Joao Gabriel Rocha Jiu Jitsu Instructor
Joao Gabriel Rocha
Our head Professor, João Gabriel Rocha started training Jiu-Jitsu when he was only 3 years old. He got his first gold medal a year later. He kept training and achieved some goals that few athletes did, he was Brazilian National Champion in all belt colors, including 2 times as a black belt.
Things were not always so easy for him. At the beginning of 2014 he found out he got cancer, right after getting his black belt. It was a hard battle for him, but he overcame it and now our professor is a world-class champion, fighting among the best athletes in the world.
Some of his achievements:
4 times World Champion
2 times ADCC Vice-Champion
20 times Brazilian National Champion
4 times Pan-American Champion
World Pro Champion
King of the Mats Champion