Our Coaches


Mario Sperry

Sensei Mario Sperry is an icon of the Jiu Jitsu community.  He is a black belt under legendary Carlson Gracie where he was one of the main titleholders of the glorious Carlson Gracie competition team. He is a 3x Brazilian Champion, 3x World Champion and has won many ADCC championships and super fights.   He was also awarded in 2000 FIGHTER OF THE DECADE by NAGA (NORTH AMERICAN GRAPPLING ASSOCIATION).  As a coach he founded Sul Jiu Jitsu and Brazilian Top Team (BTT) where he directly passed his technique to over 15,000 students of which 500 became black belts. BTT for many years was one of the top Jiu Jitsu and MMA teams in the world.  Currently Mario Sperry holds a 6th degree black belt in Jiu Jitsu and is also a black belt in traditional Japanese Judo. Sensei Sperry still competes and recently won the 2018 IBJJ World Master Jiu Jitsu Championship on the super heavy weight division and coaches high profile MMA athletes such as Luke Rockhold, Rashad Evans, Alister Overeem among others. He is also an enterpreneur and holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics. He currently lives in Miami with his wife and daughter.

Renata Godoy

Renata is our women’s Jiu Jitsu coach. A Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. A mother of two and former School teacher , she decided to start exercising and have healthy life style. She went to the gym, initially to feel better and loose some extra weight she gained over the years. With focus and discipline, the results came quickly and she decided to try Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Class for the first time in 2013. She was immediately hooked and decided to start the journey. Her competitive nature quickly pushed her try competition and with the support of her coaches and training partners she started participating on tournaments. In 2013/2014 she attended 38 tournaments winning 42 medals, including  State, Brazilian Nationals and World championship. She was eventually invited to move to the United States with a special skills sponsorship and has established herself in Miami.
She is a highly skilled and accomplished Jiu Jitsu fighter, meeting the high standards required by Mario Sperry Jiu Jitsu. She is in charge of our women’s program and designed her classes with the objective of teaching BJJ to women to improve them, self defense and of course, build a healthy, strong and fit body. Renata is a great example of a practitioner that started the journey late and she is motivated to help other women develop self confidence and feel good. She adapts the training to the needs and skills of her students, making sure everyone feels welcome and motivated. She is also holds certification on Sports Nutrition and Personal Training, which puts her on a unique position to help women achieve their fitness goals while learning a valuable skill such as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Mario Sanchez

My name is Mario Sanchez and I am Purple Belt in Jiujitsu. In my young age I have always been involved in sports but specially in martial arts. I have a college degree in Kinesiology Health and Wellness, and I apply my knowledge the kids what is good for them and what is not. I have 6 years of experience teaching kids classes. I start training Jiujitsu in 2015 in California. I deeply believe in martial arts as a vehicle for discipline, attention and confidence. It drives me to give my best in every class. I  develop a good relationship with the parents and constantly provide them information about the progress of their kids.