UFC Hall of Famer – Stephan Bonnar

Stephan will be teaching a no-gi seminar on 11/7 at 6PM. He is a black belt under the legendary, Carson Gracie, and a UFC Hall of Famer with a list of accomplishments a mile long!

***As always open to all affiliations***

Date: 11/7/19

Time: 6PM

Cost: $50 or just $100 to go to both seminars (Marcello Monteiro on 11/8)

Location: Butch Hiles BJJ, 410 Summers St, Charleston, WV 25301

This will fill up fast, so please reserve your spot for just $20 by clicking here: https://www.paypal.me/butchhiles

More About Stephan Bonnar

Stephan Patrick Bonnar (born April 4, 1977) is an American professional wrestler and retired professional mixed martial artist. Bonnar competed as a Light Heavyweight in the UFC for most of his career. Bonnar was the runner-up on The Ultimate Fighter 1, his TUF Ultimate Finale loss to Forrest Griffin is considered to be one of the most important fights in the history of the UFC. For most of his career Bonnar played the “role of the underdog”, this is particularly exemplified in his fight with Anderson Silva at UFC 153. In addition to Griffin and Silva, Bonnar faced world champions Lyoto Machida, Tito Ortiz, Mark Coleman, Jon Jones, and Rashad Evans.

Bonnar is the current World Class Revolution Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Champion in his first reign, having defeated MVP on September 27, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas.

Bonnar has an extensive background in combat sports, beginning wrestling when he was 10 years old, Tae Kwon Do at age 12, Brazilian jiu-jitsu at age 22, and then added boxing and Muay Thai when he was 24 years old. He earned his black belt in Tae Kwon Do at the age of 16 and was a two-time Golden Gloves Champion in the Super Heavyweight division.

Bonnar began training Brazilian jiu-jitsu with the legendary Carlson Gracie during the summer of 1999, under whom he received his purple belt before Carlson’s passing. During his tenure as a student of Carlson Gracie’s he was given the nickname Robocop. This experience has led to most of his bouts ending by way of submission. Stephan now trains Brazilian jiu-jitsu in Las Vegas under Master Sergio Penha. However, he also has trained in Muay Thai during several trips to Thailand. Since the beginning of 2010 Bonnar has been training Muay Thai in Las Vegas under Master One Kick Nick Blomgren at One Kick’s Gym.

Marcello Monteiro BJJ Seminar and Promotions

Don’t miss you chance to train with one of the best BJJ coaches around!

Date: 11/8/19

Time: 6PM

Cost: $75 (attend both seminars for $100 Bonnar/Marcello)

Location: Butch Hiles BJJ, 410 Summers St, Charleston, WV 25301

More About Marcello Monteiro

Marcello grew up in the country that created Brazilian Jiu Jitsu…

At the age of 6 years old Marcello started learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with Alvaro Barreto (Carlos and Helio Gracie’s student) at the Corpo Quatro Academy in Copacabana Rio De Janeiro/ Brazil. But at that age, Marcello was just a small kid that used to train on and off and he didn’t know how BJJ would change his life.

At the age of 16, Marcello started to take BJJ very serious in his life.
Many years ago, some of Carlson Gracie’s best students in Brazil were Sergio Souza “Bolao”, Ricardo De La Riva and Ricardo Juca. These were among many BJJ Masters that he had the opportunity to train with and helped his game. Marcello likes to speak about these 3 old masters.
Sergio Souza helped Marcello’s game for about 1 year. Sergio Souza is best known in Brazil for his “butterfly” guard.

De La Riva is best known for his “De La Riva Hook” and Ricardo Juca is best known in Brazil for his fighting strategies for back attacks and mount attacks. Juca also published in the very first BJJ book in Brazil.
For many years Marcello was considered De La Riva’s protege at his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy in Rio De Janeiro/Brazil. De La Riva showed Marcello all the secret details of his De La Riva Guard game. Juca showed Marcello all his fighting strategies while focusing on teaching Marcello the way he should think during a match.

Marcello helped De La Riva give BJJ lessons at his school for many years, until achieving his Black Belt in December of 1999.
In 1998 Marcello opened his first school in Nova Friburgo in Rio De Janeiro/Brazil where he has turned regular students into State, National and World Champions.

Marcello always says, “He was in the right place at the right time. He learned BJJ from the right sources, before it was regarded worldwide as a premier fighting art. Since 2003 Marcello has resided in Indianapolis/IN in the U.S. where he is continuing to fulfill his dream of spreading his knowledge of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He hopes to continue fulfilling his dream until the day he dies. And he hopes that even after he’s gone, his knowledge will continue to spread.

While in Brazil, Marcello attained many BJJ accomplishments:

He is the author of the first No Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu book called “Secret Positions.” Gracie Magazine launched Secret Positions on how to teach BJJ positions without a Gi. Gracie magazine sold the Secret Positions No Gi Book (at the Gracie Shop) in Brazil for approximately five years from 1998-2003. Marcello was the first person ever to show the Anaconda choke in a printed publication.

He took part in a BJJ documentary about De La Riva’s life and his created guard position known as the “De La Riva Hook”. In the documentary, Marcello was demonstrating some positions with De La Riva himself. In the video, Marcello was featured alongside many great masters such as Rickson Gracie, Carlson Gracie, Royler Gracie, Renzo Gracie, Ze Mario Sperry, Murilo Bustamante and Rodrigo Nogueira (Minotauro), telling about De La Riva’s life. That documentary is still currently sold in Japan.

Marcello won the first and only Carlson Gracie Competition Team “Tournament” in the lightweight division in Brazil. The tournament was organized by Ricardo Liborio to honor Carlson Gracie in 1997. Marcello won his final match against his friend Ari Galo (current Carlson Gracie coach at Carlson’s Academy in Rio de Janeiro/ Brazil since 2001).

4th Degree Black Belt Diploma from F.J.J.RIO “Rio De Janeiro Jiu Jitsu Federation” – Signed by 9th Degree Red Belt – Grand Master Carlos Robson Gracie. Master Robson is the current president of the federation and is a 9th Degree Red Belt Grandmaster. The F.J.J.RIO is the oldest BJJ Federation in Brazil (where everything started) founded by Helio Gracie.

4th Degree Black Belt Jiu Jitsu Diploma from J.J.G.F “Jiu Jitsu Global Federation” – Signed by 8th Degree Red & Black Coral Belt – Master Rickson Gracie. The President and Founder of the JJGF with a well-respected background in Martial Arts and Jiu-Jitsu. A record that combines jiu-jitsu, vale tudo, challenge and submission matches is 460 x 0, Rickson is known as having the highest expression on Jiu-Jitsu in the world. He continues inspire generations of jiu-jitsu fighters, practitioners and instructor around the world.

4th Degree Black Belt Jiu Jitsu Diploma from IBJJF “International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation” – Signed by IBJJF President, 8th Degree Red & White Coral Belt- Master Carlos Gracie Jr. and Signed by 9th Degree Red Belt- Grandmaster Oswaldo Alves

4th Degree Black Belt Jiu Jitsu Diploma from C.B.J.J.O “Confederacao Brasileira de Jiu Jitsu Olimpico” – Signed by 9th Degree Red Belt- Master Walter Matos Nogueira. Master Walter is 9th Degree Red Belt Grandmaster and the president of C.B.J.J.O in Brazil (Fada’s Lineage)

Achieved his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under Marster Ricardo De La Riva in December of 1999.

Marcello is best know as an BJJ instructor that has turned regular students into State, National and World champions.

Marcello is the Founder/President of the BJJ Coach International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association ; he currently has Affiliates on every major Continent, from the America’s (Canada,U.S.A., South America etc.), to Europe, Japan, and Australia.


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