Professor Gustavo Froes
Introducing Gustavo Froes, 5th-degree black belt under world-renowned Coral Belt Joe Moreira. Gustavo began his jiu-jitsu journey nearly 35 years ago, has an extensive competitive background, and is a 3-time winner of the famous Black Belt Challenge.
Gustavo’s passion for people and the “gentle art” show up in his teaching, which is a blend of highly technical and yet extremely practical technique. His knowledge of Jiu Jitsu and its history and evolution is prodigious, and his teaching style has been described as fun, relaxed, and dynamic.
Gustavo, originally from Rio de Janeiro, spent many years in Los Angeles helping to develop and corner some of the early UFC greats, then eventually made his way up to Santa Cruz as on of the first black belts in the area. Gustavo lives for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and truly loves teaching children because of the difference he’s seen it make in their lives.
The time has come for Gustavo to settle down in what will be a perfect home for his passion and wealth of knowledge. Gustavo and Clement have decided to combine forces to continue to build the Kaijin empire. Gustavo brings with him three successful black belts and the rest of his loyal team to join the Kaijin family.