Instructors

 
 
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Prof Rodrigo Lopes

Head Instructor. 3rd Degree Black Belt under Professor Marcio Feitosa and Master Carlos Gracie Jr. He is a certified Black Belt under Gracie Barra.  Professor Rodrigo was the founding member of Gracie Barra Seattle and Gracie Barra Northwest and his leadership his grown the organization to one of the largest in WA while retaining the same friendly, supportive, family atmosphere we’ve had since the beginning.  Professor Rodrigo provides excellent professional instruction in a safe environment that is accessible for all levels of interest, fitness and age.

 
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Prof Carlos Sievert

2nd Degree Black Belt under Professor Marcio Feitosa and Master Carlos Gracie Jr. He is actively competing under the Gracie Barra banner regionally and and on the world stage.  He recently placed 3rd in the 2014 Master World Championships in a bracket full of amazing competitors.  Professor Carlos is one of the best competitors and instructors in the Northwest

 
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Prof Lindsey

First degree black belt under Professor Rodrigo Lopes and Marcio Feitosa, he has competed in major tournaments like Revolution, and  IBJJF . He currently is the head instructor for our kids program, professor divides his life between the mats and his tattoo shop. As hobbies he loves bmx racing, basketball, uni-cycling.

 

Prof Dave

David Penn ("Professor Dave") is a first degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Professor Rodrigo Lopes. He began his jiu-jitsu journey in 2005 at the age of 38, and competed in his first jiu-jitsu tournament after less than three weeks of training. An active competitor in BJJ local tournaments all the way through brown belt and the author of the BJJ blog SIDECONTROL, Professor Dave is an enthusiastic instructor who loves working with new students.