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Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil, Flavio started martial arts very early in life, first Judo at age 6, then Tae KwonDo at ten years old (black belt at age 17). Flavio began training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 1995 under the legendary Ricardo Liborio, World Champion (red and black belt from Carlson Gracie, founder of the American Top Team).

After moving to the United States, Flavio trained for over ten years under Rodrigo Medeiros, another legend from Carlson Gracie Team. Flavio was awarded his black belt from Ricardo Liborio in 2009.

Flavio is a traditionalist and loves to teach Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to kids and adults for self-defense, competition, or exercise. Flavio is always looking forward to helping the average person learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or to push a more experienced fighter to the next level in competition.

Flavio currently heads the Jiu-Jitsu program at Krav Maga Institute in Santa Clara. To learn more about classes that are offered, please visit their website at KRAV MAGA INSTITUTE.


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