Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Legend Mario “Zen Machine” Sperry very special GI seminar on Jan 24th, 2016 (Sunday)
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn from a True Living Legend at his ONLY LA area seminar!
All levels are welcome and students are encourage to attend and participate.
It’s an open event, all Brazilian Jiu Jitsu community is will welcome to attend.
Early Bird HBJJ Members: $40
Early Bird Public: $50
After Jan 20th – Regular Price – $60
Space are limited. Registration online only!
Sperry first broke onto the sport Jiu-Jitsu scene in the early eighties. A protegee ofCarlson Gracie, Mario earned his black belt at the 1995 World Championships of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, where he entered and won the heavyweight black belt division. Mario won again in 1996, 1997, and 1998. In late 1998 Mario Sperry became the first fighter in history to make a Gracie submit in a match when he defeated Royler Gracie in Brazil. He became the first World Submission Grappling Champion, a title he held for three consecutive years.
Sperry has also competed in mixed martial arts, with wins over such fighters as Vernon White and Igor Vovchanchyn. He is also one of the founders of the Brazilian Top Team, where he trained fighters such as Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira,Antônio Rogério Nogueira, Ricardo Arona, and Paulo Filho, among others.
ADCC World Submission Wrestling Championships
ADCC 2013 Superfight: Defeated Fabio Gurgel
ADCC 2011 Superfight: Defeated Renzo Gracie
ADCC 2000 Superfight: Defeated Roberto Traven
ADCC 1999 Superfight: Defeated Enson Inoue
ADCC 1998 88–98 kg: 1st place Absolute: 1st place
CBJJ World Championships
1999 Black Belt Absolute: =3rd Place Black Belt Super Pesado = 2nd Place
1998 Black Belt Absolut =1st Place
1997 Black Belt Super-Pesado: 1st Place Black Belt Absolute: =3rd Place
1996 Black Belt Pesadissimo: 1st Place
Championships and Accomplishments
Black Belt World Mundial Champion 1996, 1997, and 1998.
Brazilian National Black Belt Heavyweight Champion 1994 and 1995.
Voted Best Purple Belt in Brazil by the Brazilian Confederation in 1990.
Voted Best Brown Belt in Brazil by the Brazilian Confederation 1992.