Pedro Sauer – The Path To Black Belt
Salepage : Pedro Sauer – The Path To Black Belt
The Path to Black Belt Series: From White Belt to Blue Belt by Pedro Sauer
Red/Black Belt 8th Degree Gracie Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Pedro Sauer Jeff Curran demonstrates over 85 moves necessary for Pedro Sauer Jiu Jitsu Association Blue Belt certification.
The Path to Black Belt Series: From Blue Belt to Purple Belt Series by Pedro Sauer
Red/Black Belt 8th Degree Gracie Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Pedro Sauer In the Pedro Sauer Jiu Jitsu Association, Jeff Curran demonstrates over 85 moves necessary for Purple Belt certification.
Pedro Sauer was born and reared in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he began training in martial arts at a young age. He began boxing at the age of five, and then added judo and taekwondo to his repertoire. However, at the age of fifteen, his buddy Rickson Gracie asked him to practice Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu alongside his younger brother, Royler, who was only nine years old at the time. This event convinced him that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was the most effective martial art, and he began training the next day.
Pedro studied Economics and Business Administration at college and completed a postgraduate study at Fundacao Getulio Vargas. He was a stockbroker in Brazil for eleven years before deciding to relocate to the United States and pursue a career teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He arrived to California with the first wave of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coaches in 1990. He resided with Rickson Gracie in California and trained everyday with the Gracie brothers (Rickson, Rorion, Relson, and Royce), their father, Helio Gracie, his cousin, Renzo Gracie, and the Machado Brothers, among many others. He relocated to Utah in December of that year, where he resided for sixteen years, pioneering Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the Southwestern United States.
Pedro Sauer and his family moved to Leesburg, Virginia, in the fall of 2006. He splits his time between One Spirit Martial Arts in Sterling, Virginia, Jeff Gordon’s Mixed-Martial Arts Academy in Germantown, Maryland, and 80 affiliate schools worldwide. He has promoted 40 black belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to date.
Relson Gracie elevated Professor Sauer to an 8th Degree Red and Black Belt on February 24, 2010.
Helio and Rickson Gracie awarded him a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 1985.
Tecnico de Jiu-Jitsu, 1986. Helio has bestowed this prestigious certificate onto you. Gracie awarded for exceptional technical mastery of the art of
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ).
Robson Gracie and the Federacao de Martial Arts certified him as a black belt instructor in 1990.
Jiu-Jitsu; Judo Black Belt
Rorion Gracie 3rd degree black belt, 1993
1996 Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy Level 6 Instructor (Rorion and Royce Gracie)
2000 – 5th degree black belt in Jiu-Jitsu under the Federacao de Jiu-Jitsu
6th degree black belt in 2003
Relson Gracie granted him a 7th degree red and black belt in 2007.
Relson Gracie gave him an 8th degree red and black belt in 2010.
After years of studying at Gracie Humaita, Pedro received his Black Belt from Helio and Rickson in 1985. In 1986, he was recruited to teach for an organization known in Brazil as Corpo/Quatro (Body of Four), where he taught and continued his study under Jiu-Jitsu teachers Alvaro Barreto, who is a 9th degree (red belt) master under Helio Gracie.
He taught as one of only two non-Gracie black belts at the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy after arriving to Utah in December 1990. (run by Rorion and Royce Gracie). He was appointed as an official representative Black Belt Instructor for the Rickson Gracie American Jiu-Jitsu Association in October 1996.
Professor Sauer is now on the faculty at One Spirit Martial Arts in Sterling, Virginia, and Jeff Gordon’s MMA Academy in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He also has other linked schools around the country and visits them on a regular basis to train students and instructors.
On May 17, 2005, he was selected “Best of the Best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor” by the Abu Dhabi Combat Club in a worldwide internet poll (ADCC).
He is the founder and president of the Pedro Sauer Jiu-Jitsu Association.