JMA welcomes Brazilian Luiz Fabio Andrade as our specialist Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor at the Club.
Master Andrade is one of the highest ranked Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructors in Australia, a third degree black belt in BJJ, black belt in submission Mixed Martial Arts and brown belt in Judo.
Trained under both Ralf and Royler Gracie he is a member of the Grappling Fight Team, recognised as one of the biggest BJJ organisations in the world. He has won numerous Brazilian and international BJJ awards including the 1994 BJJ National Championship and finished 6th in the 2001 World BJJ Championship. Sensei Fabio now brings his wealth of knowledge to Perth.
About Fabio Andrade
I started training my Jiu Jitsu in Brazil at the age 8 years with the Master Ralph Gracie. After about 6 years I was graded up to Blue Belt. After Master Ralph moved to the USA I began training under Master Royler Gracie and in about 4 years became a Purple Belt 4 degrees. As a Purple Belt I decided to teach and live Jiu Jitsu and to supplement my knowledge I was studying at the Gama Filho University in physical education. It was there that I met the teachers and Master Julio Cesar Pereira and Professor Marcus Bello who were creating the UGF team, today known as the GFTeam one of the largest teams of Jiu Jitsu in the world.
It was with the GFTeam that I won and received from the Masters Julio Cesar and Marcus Bello the long awaited Black Belt in 1999. After receiving my Black Belt I travelled teaching Jiu Jitsu in Boston, USA until 2001, later returning home to Brazil to continue my education in Jiu Jitsu. Now with much knowledge under my belt in 2009 I decided to move to Australia to teach Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Perth.
3rd degree Black Belt in Jiu Jitsu: registered by the Confederation of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation.
Brown Belt in Judo: UGF formed by the Master Andre Silva
Black Belt in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA/Submission) under Master Huanderson Pavao
Most important titles in Jiu Jitsu:
- 1st place Brazilian Championship 1994
- 1st place State Champion 1995
- 1st place Cup winners 1996 South Eastern Atlantic
- 1st place Champion Cup New Leblon 1996
- 1st place State Champion 1997
- 3rd place in the Brazilian Championship 2001
- 6th place in the World Championship 2001