Good times at 2008 NOGI Pan AMS

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!




This video is public. Draculino – Grace Magazine – Sit Up Guard – 3

Draculino shows some techniques for Gracie Magazine, in the sit up guard. This is the 3rd set of moves for this series.


Draculino New DVD coming out!

Poppa Rotzee:
You have a new DVD coming out soon, what is it going to be about. Why are you excited about doing it and why should people check it out.

I just have finished the prototype of the outline of the DVD. It will be about BJJ for Street Fighting. It is a very good and logical way to embrace the BJJ techniques on the most common street aggressions. And the good thing is that we will keep the tradition of not being “dirty”. Effective with honor! It will be a cover to all the basic aspects of it. I am very excited and for a long time i did not have that drive and desire on a project.


Draculino – Teaching at Irvine California

Some insight on Draculino running the training camp at Gracie Barra America
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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 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”.


Professor Marcelo Uirapuru Now with 5 submissions in 5 Fights

Prof. Marcelo Uirapuru last fight. Now with 5 submissions in 5 fights…


Jiu-Jitsu in 20 Years

Poppa Rotzee:
Where do you see Jiu-Jitsu in 20 years?

Spread all over the World, with commercial Inflatable Zorb Ball tons of people training. All kinds of people. Everyone will be able to experience the benefits of training the art and living it’s life style. In the competition arena, I see that only real professional athletes will be able to win. In EVERY BELT, not just the Black. And maybe it will be in the Olympics to……