Our Team

Master Rilion Gracie

RILION GRACIE

BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU 7TH DEGREE RED AND BLACK BELT

Head instructor

Master Rilion Gracie is the youngest male son of the Grand Master Carlos Gracie Sr. (the founder of Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and the creator of MMA). He has been involved in his father’s tradition since he was born. He has grown up in the world of mats, healthy living, improved life skills and philosophic concepts of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.


Romulo Reis

ROMULO REIS

BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU 5TH DEGREE BLACK BELT


Partner and Lead Professor

Professor Romulo Reis is a 5th Degree Black Belt who started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with Master Rilion Gracie in 1992.

At that time, around 25 years ago, he was part of the first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Team in south Brazil (Florianópolis/SC) and, since then, he has dedicated his life to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, receiving his Black Belt in 2000.

With more than 25 years of teaching experience, he has coached many champions in the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and he has ministered several seminars in Brazil, USA, Puerto Rico, Guatemala and Japan. Also graduated 25 Black Belts during his career so far, and won several national and international titles such as 3-times South Brazilian Champion, 2-times Pan-American Champion, 1-time South American Champion and 2-times Champion in Japan.

Romulo owned a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Brazil for 13 years teaching kids & adults and also competing before he moved to the US in 2010, when he was assigned a Professor at Rilion Gracie Academy in Miami, FL. After a few years, he was given the challenge to run the Houston, TX location for Master Rilion Gracie and moved to the city in 2013.

While in the Houston Area, he also participated in the opening of the Missouri City, TX location as a partner and Lead Professor in 2015 and continues to achieve great success in the area.


MARCELO NOLASCO

BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU 1ST DEGREE BLACK BELT

BRAZILIAN KARATE 3RD DEGREE BLACK BELT

Professor Marcelo was first introduced to martial arts when he was 6 years old, practicing Brazilian Karate. Marcelo always had a connection with the mentality and the values that this sport has to offer.He started training jiu jitsu when he was 14 in his hometown of Florianópolis, Brazil. He trained under Prof. Alexandre Reis & RGA flag where he trained until he received his black belt. Always loyal to his team and Professor, Marcelo started to help at the gym by teaching classes.He fell in love with jiu jitsu and while continuing to train other martial arts like karate, muay thai, and boxing his true passion was the jiu-jítsu.In 2017 Marcelo came to the United States to practice and enhance his techniques with Prof. Romulo Reis. Since then he has become an important partner at Rilion Gracie Academy in Missouri City, Texas.


PAUL SANG JOON SONG

Muay Thai Kickboxing Instructor

As a founding member in the world famous Kings MMA Academy in Huntington Beach, CA, Prof. Song had the pleasure of working with, and coaching, 3 UFC World Champions –Fabricio Werdum, Rafael Dos Anjos, and Cris Cyborg Justino — along with many top contenders who are still actively fighting today. He has been fortunate to watch the evolution of martial arts in combat sports grow first hand while successfully adapting and altering techniques to keep strategies honest, advanced and relevant to remain competitive. He also had the honor of being the American to receive his black belt from legendary trainer Master Rafael Cordeiro. Throughout his fight carrier Prof. Song has received numerous Fight of the Night accolades, and won several prestigious tournaments.