Gracie BarraRafael “Foca” Ramos

Professor- 2nd degree Black Belt

Professor Rafael started training at the age of 13 , under legendary Master Carlos Gracie Jr. at the original Gracie Barra School in Rio de Janeiro , Brazil. Under Master Carlos tutelage Rafael’s extensive knowledge of the “gentle art” was formed at the same mats of the best BJJ instructors and fighters ever known. As a fighter Rafael has achieved many titles, including the multiple Brazilian Nationals, Rio de Janeiro State Championship, Brazilian Team, Pan American.

Today, Rafael Ramos assumes, as his main mission, the task of passing on to students the teachings and techniques accumulated over a life of arduous training under the tutelage of Master Carlos Gracie Jr. And he maintains close ties to the Gracie Barra academy, to which he is grateful for his apprenticeship, and for the family values he learned that are so important to him.

As he puts it: “This sport is too damn fun not to go as much as your life permits!!!”