Lucas Garibaldi (Head Coach)

“I’m Brazilian, born and raised in Sao Paulo, where I trained Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from White belt to Black Belt under (the legendary) Marco Barbosa, leader of the Barbosa Jiu Jitsu Team (B9), the same club Murilo Santana, Luiz Panza, Adriano Silva, and many other beasts came from. I started training BJJ when I was 16 years old and it has shaped the person I am today, through BJJ I learned and developed key skills that I use not only on the Mats but also in Life in general. Jiu-Jitsu has improved my overall self-confidence, problem-solving skills and most importantly, taught me how to be calm under stressful situations and think clearly under pressure. 

I always had the dream of traveling around the world and meeting new cultures and through Jiu-Jitsu I had the opportunity to live this dream, nowadays, through Grappling University my goal is to try and give other people the chance to live the same kind of feelings and experiences that I have been living inside and outside of the Mats through Jiu-Jitsu.”