Ricardo Pires is a multiple-time Pan-American champion, Brazilian champion, Rio de Janeiro State champion and Abu Dhabi (ADCC) trials runner-up. Professor Ricardo has achieved success not only as a competitor but also as a coach having trained well-known UFC fighters such as Frank Mir, Heath Hearing and Phil Baroni among others. Ricardo has trained and taught at famous academies in the United States and Brazil.
Our Jiu-Jitsu Academy was developed to teach and promote the genuine art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Our school is for everyone that is looking to improve the overall quality of their lives. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is not only a martial art but a way of life. You will make friends that last forever. You will learn how to solve problems with efficiency. You will learn how to pursue your dreams without quitting, and most importantly, you will learn with the support of a family, “Our Team!”
Our goal is to achieve excellence in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. In addition to learning the most effective martial art and self-defense system in the world, our students will also learn the values of respect and discipline while improving their self-esteem.