ADDRESS: 2330 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA, ZIP: 95060
PHONE: (831) 425-7795
ADDRESS 2: 2360 S Bascom Ave. Campbell, CA , ZIP: 95008
PHONE 2: (408) 596-0055
Sandro “Batata” Santiago is a champion and the first black belt under master Roberto “Gordo” Correa , from the world famous Gracie Barra in Rio de Janeiro , Brazil. Batata currently teach in Campbell ,CA and is always competing in the largest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments. He’s a 3rd degree black belt and has been training for over 19 years. Batata also trained wrestling for over 2 years at STANFORD UNIVERSITY under coach Chris Horpel. When he’s not busy training , competing or teaching , Batata travels around the world passing on his vast knowledge of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Julio Echeverria is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Julio has competed in all major Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments in Brazil and USA , including the Worlds Championship, Pan Ams , Brazilian Nationals ,Brazilian Team Nationals and more.
He’s been training for over 14 years , most of it in Brazil with half – guard master and World Champion Roberto “Gordo” Correa and Sandro Batata (who was also an instructor at Gordo BJJ in Brazil). When he moved to U.S.A he continued training with Sandro Batata (Gordo’s Black Belt) in Mountain View ,CA at Ralph Gracie Jiu Jitsu where “Batata” was the head instructor at the time. Now Julio Echeverria is the head instructor at Sandro Batata BJJ in Santa Cruz ,CA.