Our Mission

Our goal is to teach high quality Jiu Jitsu, Judo and Kickboxing and MMA in a controlled, safe and respectful environment. We help our students  increase self-esteem, get fit and improve quality of life. Becoming a black belt is not an objective .  It is the consequence of dedication and discipline, resulting in a healthy lifestyle. slide1

Our History

Mario Sperry Jiu Jitsu System evolved for 25 years  through Jiu Jitsu gyms, seminars, competitions and a life dedicated to martial arts. Over 10,000 students learnt Jiu Jitsutthrough our method with 500 becoming black belts.  Many became Brazilian champions, world champions and MMA title holders. Athletes like Rodrigo Minotauro, Rogerio Minotouro, Ricardo Arona, Milton Vieira, Paulo Filho and Anderson Silva learnt from Sensei Mario Sperry. sperry

Our Coaches

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Mario Sperry

Sensei Mario Sperry is an icon of the Jiu Jitsu community. He is a black belt under legendary Carlson Gracie. He is the main title holder of the glorious Carlson Gracie competition team. Mario Sperry is a 3x Brazilian Champion, 3x World Champion and won many ADCC championships and super fights. The NORTH AMERICAN GRAPPLING ASSOCIATION – NAGA – awareded him the “2000 FIGHTER OF THE DECADE”. As a coach he founded Sul Jiu Jitsu and Brazilian Top Team (BTT). BTT was one of the top Jiu Jitsu and MMA teams in the world for many years. Currently Mario Sperry holds a 6th degree black belt in Jiu Jitsu and is also a black belt in traditional Japanese Judo.

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Pedro Loffredi

Pedro is a Judo black belt under legendary Sensei George Mehdi. He earned his earning his degree 19 years ago. Throughout these years Pedro trained with the Brazilian National team of Judo for over 2 years on “Projeto Futuro” in Sao Paulo. While still in Rio de Janeiro (hometown) Pedro thought kids and junior on Sensei George Mehdi’s school and in the Vidigal Favela (slum) in a social work project. Led by Sensei Mauricio Sabatini it brought Judo to the impoverished. Pedro worked for many years as a fixed income, currency and swap trader, working out of Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, New York, London, Luxembourg and Miami. He trained Judo and Jiu Jitsu in some of the best gyms around the world. Pedro is currently a 4th degree black in Judo, black belt in Jiu Jitsu, holds an economics degree and master in finance both from Boston University.