Ricardo Cavalcanti - HEAD JIU JITSU INSTRUCTOR, 5TH DEGREE BLACKBELT
Ricardo Cavalcanti was born in Rio de Janeiro,Brazil. He has since obtained his 5th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under the world famous Carlson Gracie. He won several championships, including the 1998 Pan American games in Hawaii, the 2001 Pela Federacao International de Jui Jitsu World Championship, the 2002 California Games, the 2010 Pan American Championship, and the 2010 World No-Gi Championship.
He has instructed Judo and Jiu Jitsu at several schools, including the Carlson Gracie Academy, the Rio Sports Center, Park Palace, the Academia Da Praia, and his current roles at Carlson Gracie Team Las Vegas. As well as his Jiu Jitsu instruction for the Henderson police depatment and S.W.A.T. Team.
His true love has always been teaching children the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and kids love his classes, where he combines a fun atmosphere with important lessons that teach balance, confidence, and skill. Ricardo specializes in teaching kids with Down's Syndrome and children under 5 years old. He also specializes in self defense for women and executives.