Professor Marcos Cerqueira is a fourth degree Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Professor André “Negao” Terencio.
Marcos picked up Jiu Jitsu in adolescence (1994), he practiced sports at the “Atletica da Tijuca” academy were some friends also trained BJJ. One day he decided to take his friends challenge and give grappling a go.
There he met Master Carlos Henrique, a black belt who taught there and that would become his master for the next 14 years. Carlos Henrique followed Marcos' development close hand, awarding him his blue (1996), purple (1998) and brown (2001) belts. Marcos Cerqueira received his black belt from André Terencio, a black belt of his master Carlos Henrique in 2007 and in 2008 he moved to the US to develop his very own school in South Texas.
“For me Jiu-Jitsu is everything. It is the foundation of my life. It’s a pleasure to be able to teach and pass forward the art that that has giving me so much and has changed my life for better." -Professor Marcos Cerqueira
Marcos Cerqueira Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Francisco Mansur > Carlos Henrique > André Terencio > Marcos Cerqueira