Coaches

Full name:  Jerome Petersen (Brown Belt)

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Carlson Gracie> Sergio Souza > Roberto Atalla > Rico Hattingh > Jerome Petersen

Biography:

Professonal coach of traditional japanese karate for 29 years. Started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 1999. Early in 2000 started introducing BJJ to Karate-Jutsu. From 2010 put all his energy into training Jiu Jitsu. 2016 started Apex Jiu Jitsu.

Team/Association: Rio Grappling Club

Full name:  Joshua Joubert (Purple Belt)

Biography:

Trained in several martial arts including traditional Japanese jiu jitsu, amateur wrestling, judo, mma, boxing and mauy thai.

Started brazilian jiujitsu in 2009

Team/Association: Rio Grappling Club

Full name:  Christian Ekermans (Purple Belt)

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Carlson Gracie> Sergio Souza > Roberto Atalla > Rico Hattingh > Jerome Petersen > Christian Ekermans

Biography:

Christian Ekermans has been training various martial arts for 20 years. He has been a full time Professional martial arts coach for 10 years. Started training jiu jitsu 6 years ago. Chris is a purple belt

Team/Association: Rio Grappling Club