Last week, Gracie Barra Manchester which is owned by the Brazilian black belt Lucio Sergio Dos Santos celebrated its 1 year anniversary with a Jiu-Jitsu seminar and belt ceremony for 50 students including adults and children.
Professor Lucio started Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2000 in the city of Rio de Janeiro where he is from originally, under Joelson Sousa from Gracie Barra. Before moving to the UK, Dos Santos was an instructor at Gracie Barra Matriz, the first official Gracie Barra School in Brazil created by Master Carlos Gracie Jr. and today lead by head instructor Jefferson Moura. Currently, Lucio Dos Santos lives in the city of Preston, UK where he teaches at Gracie Barra Preston. A year ago he decided to open Gracie Barra Manchester where he is the head instructor and also teaches three times a week.
GB Manchester leader believes that BJJ is one of the fastest growing sports in the UK and is the most effective martial art in the world. Unlike other martial arts, in BJJ it can take up to ten years to earn a black belt and so this is considered to be an incredible achievement. “I teach both children and adults helping them build up their confidence and encourage them to a healthy lifestyle through sport.” Said Dos Santos
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