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Team Members

Marcio FeitosaMarcio Feitosa

3rd Degree Black Belt

Professor Marcio Feitosa is the head instructor of Gracie Barra America. With more then 15 years of teaching experience, he is a primary example of a man who is fully dedicating his life to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Gracie Barra and its members. Prof. Feitosa’s witty personality, enthusiasm, integrity, and leadership make the essence of GB America and touch all those around him. An outstanding competition background qualifies him as one of the best lightweight competitors on BJJ history. He collects many titles such as a 3-time World BJJ Champion and Abu-Dhabi Champion, Brazilian Nationals, Brazilian Team Tournament, and the Pan American Championships.

Alexandre Santos "Dande"Alexandre Santos “Dande”

2nd Degree Black Belt

Professor Alexandre Santos (Dande) has been teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for over 10 years, both in Brazil and in the USA. He was born and raised in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, and is one of the founders of the first Gracie Barra schools out there. Precision, focus, and determination are some elements of his personality that are easily noted through the teachings of his classes. His contributions to all the schools he has had the opportunity to be apart off is widely recognized within the community. Professor Santos was also part of the foundation of several other Gracie Barra Schools in many different states in the US including Louisiana and California to name a few. As a competitor he has achieved prestigious titles including: Worlds, Pan-American, Brazilian Nationals, and State Champion. Prof. Dande’s dedication, skills and passion for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) – combined with his back ground in Physical Therapy -makes him as one of the Gracie Barra’s best Instructors.

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