3rd Degree Black Belt
Instructor Rafael Oliveira is a young man who has decided to dedicate his life to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is strongly committed to his journey of Mastering the Art. Discipline and focus are remarkable elements of his personality and made a big difference for one of the greatest achievement of his life: the World’s BJJ No Gi Championship in 2007. In Brazil, Rafael had the opportunity to train at the legendary Gracie Barra main School in Rio, where he was trained on the same mats and environment that made some of the biggest names of our sport. Always very caring, Rafael tries to understand his teammates and students and finds joy in sharing his knowledge with them. In 2007 he opened is First Gracie Barra in Chino, CA. He also has a location in Rancho Santa Margarita and now has partnered with us in Colorado.
Coach Robert Goodloe is a husband, father of six, an entrepreneur and an avid BJJ competitor. He wrestled in High School and Junior College as he says,” in my past life.” In 2013 he was introduced to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and hasn’t left the mats since. As a father of six, Robert has coached over 30 youth sports teams including basketball, baseball, football, and soccer. He was also Little League Vice President and Chapter President of the Laguna Hills National Junior Basketball. His goal in life was to make a living coaching kids and young adults. By opening Gracie Barra Centennial he is realizing that dream and is bringing Jiu-Jitsu to everyone. Since beginning Jiu-Jitsu, he has competed in numerous events. In his first major competition in 2014, he won the Pan American Championship as a white belt. In 2015, he won Double Gold in the World No-Gi IBJJF Championships. At the 2016 Pan American championship, he took a Silver medal and in 2018 he took Bronze. In his first Brown Belt tournament Robert took gold at the 2019 Pan American Championships. Today, Robert continues to compete, volunteer, and train at any opportunity.
2nd Degree Black Belt
Professor Eduardo is from Campinas, Brazil, a city just North of Sao Paulo. He has trained for over 16 years and is an avid competitor on the BJJ circuit. He has won numerous IBJJF championships as he competes almost monthly in tournaments. Since living in Colorado he has taken to snowboarding. If you don’t see him in the school during the winter you will most likely see him in the nearby mountains.
Professor Fernando has been training Jiu-Jitsu over 11 years. Some students in our school believe he is an encyclopedia on jiu-jitsu. He is definitely a student of the game. When he is not teaching or training you can find him hiking in the local mountains.