Expertise in teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is underpinned by a strong ethical approach to instruction. I graduated with a degree in Physical Education from the Universidade Católica de Petrópolis in Brazil, which provided me with knowledge not only to teach different age groups, sports, and resistance training, but also how to organize events and tournaments, engage in children’s recreational activities, and develop new curriculum.
My teaching methods are based on current leading international practices and aligned with the published literature on teaching in physical education. I have enjoyed an acclaimed international career and am now establishing myself as a permanent Canadian resident in Moncton, NB.
My goal is to assist new students in gaining a variety of useful attributes through Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, such as problem-solving skills, self-discipline, and fitness.
Our mission is to help people on their way to meet the best version of themselves.
We believe that through Jiu-Jitsu we can unleash our full potential as human beings by being resilient while facing challenging tasks, learning how to defend ourselves, making lifelong friends, practicing meaningful physical activities, and improving our self-awareness.
The Knots Jiu-Jitsu program was designed to be fun, making learning faster, efficient, and enjoyable.
A playful approach can also enhance productivity, bonding, and communication. Playful people have the ability to transform everyday situations, even stressful ones, into something entertaining.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a highly effective form of non-violent self-defense. It is all based on leverage, action-reaction, torque, and positioning. It seems unrealistic but the moves and movements require a minimum of strength, power, or flexibility, relying more on your commitment to show up and learn.
Jiu-Jitsu is not only a self-defense system, sport, or an activity to burn some calories, it is a full package for the body, mind, and soul.
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· Elementary School: Colégio Santa Isabel from 1993 to 2001 (Petrópolis, RJ, Brazil).
· High School: Instituto Educacional Professor Alaor from 2002 to 2004 (Petrópolis, RJ, Brazil).
· University: Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education at Universidade Católica de Petrópolis from 2005 to 2008 (Petrópolis, RJ, Brazil).
· Master’s Degree: (Incomplete) Exercise Physiology at Universidad Católica Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (Asunción, PY).