Lineage: Master Carlos Gracie Jr – Marcio Feitosa – Tim Shears
I first became interested in Jiu-Jitsu after watching Royce Gracie in the first UFC. I was fascinated as to how technique and leverage could be used to defend against any size opponent, with or without striking. I started training under Megaton Dias in December 1996 and moved over to train with Tim Shears and Gracie Barra in 2002. I began teaching kids and adults in 2000 as a blue belt. I received my black belt from Master Carlos Gracie Jr. on December 17, 2007. I have been teaching kids and adults Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since that time.