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fabioatlopen01Fabio Costa – 3rd Degree Black Belt

Professor Fabio Costa was born in Brasilia, capital of Brazil. He began his career in 1995, honored to have been promoted to a black belt by the one and only Carlos Gracie Jr himself in 2004. He carries under his belt many titles, and his 2015 recent titles are Atlanta Winter Absolute Champion, Pan Ams Absolute Silver Medalist, Austin Open Ultra Heavy Champion, Atlanta Summer Gi Ultra Heavy Champion and Gi Absolute Bronze Medalist, Atlanta Summer No Gi Ultra Heavy Silver Medalist and No Gi Absolute Champion.  Professor Fabio Costa is an active world class competitor.  He is responsible for the training of many athletes, and has promoted close to 50 black belts. He brought Gracie Barra to Brasilia in 2001. His first stop in the United States was in Atlanta, GA, where he continued to bring the Gracie Barra legacy to many new students. Professor Fabio instills, into each of his students, the pride and the honor to be part of the Gracie Barra family.  Professor Fabio is the Georgia Regional Director, and his main goal is to bring the legacy of Master Carlos Gracie to our Peach State.  Don’t miss the opportunity to train with someone as high level as Professor.

 

 

Vito Laselva – 1st degree Black Belt

Professor Vito was a former Professional Boxer and has been studying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for over eight years. He received his Black Belt from Master Carlos Gracie Jr. in 2009. Vito’s dedication and understanding of the art is a huge asset to anyone willing to learn. He enforces the importance of surviving a self defense situation. With his extensive background in professional sports we are glad he shares his knowledge with us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marcia Carvalho – 4th degree Brown Belt

Coach Marcinha, as most people know her…Have been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu close to 9 years under Professor Fabio Costa.  Coach Marcia is an active world class competitor, currently ranked among the top 10 in her division in the world.  She has traded the corporate world and business suit for flip flops and gi about 5 years ago, and will never go back.  Coach Marcia has devoted her time to build a Pink team at the Georgia Headquarters, and is currently working very close with the kids program.  Marcia goes to all of the competition camps held at the International Headquarters in Irvine, CA, and is always eager to come back and share with the students all of her knowledge.  Marcia is also the manager for our location. IMG_2466

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