Our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu credentials stand on their own. We are proud to have as our Head Instructors (Coach Radji Bryson-Barrett and Coach Jorge Vega). The following Master has influenced our overall system, and represents the best of the best in his respective expertise: Ailson Henrique Brites, also known as "Jucao" (born December 6, 1965). He is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) expert and a 5th Degree Black Belt under Carlos Gracie Jr.
In August 1995, another of Master Jucao's uncles, Grandmaster Armando Wriedt, invited him to move to Brasilia. Master Jucao began teaching classes there at the Academia Dalmo Ribeiro.
While still in high school, Master Jucao was introduced to the Machado brothers, who were already well known for their Jiu Jitsu. After 11 years of training at the Academia Serrana, Carlos Machado invited Master Jucao to train under Carlos Gracie Jr. at his famous academy Gracie Barra. After several more years there, Matre Jucao received his Black Belt from Carlos Gracie Jr. on January 23, 1993.
In his nearly 40 years of training and teaching, Master Jucao has trained many internationally recognized athletes, both as champions and professors of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. As a competitor, he has fought in over 1000 Jiu Jitsu matches. In 2008, Master Jucao founded Equipe Jucao USA in New York..
Jigoro Kano → Tsunejiro Tomita → Mitsuyo Maeda → Carlos Gracie, Sr. → Carlos Gracie Jr. → Ailson “Jucão” Henrique Brites → Radji Bryson-Barret & Jorge Vega.
Anytime you begin to learn a new Martial Art you are confronted with learning new skills and terminology. It’s like learning a new language, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is not the exception. You won’t be learning to speak (Brazilian) Portuguese, but you will be embracing our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu language. For a new BJJ student, the names of particular skills or techniques can be very confusing. So below you will find a variety of words that we use on a regular basis…this list is not a complete list so there will be terminology not listed. The key to your success is the ability to say “I don’t understand”. We have a vested interest in your growth and development in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu so get a head start by learning some of our vocabulary.
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