Our Instructors

Robson Moura

Robson “Robinho” Moura is a 5th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and a 8X World Champion. He is from Teresopolis (a small town in the mountains of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), and currently resides in Tampa, FL. where he established The Robson Moura Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy.

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Bobby Hughes


Professor Bob, as he is known – is a 3rd degree BJJ black belt who loves teaching! You’ll see him most often in the early morning classes – and he’s always ready to lend a helping hand and advice.

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Rodrigo Praxedes

Professor Rodrigo has been training with Robson for 20 years and is a 2nd degree black belt. He is a competitor at heart and enjoys teaching students at all levels. Rodrigo is capable of taking new students and training them to be advanced practitioners.

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Leandro Azara

Professor Leandro’s high energy coaching style is a favorite of beginner and advanced students alike. Aside from teaching Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, he also enjoys teaching self-defense. If you’re in Professor Leandro’s class you can be sure he will give you personal attention to help you improve your technique.

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