa for Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement from US Citizenship and Immigration Services to be the Head Instructor in 2013
  • Black Belt awarded from Royler Gracie in 1995
  • Brazilian Teams Champion (1995 – on team with Royler Gracie, Saulo Ribeiro, Renato Barreto, Cleber Luciano)
  • World Champion (1996 – closed category with Royler Gracie)
  • Brazilian National Champion (1997)
  • Black Belt CHAMPION OF PELE CUP in Rio de Janeiro 1998
  • STATE CHAMPION IN AMAZON 2001 Black Belt Open Division
  • INTERNATIONAL WORLD CHAMPION 2007 Black Belt
  • SECOND PLACE BRAZILIAN CHAMPION 2011 CBJJE Black Belt

Paulo ‘Coelho’ Brandão’s website and complete bio

Donald Park – 2nd Degree Black Belt, Head Instructor

  • Black Belt awarded from Royler Gracie
  • Pan American Champion (2009)
  • Gracie Worlds Open Weight Champion (2006)
  • Gracie Nationals Champion (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006)
  • Coach to multiple UFC, Pride, K-1, and Strikeforce fighters

View Donald’s Full Bio

Jordan Silverman – Black Belt Instructor
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