Prof. Flavio Almeida (Founder, Gracie Barra Dana Point)
BJJ Rank: 5th Degree Black Belt
Professor Flavio Almeida started training martial arts when he was 12 years old, through karate. He followed in his brother, Ricardo Almeida’s footsteps and began practicing jiu-jitsu under the Gracie Barra family. He has had the privilege of receiving coaching from many jiu-jitsu legends, such as Renzo Gracie, Marcio Feitosa, and Master Carlos Gracie Jr.
Professor Flavio Almeida competed in the late 1990s and late 2000s. Some of his many achievements include: World Champion (1997 blue belt, 1999 brown belt), Brazilian National Silver Medalist (1998 purple belt, 1999 brown belt) ADCC Silver Medallist (2007), Pan American Silver Medallist (2007, 2009), European Bronze Medallist (2009), and most recently 2017 Pan American Masters black belt champion.