Coral Belt Master Joe Moreira
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18241 McDurmott W., Irvine, California 92614
There are Only a Handful of Coral Belts in the World … and We’re Honored to Host One of ‘Em!
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🔥 Exponentially Increase Your Grappling Skills
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🔥 Wicked Submissions
🔥 Devastating Take-Downs
🔥 Effective Transitioning from All Striking Ranges
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Join Us for an Authentic, Brazilian Barbecue Following this Seminar!
WHEN: February 23, 2019
TIME: 11:00 am 0 2:00 pm
WHERE: OC Kickboxing & Mixed Martial Arts (OCKMMA)
ADDRESS: 18241 McDurmott, Irvine, California, 92614 USA
PRICE: Adults: $70.00
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Who is Coral Belt Joe Moreira?
Joe was born in a taxicab in front of a Rio de Janeiro hospital. His dark skin and blond hair prompted the affectionate nickname of “Macaco.” By age five, Moreira’s older brother, Marcos, influenced the youngster to start fighting in Judo. His first title for the Gama Filho University team was won by age six. Around that time he began his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu career under the tutelage of Mauricio LaCerda.
At age nine, he began training in Jiu-Jitsu at the schools of the Carlson and Rolls Gracie, where he was taught mainly by Reyson Gracie and Pinduka. Across the street there was another studio owned and operated by Reylson Gracie, another son of the legendary Carlos Gracie. A chance visit to the studio resulted in Moreira spending the next 15 years under the tutelage of Reylson, who took a liking to the young fighter’s style and groomed him to become an instructor. During this period with Master Reylson, Moreira also learned to produce tournaments and championships. This would later help him to organize one of the most important Jiu-Jitsu tournaments in Brazil, including the first international Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu event, Atlantico Sul
Another respected Jiu-Jitsu master, Francisco Mansour, awarded Moreira his black belt in 1984. By competing in the most important Jiu-Jitsu tournaments of the 1980s, such as Copa Company, Copa Lightning Bolts and Copa Cantao, Moreira’s collection of titles grew. His participation in such events garnered Moreira’s respect and recognition as one of the toughest fighters of his time.
After a year of training in Japan, Moreira returned to his Brazilian academy in Rio de Janeiro and produced his first tournament: the Atlantico Sul Cup, which saw the debut of world names such as Ryan Gracie, Renzo Gracie, and Ralph Gracie, SHOOTO welterweight champion Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro, UFC veteran Jorge Patino, Nino Schembri and Marcio Feitosa, Cleber Luciano, Wander Braga, Wallid Ismail, Jean Jacques Machado, Fabio Gurgel, Murilo Bustamante, Mario Sperry, Allan Goesm & Ricardo de la Riva Goded. Nine Atlantico Sul Cup events were held between 1986 and 1994, produced with the help of his partners and friends, Claudio Franca and Marcus Viniclus.
After two difficult months in the United States – and despite not speaking a word of English – Moreira teamed up with entrepreneur Cab Garrett to build his own gym, “Joe Moreira Jiu-Jitsu de Brazil”. During his eight-year partnership with Garrett, Moreira opened 30 branches of the school across the country. To date, Joe Moreira affiliate schools are in over 26 countries throughout the world.
Moreira also founded the United States Federation of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and played a major role in the dissemination throughout America. As president, he created the first international Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament & norganized the first edition of the Pan-American Jiu-Jitsu tournament with Carlos Gracie, Jr., president of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Confederation. Those events launched the first top representatives of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in America that later transformed the United States into the one of the world’s Jiu-Jitsu power-houses.
Coral Belt Joe Moreira at OCKMMA
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