Earlier this year, GMA member Cassio Werneck awarded black belts to two very deserving Jiu-Jitsu practitioners, John Garcia and Mike Uhlinger.
John has been training for over 13 years and with Cassio for 10 of those years.
He has been competing since white belt and hopes to continue well into his black belt career.
Mike has also been a very consistent competitor and amassed many gold medals.
Along with his wife and Cassio Werneck brown belt, Lenna Uhlinger, he is the creator of the Ultimate Grappling Federation tournament circuit which recently had it’s flagship California State Grappling Championship in Sacramento, CA.
Mike and Lenna also run their own academy Mixed Grappling Arts in Elk Grove, CA.
Cody Bartlett also had the privilege of earning his black belt through professional MMA fighter and fellow Cassio Werneck black belt Jaime Jara, with Cassio’s blessing of course.
Cody has been training very hard and is a threat on the mat from any position.
Cody also helps teach Jiu-Jitsu classes at Jamie’s school in Orangevale, CA – Team Carnage MMA.
For more info, go to cassiowerneck.com