3rd Degree Black Belt
Instructor Rafael Oliveira is a young man who has decided to dedicate his life to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is strongly committed to his journey of Mastering the Art. Discipline and focus are remarkable elements of his personality and made a big difference for one of the greatest achievement of his life: the World’s BJJ No Gi Championship in 2007. In Brazil, Rafael had the opportunity to train at the legendary Gracie Barra main School in Rio, where he was trained on the same mats and environment that made some of the biggest names of our sport. Always very caring, Rafael tries to understand his teammates and students and finds joy in sharing his knowledge with them. In 2007 he opened is First Gracie Barra in Chino, CA. He also has a location in Rancho Santa Margarita and in Colorado.
BLACK BELT 2nd degree
Instructor Kayron Gracie is Master Carlos Gracie Jr’s oldest son and a well accomplished Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor holding important titles such as World and Pan American Champion. When teaching classes or correcting students, Kayron places a great emphasis on the details of techniques. Kayron’s commitment and talent is serving him on his quest to consecrate his name as one of the Gracie Family’s best of his generation.