Prof. Flavio to be awarded the 4th Degree Black belt
It was January of 2000 when Master Carlos Gracie Jr. asked one of his toughest brown belts at that time to award him with is black belt. Back then, a 19 years old Flavio Almeida was multiple times world champion and the coach for the morning classes at Gracie Barra Rio de Janeiro.
Carlos wanted Prof. Flavio to compete in the ADCC of 200 taking place in Abu Dhabi a few months ahead as a black belt.
14 years went by and a lot has happened but one thing has certainly not changed, Master Carlos Gracie Jr. continues to play a role on the Jiu-Jitsu journey of our Head Instructor and this Thursday Flavio goes back to meet his Professor to receive his 4th Degree black belt from his lifelong mentor.
come join the GB Dana Point and GB San Clemente team for this awesome event of celebration. The promotion will take place at Gracie Barra Irvine at 8pm Thursday May 29th.
On that night, all of our coaches will be at the event so we will have an open mats at GB Dana Point from 7p to 8.30p led by one of our assistant instructors.