Train Rocian Gracie Jr Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at
GMA Matrial Arts Center
My name is Professor Konrado (in Portuguese). I am a Black Belt in Rocian Gracie Jr. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. I received my belt in 2000 under Professor Rocian Gracie Jr, the Grandson of the founder, Carlos Gracie. Rocian Gracie Jr learned from his father Rocian Gracie, Carlson Gracie and several of his uncles and is currently a 5th Degree Black Belt in BJJ.
I myself have competed and trained in Jiu-Jitsu, TaeKwonDo, Karate, HapKiDo and other martial arts even before the first UFC in 1993 and MMA took off as a sport. Rocian Gracie is myJiu-Jitsu brother, my best friend and an uncle to my children. He honored me by naming his son Conrado Gracie after me. Rocian Gracie is a wonderful martial artist and his family is close to my family and my heart. We worked and trained together for many years in my academy in California until he married and moved back to Brazil to build his organization.
I have competed in many styles over the last 40 years, have taught martial arts for over 35 years and have produced many great Black Belts, many tournament winners and life champions. I have taught amateur to pro levels and even trained with and sparred some great martial artists and fighters. In my more than 50 years, I have taught and trained in many Martial Arts and combative arts like Karate, TaeKwonDo, HapKiDo, Judo, Kung Fu, Muay Thai and Boxing. I currently hold high Master levels in Hapkido, Karate and 8th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo. I also hold Black belts and ranking in other martial art styles. Does this mean I am the best fighter in the world? No, it just means I have more knowledge to teach to those who want to learn.
I consider myself a good fighter, competitor, coach and a teacher who cares about my students whom I consider close family. I have been training for over 50 years and teaching for over 40 years. Since 1979 teaching martial arts is the only job that I have ever had, so to me, teaching martial arts, self defense, fighting and life skills is my life. Even today my family continues our tradition of teaching martial arts and improving lives.
At our academy, we teach several martial arts, but our main focuses are traditional family programs and practical self defense. As we grow as an academy in our local area, we will be competing more in all styles including Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. As our programs continues to grow we will teach our best to produce quality Black Belts and outstanding individuals. Rocian Gracie Jr academies have competed at many top events and have produced several top fighters and champions. The bottom line is, if you work hard and earn it, we will teach you and share all we have learned over the past 40 years.
You might ask why we moved to Gallatin. As a new grandfather and after 35 years of seminars, traveling, operating 12 locations (California, Texas, Arizona, Florida, India) and working as vice president of several big organizations. I wanted to retire near family and spend more time with my children, grandchildren and wonderful wife. I wanted to focus on teaching, writing and enjoying a simpler country, family lifestyle.
So in 2011, we as a family, moved to the area to be closer to my wife’s family.
We decided to open a new 15,000sq academy in Gallatin, so we could offer great family martial arts. We have been open for many years and just completed building out our elite training center. We offer classes for children and adults, register online today for a Free Trail Week.
If you have any other questions please visit us or call. 615-989-7945 and ask for Professor Konrado. You can also call Brazil and talk to Rocian Gracie Jr at his academy in Brazil and watch the video below to learn more about Rocian Gracie Jr and his academies in Brazil.
For more information about Rocian Gracie visit the Rocian Gracie Academy Brazil website