The First Serbian Black Belt Promoted at Carlson Gracie Amsterdam.

The First Serbian Black Belt Promoted at Carlson Gracie Amsterdam.

[November 4th 2018] Today, Milovan ‘Misha’ Janjic was promoted to black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu by Marcos Flexa (black belt 5th degree) of Carlson Gracie Amsterdam. He is the fourth person ever to be awarded this prestigious rank. Misha is a dominant competitor and dedicated instructor, and he joins the black belt ranks with Daniël Bertina, Desmond van den Berg and Olga Lyashevska. Misha is also the first international black belt affiliate of Marcos Flexa, running the successful BJJ Caminho Team in his hometown of Kragujevac, Serbia.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Amsterdam
Misha walked into Carlson Gracie Amsterdam somewhere in the late 2000’s. Due to his line of work, he would visit Amsterdam for business every couple of months and he joined the classes whenever possible. Being an athletic specimen and former soldier in the Serbian military, at first glance he seemed to be an intimidating fellow, but due to his warm personality and great sense of humor he made friends right away.

Mat Monster
He dedicated himself to learning the art and started his own training group in his hometown of Kragujevac, Serbia. Thanks to his commitment Misha quickly became a monster on the mat, racking up medals in almost every competition he entered. Recently he added double golds (brown belt division and open) at the IBJJF Zurich Open and IBJJF Amsterdam Open to his long list of accomplishments.

Close Combat
Misha first came into contact with martial arts at age 14, when he started experimenting with boxing, kickboxing and wrestling. Misha: “The first serious training in martial arts started at age 19, when I was drafted into the army during the war in 1993. We got tough training in close combat, and I got my first exposure to judo and jiu-jitsu.”

Surprise
“My most memorable experience in my journey with Marcos Flexa so far was the moment he gave me the brown belt. It happened in Lisbon, one day after my victory in the open class of the IBJJF Europeans 2016 (purple belt, master 3). It was a complete surprise. We were having dinner with the whole team and all the instructors, and suddenly I got promoted. I will remember that moment for the rest of my life.”

Heavy Pressure
“When it comes to training and learning under master Flexa, I can say that the most important thing that I’ve learned is how to put pressure on my opponent from any position, especially while passing guard. That heavy pressure game is something I plan to master even more in the future. My goals are very simple: train even more then I do now – if my body doesn’t break, and put more energy and time in my BJJ Caminho Team. And of course, to compete for as long as can…”

“Tempo ruim o tempo todo. Quem não morre, não vê Deus.” – Carlson Gracie / Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Amsterdam

Text by Daniël Bertina

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Private Class in Amsterdam.

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BJJ classes are designed to advance your techniques, confidence, and progress. Private classes are suitable for all levels of experience from novice students to black belts. These classes are open to current students, Tourists, BJJ visitors, students preparing for competitions, people that want to learn self-defense techniques, self-defense for women and for people that require a flexible training schedule. In fact, anyone that is interested in training in BJJ will benefit from private classes.

Carlson Gracie Amsterdam Private BJJ Classes are conducted by our instructors at our gyms. You will have the opportunity to learn techniques with a 5th-degree black belt and get individualized feedback on your progress.

Marcos Flexa is on the official list of Black Belts by Master Carlson Gracie and also on the official IBJJF Black Belt List as a 5th-degree black belt.

Benefits of Private Classes.

Flexible training schedule.
One-to-one or small group training.
The training program developed to suit your needs and goals.
Fast and effective results.
Improvements in your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Train with the best to be the best.
Small group training (2 – 4 people).

Training in small BJJ groups of self-defense for women (2 to 4 people)
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Be part of the original Carlson Gracie Team Association in Europe.

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Be part of the original Carlson Gracie Team in Europe.
Carlson Gracie Jr., Black Belt 6 Degrees, and  Marcos Flexa, Black Belt 5 Degrees, both formed by Grand Master Carlson Gracie want to expand the legacy and invite you to join the Team.
Carlson Gracie Sr dedicated his life to train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and coach the most successful generation of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructors. Now this generation of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructors is available to help you to grow further. You will be part of one of the fastest growing and most successful organizations in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The Carlson Gracie Team in Europe. This generation formed innumerous BJJ Black Belts and MMA Champions around the world.
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As a member of the Carlson Gracie Team your school will become stronger.
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  • You be able to attend association only events such as camps, tournaments and instructors-only events, etc.
You will have the opportunity to learn the most solid Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu curriculum in the world.
Carlson Gracie Sr led the Best Black Belts of Jiu-Jitsu and MMA fighters and developed the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu curriculum called Carlson Gracie Style Method. The Carlson Gracie Style Method focuses on solid principles of BJJ fight, all techniques are proven by instructors with a few decades of experience. See for example the list of the latest seminars of the last 6 months.
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Carlson Gracie JR

Carlson Gracie JR

The Head coach of the Carlson Gracie Team.

Carlson Gracie Junior 6th Degree Black Belt is the only son of one of the most revered names in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts: Grand Master Carlson Gracie , and Grandson to the Founder of the Gracie Academy, the first Gracie to learn Jiu-Jitsu: Grand Master Carlos Gracie.

Marcos Flexa

Marcos Flexa

The Head coach of the Carlson Gracie Amsterdam Academy.

Marcos Flexa is the most experienced Professor in activity In Holland, is a 5th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under the legendary Carlson Gracie (1933 – 2006).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.

Our Special Guests.

Several Medals for The Netherlands at the European Championship 2018.

Several Medals for The Netherlands at the European Championship 2018.

Congratulations to the whole Carlson Gracie Amsterdam team for the great performance during the Europeans IBJJF 2018.

Deborah Mebius won the gold medal in the Blue Belt Master. She won the semi final with a 30 seconds Choke Submission.

Bronze For The Young Lion Dusan in absolute juvenile division in the first blue belt competition. In the meanwhile, his father Misha dominated and won his 1st fight, but unfortunately no podium this time. A really Casca-Grossa family!

In the Female Black Belt Master Olga Lyashevska won Silver in her division and Bronze in the Open Class.

Bronze for Yin Khor on the Blue Belt Master with 2 Powerful Submissions. In the Second Fight Yin Khor choked out the girl using her Favorite baseball choke.

Malte Meinken DOUBLE SILVER! With the total of 6 victories Malte Meinken started very well in his first competition in the brown belt.

In the black belt Master Desmond fought in the heavy category and won The second place (Silver medal) but his normal category is medium heavy.

Raphael Abi-Rihan = Amazing BJJ.

Raphael Abi-Rihan = Amazing BJJ.

Raphael Abi-Rihan is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Luis “Manimal” who held some of the sport’s most prestigious titles, such as European Open Champion, Brazilian Nationals Champion and Rio Open Champion. Known for his aggressive passing style, Abi Rihan has submission victories over many top competitors such as Tarsis Humphreys and Victor Estima. Raphael is also a successful coach and organizers of the “Copa America” and many other important tournaments in the Brazilian circuit.

European Champion (2007)
World Master Champion (2016 Master 2)
Brazilian National Champion (2009)
Rio Open Champion (2009)
3x Rio State Champion (2010 weight + absolute, 2007 absolute
Liga Brasileira de Jiu Jitsu Champion (2006)
American Golden Cup Champion (2005)
Rolls Gracie Cup Champion (2007 weight and absolute)
Brazilian National Silver Medallist (2006, 2002)
Brazilian Bronze Medallist (2005)
Weight Division: Meio Pesado (88kg-194lbs) and Pesado (94kg-207lbs)

Favoutite Technique: Armbar

Team/Association: Carlson Gracie.

Countdown to the Raphael Abi-Rihan Seminar.

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Olavo Abreu Head Coach from Phuket Top Team.

Olavo Abreu Head Coach from Phuket Top Team.

Another excellent seminar this is coming on January 10, with the black belt 4 degrees Olavo Abreu from Brazilian Top Team and Carlson Gracie Copacabana.
Olavo has worked as a Head Trainer at Brazilian Top Team, where he taught names such as Rodrigo Minotauro, Paulo Filho, Ricardo Arona and more. Olavo worked in Abu Dhabi for 8 years – setting up the now famous Abu Dhabi Combat Club & Championships. Olavo Abreu was awarded his black belt from the world famous Carlson Gracie. Olavo is now a 4th degree black belt teaching out of Phuket Top Team Mixed Martial Arts Training Camp in Thailand.
This Seminar is open for all.

A few days to Olavo Abreu's seminar

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