Professor Jonatas Eliaquim, from Brazil and head instructor of two academies in France, has 3 Degree Black Belt under Carlos Gracie .jr
With more than 12 years of teaching experience in Jiu Jitsu, he is a primary example of a man who is fully dedicating his life to Gracie Barra . Professor Jonatas Eliaquim with his personality, energy and professional skills make the essence of Gracie Barra in France.
Arrived in France in 2004 Professor Jonatas Eliaquim accomplished a huge work for Gracie Barra Jiu Jitsu, a sport hitherto unknown in France. He is currently manages two Gracie Barra Jiu Jitsu academies in France (in Paris and in Rennes) with more than 120 members each.
He has formed 5 black belts and several brown belts who are now capable to continue the work initiated by him and to ensure the continuation of the Academies.
Professor is now ready and willing to provide his expertise and knowledge for the profit of Gracie Barra Academy in San Antonio TX
He is charismatic, attentive and loves teaching. He is an outstanding role-model and mentor to all of his students. It was always Professor Eliaquim dream to be the head professor at a Gracie Barra Academy. He is proud to make San Antonio his home.
Coach Alfredo Lozano
Coach Alfredo is part of the next evolution of BJJ and the new generation of GB San Antonio coaches. Alfredo has been training and coaching the kids classes at Gracie Barra San Antonio with a lot of passion and dedication. He started his BJJ path with us in February of 2013, after his dad searched for a Martial Arts school in San Antonio. Coach Lozano attends the North East School of Arts to become a filmmaker.
Coach Mohammad trained wrestling for four years in Highschool in Mc Allen, Texas. When he moved to San Antonio to start his studies to Pharmacy School at University of Incarnate Word, he wanted to keep learning and improving his grappling knowledge, so he searched for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in San Antonio and found Gracie Barra school. Coach Heidarasl is well know for his happy personality. He says: ” I have the honor of serving as a coach for the kids class and am loving it. It’s a great experience and a great blessing to be surrounded by such a great Jiu Jitsu environment.”
Program Director Monica Almaguer
Monica Almaguer is our Program Director and is ready to help take Gracie Barra San Antonio to new places here in San Antonio.Monica and her 2 boys have been with us since November of 2012. She heard of Gracie Barra through her brother who also trains in Chicago with his family. They went to Chicago to visit and trained, then fell in love with the Gracie Barra teaching method. On her return to San Antonio she searched for a GB school and happily joined the GB San Antonio team. Monica takes the phrase “Jiu jitsu for Everyone” to heart.She is a very kind and caring person, who is willing to help anyone when need be.
A graduate of Texas Tech University coach Chris has been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for three years, joining the Gracie Barra-San Antonio family in August of 2013 after relocating to San Antonio from Fort Hood. Coach Chris is an active competitor, currently competing at many of the Jiu-Jitsu tournaments put on throughout Texas. He is very happy to call Gracie Barra-San Antonio his home academy and is driven each day to help all those who walk through the doors feel welcome, respected, and enjoy their time on the mat just as much as he does.
Designer Sebastien Chane-Ching.
Shin lives and trains in Lyon, France and is currently blue belt under Douglas Barcelos, head instructor at Gracie Barra Lyon. Since his student years, he’s been fond of graphic design, and lately, that hobby led him to create flyers and posters visuals for Gracie Barra San Antonio and Lyon. He is now in charge for Marketing, Creation and Communication for both schools. He knows that working on communication strategies won’t improve his Jiu-Jitsu game much but communication medias have an important place in today’s connected world; and helping Gracie Barra family’s everyday visibility is essential !