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About the Academy

Welcome to Marcos Cerqueira Jiu-Jitsu, the premier destination for high-quality Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training. We are dedicated to the growth and development of our students, both on and off the mat.  As a family-owned and operated business, we take pride in our commitment to creating a safe, welcoming environment that fosters personal growth and development.

Our academy is built on the values of honor, respect, discipline, and dedication, and use these principles to help our students reach their full potential. W
e offer a range of programs for ages 3+ yrs and and skill levels, including youth and adult classes. Our classes are designed to promote discipline and hard work, and we take pride in our ability to cultivate confident and disciplined individuals.

We believe that everyone has the potential to succeed, and our instructors are passionate about helping our students reach their goals in a supportive and motivating environment. 
Whether you’re looking to learn self-defense, improve your physical fitness, competition or just challenge yourself, Marcos Cerqueira Jiu-Jitsu has everything you need to succeed.

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Our Affiliation

The Story of Brazil-021

Brazil-021 School of Jiu-Jitsu was founded on a dream - to create a team united by the transformational art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Our origins trace back to two Black Belt professors, Andre Terencio and Hannette Staack. Despite their expertise, it was never just about trophies or titles. Their vision was a training environment that welcomed all - from champion athletes to everyday people seeking self-improvement.
The name celebrates both the deep roots and global growth of our art. "Brazil" honors the homeland where Jiu-Jitsu evolved from martial foundations into an empowering lifestyle. "021" gives a nod to Rio de Janeiro, the city whose area code birthed some of history's greatest grapplers.
Our diverse, close-knit team upholds the legacies of Grand Masters like Carlos and Helio Gracie. Their technical innovations and training philosophies paved the way for Jiu-Jitsu's worldwide impact.
Today, you can join the Brazil-021 family through academies across Brazil, Chicago, Houston and beyond. Become part of our story - train with excellence, live with purpose. Oss!

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Professor Marcos Cerqueira and ADCC Champion Hannette Staack, and Professor Andre Terencio.
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Testimonials (New)

In Their Own Words

Audra D.

Professor Marcos, Sydney, and the entire Brazil 021 team have been such a blessing to our family. My son (7yrs old) started here with zero experience and a bit of a discipline issue, and in less than a year Marcos has got him absolutely LOVING jiujitsu, listening, and being a model student in class. Marcos is fantastic with the kids and Sydney is so accommodating with families who have multiple kids and are trying to coordinate getting everyone to various places. This is a safe and fun environment that is well worth your money. They love and nurture your children and actually teach them the skills of the sport. They kids have fun and learn valuable life skills as well. Parents, sign your kids up! You won’t be disappointed.
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One Day or Day One

Welcome to the Academy - Let's Get You Started


Joining a new Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy is a big decision. You likely have plenty of questions at this stage. What can I expect as a new student? How do I choose the right academy for me and my goals? Is this a place where I'll feel comfortable and supported?


We want to eliminate any uncertainty. That's why we offer introductory trials for all prospective students - whether you're brand new to Jiu-Jitsu or an experienced practitioner seeking a new home.

Attend a trial class or two so you can experience our academy culture firsthand. Get your questions answered during a personal consultation. Check out our range of membership options to find one tailored to your budget and training frequency.


Safety, personal growth and mutual respect are central to our philosophy. Students form life-long bonds on the mats. Take a look at our programs page to learn more about class offerings for everyone from ages 3 and up.

When you're ready to take that first step, we'll be here with a warm welcome. Try a class risk-free and see if our academy feels like the right fit. We can't wait to have you join our team!

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