We are proud to be the 1st South Texas Marcello C. Monteiro Brazilian Association Jiu Jitsu school. Professor Marcello C. Monteiro is well known in Brazil as a teacher and coach for creating fighting strategies, teaching the most important tricks and details that speed up the learning process and facilitate the performance of each movement used by fighters. Since the age of six, Marcello has been hooked on Jiu Jitsu, starting at Carlos Gracie’s Academy and transitioning to W2M in Copacabana. Owned by Ricardo Juca, W2M was the home base for Jiu Jitsu legend Ricardo De La Riva. From white to black, Marcello studied with De La Riva and many considered him as De La Riva’s protege. In 1998, Marcello opened his first school in Rio and in 1999, Marcello received his black belt from De La Riva. In 2001, he received an additional certificate for his black belt from 9th degree red belt Carlos Robson Gracie. Today Marcello holds a 3rd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He also leads one of America’s largest Jiu-Jitsu Associations with over 48 schools training under him. Monteiro is a certified and graduated technical teacher, registered at the “Federação de jiu-jitsu do estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil “, and has already prepared, trained and turned regular students into state, National and world champions.