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 LYASHEVSKA started with Judo & BJJ in 2005 (before she did dancing!). She received her black belt in judo in 2010 and her brown belt in BJJ in 2013. She actively participates in BJJ tournament and had a lot of success in her competition career! Olga won in 2012 and 2013 trials for the World Pro Jiu Jitsu Championships in Abu Dhabi. In 2013, as a purple belt Olga became a NOGI European Champion, and, more recently, in 2014 she won a brown belt open class at Rome International Open .
In 2015 she won her weight class at European Open Championships in Lissa bon and became third in open class . Besides competing she teaches classes and seminars. She enjoys sharing her knowledge with anyone who is motivated to learn!

A list of selected events: 

– Judo:

Date Place Event Cat.
2011 1 AllIreland Judo Intevarcities, Dublin O78
2011 1 AllIreland Judo Intevarcities, Dublin open
2011 5 Nothern Ireland Open, Belfast U70
2010 1 Irish Open, Dublin U78
2010 2 Irish Open, Dublin open
2010 3 London Open International, London U70
2010 3 Northern Ireland Open, Belfast U70
2010 1 Neil Adams Classics, Edinburgh U70
2009 1 All Irish Championships Dublin U70
2009 2 All Irish Championships Dublin open
2008 1 Lisburn Cup, Nothern Ireland open

- BJJ:

2014 2 European Open Jiu-Jitsu GI, Lisbon brown, U74
2014 1 Rome International Open IBJF, Rome brown, open
2014 1/3 European Open Jiu-Jitsu NOGI, Rome brown, U74/open
2013 2 European Grapplers Quest, Amsterdam purple, U74
2013 2/2 Rome International Open IBJF, Rome purple, U74/open
2013 1/2 European Open Jiu-Jitsu NOGI, Rome purple, U72.5/open
2013 – Abu Dhabi World Pro JJ, Abu Dhabi purple, U74&open
2012 2 European Open Jiu-Jitsu, Lisbon purple, O74
2012 – Abu Dhabi World Pro JJ, Abu Dhabi purple, U74&open
2011 1 European Open Jiu-Jitsu, Lisbon blue, O74
2010 2(?) European Open Jiu-Jitsu, Lisbon blue, O74
2010 1/1 Gracie Invitational (SENA), London blue, U74/open
2009 2 British Open, Birmingham blue, U74
2008 1 BJJ Brighton Open, Brighton blue, open women
2008 1 Munster Open BJJ GI, Ireland white, open women
2008 1 Munster Open BJJ NOGI, Ireland white, U75 men
2008 3 Munster Open BJJ GI, Ireland white, U76 men

The Highest BJJ Level In Netherland .

The Head Instructor Marcos Flexa Is Certified To Hold The Rank Of Black Belt Fourth 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.