6th Degree Blackbelt under Master Carlson Gracie Sr.
Marcelo has been training and coaching Sport Jiu-Jitsu for well over 30 years and is the most experienced instructor in the region. He possesses a truly extraordinary knowledge of his martial art and sport.
The term “master” is an often overused word in the commercial world of martial arts. However, the word in this instance accurately expresses Marcelo’s vast technical skills, his exhaustive knowledge of the myriad details of his Art which reflect the broad and varied experience that he has gained over decades training and coaching. He has been at times referred to by others as “the encyclopedia” due to his expertise. He has trained thousands of individuals: men and women, competitors, kids, law-enforcement, military personnel, and MMA fighters.