Does this just list black belts?
Yes, at this time we are listing bjj black belts only.
This is awesome! Well done
Thanks! We hope to see the project grow over time.
Oh and so is Rodolfo Nygaard
Carlson Gracie Sr. trained a black belt called Guttenberg Mello who in turn trained a black belt called Sidney Silva. You may want to add that as Sidney Silva is now the head of my school of BJJ in the UK
Both black belts have been verified and added to the tree as part of update 1.2. Thanks for the contribution!!!
Awesome job!!! Here in Chile the academy i go to is currently training under the supervision of Cicero Costha, but there aren’t any black belts yet…its amazing to see how BJJ have been expanded around the world…
Thanks on the info, is always nice to know something more about this beautifl sport, both in and out of the tatame..
Awesome Site. A lot of work seems to been put into it. Great job
Steve Hall (Charlotte, NC) is a Royce Gracie Black Belt
JW Wright (St. Peters, MO) is a Royler Gracie Black Belt
Hi I am a black belt under Ricardo “Rey” Diogo can you please add me under him
Hi, I’ll be adding you to the tree as part of the next update. -Matt
You have been added as part of 1.5
Thanks for the submissions, I’ll get them added with the next update. -Matt
These contribution have been added as part of 1.5
Great site! The BJJ community has really been missing a resource like this since the days of BJJ.org.
Regarding the following lineage:
Carlos Gracie, Sr. > Carlson Gracie, Sr. > Ricardo Rey Diogo
In addition to the three black belts you currently have listed under Ricardo Rey Diogo (Martin
Escobar, Andre Vasconcellos & Perry Hauck), there are several more that should be listed as well. They are:
Thanks! It’s great to see other checking out the project. Will have the additional Ricardo Rey Diogo black belts added as part of the next update.
These contributions have been added as part of 1.5
I’d be honored to be listed. I got my black belt from Renzo Gracie in 2010 in NYC.
Great work on this.
Thanks Warren! I’ll get you added with the next update.
Next update should be this weekend.
My instructor is a black belt under Pedro Sauer his name is Matt Strack it would be nice to see his name on there.
Hi, Matt Strack was added as part of update 1.4. -Matt
Thanks everyone for the contributions. There have been a lot the last few days so I’ll try to get everyone verified and on the tree soon. Update 1.4 was done today. Details on the update can be found on the news page
this may be useful to you. Someone may already have submitted it to you, sorry for the repeat, if they already have:
Thanks for the link, that’s a great resource. I’ll work on getting those names added to the tree one of the upcoming updates
Could you please add these Black Belts under the Carlson-Liborio-Nelson Solari-Wilson Junior lineage=
Could you please add these Black Belts under Carlson Gracie Junior-
1st Degree Black Belt under Wilson Junior
Carlson Gracie Team London
Awesome site!, just thought id let you know it should be Vitor Ribiero not victor! under / Maeda – Carlos Sr – Carlson Sr -Andre Pederneiras -
Thanks, this has been corrected as part of update 1.5
Hi, this is great!
Just to add,
Under Sylvio Behring, is a black belt named Mike Yackulic, and under him
Is myself, Andrew Gummer, and two others, Curt Malin and Lane Binetury
These contributions have been added as part of update 1.5
Under Carlson jr, you have Tory Acker. I think it’s supposed to be Troy Acker. I could be wrong, but I trained under a Troy Acker a couple times while visiting Cali a few years ago. I believe that’s who this is. If I’m wrong, sorry.
This has been corrected as part of update 1.5
How do we get added to the tree?
Josh, please email your contribution along with the lineage. Also if there is verification online, that will make it easier for to confirm (IBJJF database, competition video, etc)
bb from rorion gracie. 1 of 3
Jordan, thanks for contacting us ad submitting the video. Will get you added as part of update 1.5
Rob Kahn has promoted the following people to black belt:
I know of more, but don’t know last names.
I know of a few Charles Gracie blacks- Val Cubales, Cristiano Xavier, Clint Gerona
Luiz Tosta is a black belt under Mario Reis
(Carlos Gracie jr. – Peter deBeen) Pete has a bunch of black belts (http://www.peterdebeen.com/results-rankings.php#pblkb) there is a list with 2 more having been handed out this weekend. PS this is a brilliant idea! good job!
My instructor Jason Fox is a black belt directly from royler. Info can be found on jfoxbjj.com
Marcelo Mafra is a black belt under Demian Maia. Robert drysdale is a black belt under Leonardo Viera and Joe Stevenson is a black belt under Robert Drysdale.
Sterlimg Redlack Scott Bieri & Chris Holdsworth are black belts under Marc Laimon also
My instructor Jack McVicker is a black belt under Wellington Dias aka Megaton. I am a black belt under Jack McVicker
Ricardo Liborio has a lot of black belts under him now.
In North Carolina, I see four Royce Gracie black belts besides Steve Hall for submission:
Billy Dowey (Raleigh, NC)
Jason Culbreth (Cary, NC)
Mazi Heydary (Chapel Hill, NC)
Jake Whitfield (Goldsboro, NC)
Also, thanks for undertaking this cool and exciting project!
Hi… wow, looks great. Lots of work to build this.
I am a Black Belt under Sylvio Behring under Alvaro Barreto under Helio Gracie.
If you could add my name I would be very Appreciative.
Is there a BJJ data base that we you can look at and develop? Love the site it is a big project
Can you please add Benito Segura promoted on July 24, 2013
His Lineage is Carlson Sr – Marcus Soares – Benito Segura
I am a Black Belt under Rickson>>>Jorge Pereira>>>Paulo Guimaraes>>>Me
The most glaring omission is Grandmaster Shen (no confirmed affiliation but a master of all arts).
Ted Osburn is a black belt under William Vandry via Carlos Machado
David Krstic is a black belt under Pedro Sauer.
Wow, what a cool project, thank you for all the work! I wanted to see if I could get my name corrected. I am a black belt under Royce Gracie, and my name is misspelled. It is spelled John Crouch. Also, the black belts that I have promoted are: Morgan Patnode, Josh Kemper, Colin Morrison, Santino DeFranco, and Benson Henderson.
Thank you very much for your work!
As I understand it, Rigan Machado was trained by Carlos Gracie Sr and this happened after Carlos Sr. “retired” from teaching. If this can be confirmed, it would make Rigan, Carlos Sr’s last black belt and would significantly alter your tree (which is magnificent).
Lineage Tree 2.0 is now online
what happened to Wilson Mattos under Oswalda Fadda…he was in the previous version of this but he’s now gone.
The database has been refreshed with the latest version. The listing should be there now.
Jason Palacios Black Belt under Royce Gracie is not listed
Alan Condon should be listed under Carlos Machado.
Awesome tree! Rolls Gracie should be under Mitsuyo Maeda. Rolls Gracie promoted six men to black belt, including Mauricio Motta Gomes.
Need to add Dane Molina and Benjamin “DJ As-Is” Ross to Shawn Williams’ black belt tree.
Hope you add Nao Takigawa (Black Belt) under Carlos Gracie Jr.
Travis Tooke, under Carlos Sr. -> Carlos Jr..
And then, David Thomas under Travis Tooke.
Maeda => Carlos Gracie Sr. => Carlos Gracie Jr. => Travis Tooke => David Thomas
Carlos Lima is a black belt under Carlson Gracie Snr (RIP)
Israel Gomes de Oliveira is a black belt under Carlos Lima
Israel Gomes de Oliveira has the following black belt students