4th Degree Black Belt
Professor Marcelo Ribeiro is a 4th degree Black Belt registered on the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation. He earned his black belt in 2001. He started studying Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at the young age of 12 years old.
Today, with 40 years old, he specializes in teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to children and adults. Professor Marcelo is a loving husband and father of 3 beautiful children. With over 20 years of experience teaching kids and adults the beautiful art in a successful Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu School in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Professor Marcelo came to US with his family in 2006 to work for projects in Gracie Barra. After a huge success in Gracie Barra West Palm Beach, FL, working inside Randy Couture’s gym, Professor Marcelo Ribeiro worked in the first big Project in Austin, TX. In 7 months, Gracie Barra North Austin became one of the most successful schools in Texas. Professor Ribeiro decided to move with his Family to Nolensville, TN and open the doors for his own dream. RMA Jiu Jitsu Academy is located in the heart of Nashville, between the Nolensville and Brentwood communities. Professor Marcelo now has one of the most successful Jiu Jitsu schools in the country, located in the music City of Nashville,TN . He believes that when you focus on your dreams & your family, you will always be happy and it is easy to make everyone around you happy. He states: “I feel that it is my responsibility to help kids how to look in the eyes, standing up for themselves with love and respect. I will fight for happiness, for our American kids to look in the eyes, for no more bullies, respect & peace. Every single day of my life” Professor Marcelo is also known for coaching successful Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitors, kids and adults. He has produced many gold medalists on the major championships and the prestigious IBJJF Worlds, Pan Americans and Nationals. Professor Marcelo was the referee Director to IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation) in major championships. Professor Ribeiro was responsible to travel around the US teaching rules seminars, representing the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation.
Professor Marcelo has lots of experience with law enforcement. When possible, he takes his time to teach the law enforcement, and has done seminars and special self defense training for SWAT, Troopers and Sheriff’s departments.
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