Otavio is known among his students for his incredible technique, his careful breakdown of every move, for his individual attention to each and every student, his eagerness to answer students questions, and for teaching everything he knows–never holding anything back from students.
Whether you want to learn about self-defense or what techniques really work at the highest levels of Gi and No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu competition (including his legendary outside-hook guard, “steamrolling” guard passing, and suffocating top-control), you will not find a better instructor.Professor Otavio is an outstanding role-model and mentor to all of his students.
He has been practicing the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu since November 1999, always representing Gracie Barra, originally from Recife, Brazil. Professor Otavio is a Black Belt 3rd Degree under Master Carlos Gracie Jr and he has accomplished inumerous Championships. Otavio’s main accomplishments include; 6x World Champion – All Belts, 3X Black Belt World Champion, 4X Black Belt Pan American Champion,Black Belt NO-Gi World Champion, 5X Brazilian National Champion and ADCC Silver Medalist.