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Mario “Zen Machine” Sperry Seminar – Oct 13th – 7:00pm

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Mario “Zen Machine” Sperry Seminar – Oct 13th – 7:00pm

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Legend Mario “Zen Machine” Sperry will be visiting our school for a very special GI seminar in Oct 13th, 7:00pm.

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.

Regular 7:30 BJJ All Levels won’t be held that day due seminar.


HBJJ Students: $20 (before Oct 11)
Non-Members: $40 (before Oct 11)
After Oct 11 (HBJJ Members and Non-Members) – $50

Space are limited. Registration online only!

To get your spot, click on the button below!

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Brazilian Jiu JItsu




Sperry first broke onto the sport Jiu-Jitsu scene in the early eighties. A protegee of Carlson 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.


Grappling Credentials

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.