Draculino: “Gracie Barra is still #1” & “Jiu-jitsu changes lives”

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.


Chad Robichaux visits Gracie Barra Texas






















Chad Robichaux visited Gracie Barra Texas to teach some awesome techniques and to share about his new book, and national #1 Best Seller, “Redeployed”. Check it out at www.Redeployedbook.com


Chad – Had a phenomenal time teaching alongside Prof Draculino and Mullens at GB TX. I always come to serve others and share some BJJ but as always I leave blessed with new friends and knowledge! Such a great team!
Thank you Prof Drac for the opportunity.


Draculino Student Andy Cordova Takes Home Double Gold




Draculino student, Andy Cordova takes home 2 golds at pan ams, one in his division and one for absolute. Amazing Job!


Watch Andy In Action here in his semi-final match, pan ams 2013



I would like to thank my family, friends, and team mates for all the support. I was the only American/Peruvian on the podium, and still on top!



You have a special talent and will go way further. I was telling everyone that it was expected. Keep listening and training hard like that and we will have another future BB champion in the making.


GBTX gets several wins

Very happy to see that Gracie Barra in Texas got several wins and mentions in between association, school and athletes with the TXMMA Grappling and BJJ awards. The voting process was fair and I would like to congratulate all the winners and mentioned. Carlos Machado got the well deserved award for being the GODFATHER of BJJ in Texas. Master, you have a huge fan here on that guy : )



Draculino – Teaching at Irvine California

Some insight on Draculino running the training camp at Gracie Barra America
Thanks to –
Draculino runs the camp at Gracie Barra America

Draculino runs the camp at Gracie Barra America.

Monday through Friday this week, from 10:30AM to 12:30PM, nearly 70 Gracie Barra students gather at the team’s headquarters, in Irvine.

There, they meet for their team’s training camp for the first ever Worlds Master & Senior, with four-degree black belt Vinicius “Draculino” Magalhães at the helm.

The leader of Gracie Barra Texas traveled to California specially for this one.

“The turnout was great, and the guys’ skill are evolving on a daily basis. It’s amazing”, says Draculino in celebration.

The professor gave a hard time to his Jiu-Jitsu studentsThe professor gave a hard time to his students

GRACIEMAG.com paid a visit to the camp last Tuesday, when Draculino dedicated the morning to teaching guard passes.

After showing three movements, the professor supervises his students, giving pointers whenever he sees something wrong.

To one of them, he gives more of a philosophical lesson, but also a very practical one: “In the master & senior divisions, you can’t afford to make a mistake. You have to get ahead on the scoreboard. There isn’t much time to comeback. So, when you get to a position, make sure you get the points before going for the submission,” lectures Draculino, after seeing a student going for the armbar before stabilizing a mount.

It’s two hours of intense training, and those who are competing train harder.

Draculino salutes each one of his studentsDraculino salutes each one of his students

“You have to get ready here! They are getting in shape physically and technically. At the end of the last day, I am going to give them a nice speech so they get in the right mindset to compete”.


Marcelo Uirapuru’s Seminar

Att GBTX students, RUN, don’t walk, to secure ur spot to Professor Marcelo Uirapuru’s seminar on Tuesday, the 3rd. If you can’t make it there, GB Westchase will be holding a session this Saturday, the 31st. Don’t pass that opportunity to learn with one of the best in the business. There are still some spots available.

Also good luck to all GBTX and GBBH athletes competing this weekend at the Pan Ams in Cali. You are too many to name: )


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 info@graciebarratx.com 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.



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