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The Vermont Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy provides students the opportunity to learn effective/realistic techniques and practical skills - faster and more efficient. Students will also experience results that go beyond gains in strength, flexibility, fitness, confidence and self-defense skills. 
Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program is value and character- oriented. The character qualities of respect for self and for others, perseverance, self-control, honesty, and cultivation of an indomitable spirit are emphasized and cultivated in every class.

Our World Class IBJJF Certified Instructors and Coaches focus on safety skills in a friendly & stress-free training environment.

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ABOUT JULIO CESAR “FOCA” FERNANDEZ NUNES

HEAD INSTRUCTOR

Julio Cesar “Foca” Fernandez Nunes was born and raised on the shores of Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Beginning his Jiu-Jitsu training under the great Grand Master Carlson Gracie Sr. at 17. Julio “Foca” competed in all Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Earning his black belt and representing the Carlson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Competition Elite Team; Julio “Foca” went on to become a 5-Times Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu National Champion, 3-Times Rio de Janeiro State Champion and 2-Times IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Champion!

Julio Cesar "Foca" Fernandez Nunes is the only CBJJP (Confederacao Brasileira de Jiu-Jitsu Profissional), USBJJF (United States Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation) and IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation) Certified 7th Degree Coral Belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Self Defense Instructor (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil) under late Grand Master Carlson Gracie Sr. currently teaching in the USA.  Julio “Foca” is the co-founder of the BJJ Revolution Team and co-author of the book “Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for Experts Only” with his late instructor Grand Master Carlson Gracie Sr. Julio "Foca" is also USA Boxing Certified Training Coach. 

Our Instructors

Robert Hugus

BJJ Revolution Team 4th Degree Black Belt
MMA & SBT Class Professor       

Jason Ouelette

BJJ Revolution Team 3rd. Degree Black Belt
Basic & Fundamentals Class Professor

Malcolm Wood

BJJ Revolution Team 2nd. Degree Black Belt
Basic & Fundamentals Class Professor    

Caleb Thomas

BJJ Revolution Team 2nd. Degree Black Belt
Basic & Fundamentals Class Professor

Chad Borofski

BJJ Revolution Team 2nd. Degree Black Belt
Basic & Fundamentals Class Professor

Kyle Sikora

BJJ Revolution Team 2nd. Degree Black Belt
Basic & Fundamentals Class Professor

Raulan Masada

BJJ Revolution Team Brown Belt
Kids BJJ Assistant Instructor 

Felipe Fernandez

BJJ Revolution Team Purple Belt
Basic & Fundamentals Assistant Instructor     

Christopher Cunningham

Ranger Military Instructor USA
MAW Military Athlete Warrior Instructor 

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