Rodrigo Teixeira BJJ Affiliates & Black Belts

Sammy Garcia, 2nd Degree Black Belt – Sammy is 2nd Degree Black Belt under Rodrigo Teixeira. He is the Head Instructor at Teixeira Garcia BJJ Academy in Covina.

Academy – Teixeira-Garcia BJJ, Covina, CA.

Arun Sharma, Black Belt – Arun Sharma is Black Belt under Professor Rodrigo Teixeira. He is the founder of BJJ India, Arun has been training the gentle art since 14 years and spreading it in India. He is also a certified Instructor in Filipino Kali & Jeet Kune Do.  Arun works extensively with military & law enforcement agencies teaching them Combat and BJJ.

Academy – BJJ India

Matt Parks, BJJ Black Belt – Matt is a US Army veteran, He have been training in Martial Arts since 1997, starting with Kempo Karate. In 2005 he began his BJJ Journey under Rodrigo Teixeira  and got promoted to Black Belt in 2014. Matt currently teaches Jiu Jitsu at JitsuFit Academy in Pasadena, CA.

Academy – JitsuFit – Pasadena, CA.

Julio Lang, Black Belt –  A  Black belt under Rodrigo Teixeira, Julio was born in the city of Curitiba in southern Brazil.  At the age of 16 he was inspired to practice the “Gentle Art” after watching Royce Gracie’s dominance in the first UFC. Julio is also a highly decorated competitor; earning a gold medal at the 2010 IBJJF New York & Las Vegas Open Championships, the 2010 National Championship and the 2012 NABJJF Los Angeles Open.

Academy – Higher Ground BJJ

Jim Lawson, Black Belt – Jim is certified specialist and top-notch practitioner in the training methods, techniques and tactics of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, mixed martial arts and hand to hand combat. Having spent the last 30 years studying various disciplines, Lawson has obtained first class instruction, studying under Joe Goosen of the “Ten Goose” boxing team, and the world-renowned Tae Kwon Do practitioner, Simon Rhee.

Academy – The Warriors Club, Burbank, CA.

Cecil Bailey, Black Belt – Cecil is a BJJ black belt under Rodrigo Teixeira and has been training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for 14 years.