Helio Soneca Moreira Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Seminar


Mr. Helio “Soneca” Moreira started practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the age of 8 with Black Belt Master Cirilo Azevedo. Having fallen in love with Martial Arts at age 9, he was already a Brazilian Champion. At the age of 13 Helio moved to Rio de Janeiro and started practicing with the Gracie Club, now known as Barra Gracie, taught by Machado Brothers, Ze Henrique Leao Teixeira and Renzo Gracie. Soneca, as he is known in the Martial Arts World, choose Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as his career, totally dedicating himself to it. At 22, he received from Master Carlos Gracie Jr. the Black Belt he had been dreaming of; a prestige that few people had at the time. Soneca is currently a 4th Dan and known as one of the best fighters and Masters in the world. He is also one of the founders of Gracie Barra, currently one of the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu schools in the world.
1999 Pan-American Champion-California
1996 World Champion – Brazil
1997 Brazilian Champion – Brazil
1999 International Champion – Brazil
2001 NAGA – North American Grappling – Miami
2002 World Fighting Champion (WFC) – Texas
Ground Fighting (Attacks and defense from the ground)
Gi and No Gi techniques
Hold Downs, take downs, submissions

Hosted By – Academy of Universal Martial Arts – Master Nicholas Juarez
Promoted By – Tony Morel’s Yamakan Kajukenbo School of Self-Defense

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