Gym: Brazil-021 San Antonio
Location: San Antonio, TX
Sport: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Dollamur Mats Used: Swain Hybrid Mats
Highlights/Accolades: Brazil-021 was founded by Jiu-Jitsu black belts Andre Terencio and Hannettte Staak. The name and logo were inspired by the state of Rio de Janeiro. The numbers 021 signify the telephone area code where Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was initially most strongly developed. Now, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is practiced worldwide and because of this globalization, the school was give a name with an English foundation. The Brazil-021 Team is composed of schools in Rio de Janeiro, Illinois, Texas, North Carolina, and Alberta. Brazil-021 San Antonio offers various programs including Co-Ed Adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Women's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Ginastic Natural (more information on Ginastic Natural here). The instructors at the San Antonio school include a husband and wife team, Saad and Suay Al-Aziz. Saad received his black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Brazil-021 founder and IBJJF Head Referee, Andre Terencio. He is also a black belt in Hapkido from Jung Bai Lee. Suay received her brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from IBJJF Hall of Fame black belt competitor, Hannette Staack. Suay holds a Level 3 Ginastica natural Instructor Certification from Ginastic Natural founder, Alvaro Romano. Suay is a highly sought after instructor for ladies self-defense classes.
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