Draculino grew up and was forged amongst a pack of legends. The amount of talent on a single mat, during Draculino’s training years is enough to make your head explode. Steel sharpens steel and there is no magic to Jiu-jitsu. If you put in the time, you will get better. If you train with great people, you will become better.

This fact doesn’t mean, however, that you will become a great teacher. That takes another skill, whether developed or natural. Well Draculino was born to teach. He has made more champions than 10 people could count on both hands and still teaches almost every day. A great thing about being a Draculino student is…you actually get to train with Draculino. Here he is rolling with 2 of his black belts.


http://www.mantofight.com http://www.scramblestuff.comhttp://www.connectionrio.com‬ — Vinicius ‘Draculino’ Magalhaes is a 4th degree Gracie Barra black belt. Part of the GB team since the 1980s, he shared a mat with many of the most famous names in jiu-jitsu, including the Gracies, the Machados and more.

With Gracie Barra academies of his own in the USA, Europe and Brazil, Draculino explains how the organisation was the perfect environment for him and his peers to grow, and why the team was (and still is, in his opinion) number one.

He also explains how jiu-jitsu isn’t just a sport or form of self-defence, but has the potential to truly change lives.

Filmed entirely at the Gracie Barra academy in Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro.


Here is a classic from DraculinoTeamTx archives

Student Point of View – In class footage of a Loop Choke from the advanced program.



One of the great interviews with Draculino by budo videos.

Vinicius “Draculino” Magalhães is a name synonymous with BJJ. Join Budo Jake as he delves into the philosophy of a world-class champion and consummate instructor.Also featuring an in-depth interview with Draculino student and two-time Nogi World Champion Brandon “Wolverine” Mullins.



A interview with Vinicius “Draculino” Magalhaes as he discusses the path to the Blue Belt. This is an incredibly important belt and is one of the longest parts of the BJJ journey. Its the first big hump you must cross and the first signal that you are committed and have begun your bjj journey.


Adam Pasulka  of Frank magazine (www.frank151.com). Has a great interview with Master Renzo Gracie



Los Angeles, Calif. (April 24th, 2013) – The Metamoris Pro Jiu Jitsu Invitational II, taking place June 9 live from L.A.’s historic Pauley Pavilion, features six first class Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fights.One fight in particular, the headline fight between world champion Kron Gracie and DREAM lightweight champion, Shinya Aoki, carries the weight of nations and family pride. The match represents 60 years of competition between Brazil’s Gracie family and the modern-day samurai of Japan.

On October 23, 1951, a crowd of more than 40,000 Brazilians packed into Rio De Janeiro’s Maracanã Stadium to watch Helio Gracie grapple with Japanese champion Masahiko Kimura. The match ended when Kimura, who outweighed his opponent by 71 pounds, trapped Helio in his eponymous shoulder lock and the Gracie corner threw in the towel.

Helio’s son, the legendary and enigmatic Rickson Gracie, wrote the next chapter in this rivalry in an even more dangerous arena when he fought Japanese submission artist Yuki Nakai at Vale Tudo Japan 1995. Meeting in the final match in a grueling open-weight tournament, Rickson submitted Nakai in the first round with a rear naked choke. The fight was Nakai’s last pro bout, but the beginning of his pursuit in the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Nakai became the first man in Japan to earn a black belt in BJJ, and is the teacher who awarded Aoki his black belt in the “gentle art.”

On June 9th, Rickson’s son Kron will face Aoki in a no gi match that reverberates through history. “It’s not just me and my father, and grandfather, but many other Gracies have fought these opponents. This is what I was born for,” says Kron. “I was born into a family where I have to represent what my family gave me. This is my chance to complete the battle and by fulfilling my dream, I’m keeping my family’s legacy alive.”

The match carries no less significance for Aoki. “Brazilian Jiu Jitsu changed my life,” says Aoki. “I am honored to compete as I am a true admirer of the Gracie family.”

Metamoris Pro Jiu Jitsu Invitational II will be broadcast live via pay-per-view for $19.95 through metamoris.com.

Tickets are available now for purchase through Ticketmaster.


Sage Gracie
PR/Branding Director Metamoris Pro Jiu-Jitsu Invitational

Jon Bier


Official Card*:
Shinya Aoki vs. Kron Gracie
Braulio Estima vs. Rodolfo Vieira
Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu vs. Brendan Schaub
Mackenzie Dern vs. Michelle Nicolini
Andre Galvao vs. Rafael Lovato Jr.
Bill “The Grill” Cooper vs. Ryan Hall*Fight card subject to change

Doors open at 3 pm PST
Royce Gracie autograph signing from 3-4 pm PST
Broadcast begins at 4 pm PST

For more information go to www.metamoris.com.


Good times at the 2008 NOGI Pan AMS in New York. The Gracie Barra BH crew represented well as always with all the people at the picture winning their divisions. From left to right: UFC fighter and World Champions Rafael Natal Sapo, 4 TimeWorld Champion and the Creator of the Berimbolo, Samuel Braga, the number one Ranked Senior Balck Belt Competitor by the IBJJF rankings, New England GracieTerrinha, a stubborn old bird that got lucky that time and Prof. Marcelo Uirapuru, World Champion 2 times and on that day submitted at the finals the ace Lucas Lepri in 35 Seconds. I am the luckiest Professor in the World because I have the best students and people by my side. OSS!




My student Professor Chad Robo sent an awesome present  to Professor Flavio Almeida. This guy is leading an amazing project to help “Combat Veterans Fight the Battle Within” called the Mighty Oaks Foundation. It is an awesome book called “Redeployed”, check it out.



My prayers and thoughts go to he victims of that lame and coward attack in Boston. Justice will be served one way or the other.