Carlson Gracie Amsterdam

Black Belts
Marcos Flexa

Marcos Flexa

Head Coach

Marcos Flexa was born and raised in Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He has been a member of the Carlson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Team . Marcos Flexa is the most experienced Professor in activity In Holland .
Professor Marcos ‘Flexa’ is a 5th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under the legendary Carlson Gracie (1933 – 2006), the master that created the most dominant fight team in the history of the art. For years, professor Marcos ‘Flexa’ was the head coach of the Carlson Gracie Academy in Rio de Janeiro. After some travelling he came to Europe and settled in Amsterdam, where he has been teaching for the last eight years and recently started a new academy in 2013. With more mat space, better facilities and a lot more weekly classes. Professor Marcos ‘Flexa’ is one of the highest ranking black belts in all of Europe, and has trained, competed and taught side by side with the many big names in the art. He still has a strong relationship with all of his old teammates, and during the year we host many seminars of famous Carlson Gracie black belts. Learn the fundamentals and advanced techniques of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu straight from the source, from a real black belt professor.
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DANIEL BERTINA

DANIEL BERTINA

Fist Black Belt From Carlson Gracie Amsterdam .

Daniël Bertina is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and part of the Carlson Gracie lineage. He is the first student of Marcos ‘Flexa’ Neves to be awarded this rank. Daniël has been training in the martial arts since age 6, and has experience in several fighting styles. Before discovering BJJ in 2000, he trained extensively in Japanese Jiu Jitsu and Judo under sensei Karel Gietelink, and was awarded his black belt in Japanese Jiu Jitsu through the Judo Bond Nederland. Daniël’s first BJJ instructor, Mike Yanez of Team Popovitch, introduced him to Folkstyle Wrestling. He has been blending Wrestling with his BJJ ever since, along with basic Judo, and has consistently trained in the No-Gi, MMA and Self Defense variations of BJJ as well. Daniël is an active competitor in the middle weight division, but his real passion is teaching BJJ and helping people to grow in this fantastic art. He is available for private classes and occasionally teaches No-Gi on Saturday.

DESMOND V/D BERG

DESMOND V/D BERG

Black Belt From Carlson Gracie Amsterdam.

Olga Lyashevska

Olga Lyashevska

Fist Women Black Belt From Carlson Gracie Amsterdam.

Black Belt From Carlson Gracie Amsterdam .

Olga started training in Judo and BJJ in 2005. She received her black belt in judo in 2010 and her black belt in BJJ in 2015. She won a gold medal in the World Master Jiu-Jitsu Championship in Las Vegas in 2016. She also won the 2012, 2013 and 2015 trials for the World Pro Jiu Jitsu Championships in Abu Dhabi. In 2013 as a purple belt she became a No-gi European Champion. In 2014 she won the brown belt open class at Rome International Open. In 2016 she was world champion in Las Vegas and also she won a bronze medal in the Black Belt open class at the European Championship in Lisbon. In 2018 won Silver in her division and Bronze in the Open Class in IBJJF European Champion.

The Highest BJJ Level In Netherland .

The Head Instructor Marcos Flexa Is Certified To Hold The Rank Of Black Belt Fifth Degree For The International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation .
The Highest level of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu in the Netherlands .

Certificatie of Liga Carioca 1997.

This was the first Certificate from Marcos Flexa . The year that he received the black belt, Marcos Flexa also receives from the hands of the Grand Master Carlson Gracie, the Black belt Certificate signed by the Master Carlson Gracie.
Around the world there are 110 black belts who received a black belt directly from the hands of the Grand Master Carlson Gracie, Marcos Flexa was one of the last generations of black belts who received his black belt from the hands of the Grand Master Carlson Gracie.

BJJ Diploma of Technical Teacher 1999

More than 20 years teaching Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

This is a typical document that the Grand Master Carlson Gracie wrote when he trusted the student to teach at Carlson Gracie Academy in Copacabana. In the document below on the right side has a sticker which means the Brazilian government recognizes the signature of the Grand Master Carlson Gracie.
In 1995 Marcos Flexa was one of the teachers of the Carlson Gracie academy in Caopacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil . More than 20 years teaching Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.

BJJ Certificatie of Technical Teacher 1999

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Technical Teacher, Pedagogy Course Certificate Offered For Brazilian Government ; physical education School of the army ; State Municipality of Rio de Janeiro and F.J.J-RIO (Federeção founded by Grand Master Helio Gracie)
This is a certificate offered by the Brazilian Government only for Black Belts who were responsible for their own academy .This course was only in the state of Rio de Janeiro, First aid,Rescue techniques,Pedagogy.