Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Back in Brazil, Professor Vieira started learning Jiu-Jitsu in 1995. He competed in BJJ in all color belts and was also an assistant instructor at the dojo. In 2003, Master Paulo Lopes (Student of Grand Master Francisco Mansor and Grand Master Helio Gracie), awarded Professor Vieira with his black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Professor Vieira is the 5th in the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu lineage, which makes his students next in this short lineage.
Becoming a Professor
Professor Vieira discovered very early his passion for teaching, therefore he enrolled at a local University and graduated with his degree in Physical Education from the University of Volta Redonda (UNIFOA) in Rio de Janeiro State in 2000. He also attended Law school in Brazil (UBM). Today, he is a 4th degree Black Belt. Professor Vieira is married with four children and lives in Sarasota since 2005.
The Vieira Academy
Professor Vieira has taught Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil, France, Germany, England, Canada, Puerto Rico and over 15 States in the USA. His mission today is to empower every student with the same passion at the Dojo, for children and adults. His biggest joy is to take the youth team in tournaments nationwide. The Vieira Kids Competition Team have an incomparable success rate of victories, individually and as a team, in Sarasota and Manatee counties.
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