Gracie Barra Texas Success

Poppa Rotzee:
The school is proven to be super successful here in Texas, is it getting to a point that you can put it on cruise control and spend more time training, or does it require more time from you as a coach the more successful it becomes?

It is a combination of both, really. WE have daily, two Black Belts World Champions on the mat teaching the kids and adults. No other school in Texas has that so it is already a great plus. Also, I teach pretty much most of the classes so besides those great guys, you have me there. So most of the times, you have 3 BB on the mat, besides other coaches that are awesome to. So I fell safe to leave classes in their hands with my eyes closed but, at the same time, I love to be on the mats, teaching and training, and there will you find me most of the times. Sometimes, due to my busy schedule, I travel or have to supervise other GB schools in Texas. That is also my job.


Gracie Barra 2.0 – Ready For Competition

Poppa Rotzee:
Gracie Barra is Starting (Or should I say RE starting) a training regiment where everyone gets together and trains with each other…can you tell me a little about that?


It is an awesome fact that GB is focusing again on the competition scene with all energy! GB went through a lot of re structure on all it’s departments and now the competition one is all set. We have very good people ahead of the camps and I can say that TEXAS will have also, 3 days a week, beginning May, a special competition training at GB Texas. All GB athletes, Blue Belt and up, are welcome to come and participate. The sessions will be grueling and hardcore and please come withe lots of disposition! Email us at for more info.


Pan Ams is Right Around The Corner!

Poppa Rotzee:
With Pan Ams around the corner, do you have any students competing? Will you be out there coaching?

This time I won’t be able to go, since my two main Instructors will be there competing and I need to stick around. The coaches will be the ones competing Professors Brandon and Pablo. We have about 10 guys going and they all look sharp! expect for some new faces coming up on the big scene.


Brandon Mullins – Arm Drag to Ko Uchi Gari

Brandon “Wolverine” Mullins, one of the head instructors of Gracie Barra Texas, teaches one of his “Go to” take downs, an arm drag to ko uchi gari. This is something he has had a lot of success with in tournaments.


BJJ Blog – Draculino’s Destiny

Draculino discusses with Poppa Rotzee the day he knew that he would stick with Jiu-Jitsu both as a sport he practiced and as a career.



The IBJJF comes to Houston and puts on action packed tournament once again with familiar names such as Ryan Hall, Bruno Bastos Cruz, Justin Rader, Bruno Rocha, Patrick Head and Alexandre Ceconi to name a few. In attendance coaching were such recognizable names as Draculino and new comer to the Houston scene, Rillion Gracie. Draculino was able to lead Gracie Barra to win the 1st place team trophy for the 2nd year in a row as we continue to dominate all major Houston tournaments.


Here are Highlights from the previous year in 2010


Draculino iPhone Apps Are Here!

Draculino iPhone Application

We are EXTREMELY happy to announce our first two iPhone apps are live and ready for purchase!

These applications are “Blue Belt: Basic” and “Blue Belt: Complete” and cover the techniques I feel are essential for every blue belt to know. After looking at the content available online, it was obvious to me that we could do better – and we have! We have high quality instructionals teaching techniques with proper form and movement, we have great camera angles (just like the online training site), and the application is easy to use. Technique wise, we cover everything from the basic mount escape to arm bars, triangles, and take downs.

If you want to be able to learn wherever you are, download the app! Check out the apps in the store: Draculino BJJ Training: Blue Belt – Complete and
Draculino BJJ Training: Blue Belt – Basics. You need to click the “…More” link at the top of the page to see all of the details.

Also, stay tuned as we have another HUGE announcement coming soon that will shake up the way you learn and train!