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Gabriel Martins
Gabriel Martins



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Vinicius
Last Name: Magalhaes
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City: Webster
State: Texas
Country: United States
School: Gracie Barra Texas
www.graciebarratx.com
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1. Submitted by Poppa Rotzee on Wednesday December 14, 2011 5:36 PM
Draculino is a great BJJ practitioner, an amazing instructor, and a wonderful friend. He was considered one of the best at his weight class at his time, always fighting for first against Royler Gracie. He is also the man behind BJJ powerhouses such as Romulo Barral, Samuel Braga, Alberto Crane, Marcelo Azevedo, Cristiano Titi, UFC Fighter Rafael "Sapo" Natal and much, much more. His knowledge on the mat is staggering at times and I've never heard someone, white to black belt, ask him a question he didn't have an answer to. But it doesn't stop at BJJ, Draculino is a role model father, husband and human being in General and I'm glad to call him friend. Notable Accomplishments 3x Pan American Champion (Black Belt Division 1995, 1996, 1998); Brazilian National Champion (Black Belt Division 1996); 2x World Silver Medalist (Black Belt Division 1996, 1998).


2. Submitted by Ken s on Wednesday December 14, 2011 9:59 PM
Incredible guy and training. Can't say enough good things about him or his school!


3. Submitted by Chewie on Wednesday December 14, 2011 10:51 PM
Draculino is an amazing instructor, coach and friend. I have been to many of his seminars and welcomed like family when I visit his school in Webster, TX. (Houston) His skills are really innovative and he is one of the most knowledgeable Black Belts I have ever trained with. I am honored to get to train with him and even more honored to call him my friend. M


4. Submitted by SURGE on Thursday December 15, 2011 10:03 AM
Well i started bjj with some friends in a garage and fell in love with it. shortly after found a school. i did learn from there, but when i started with draculino it was like going to college. besides being a great and very charismatic person and a great bjj practitioner. His curriculum is second to none. i would say that is what separates him from any other bjj instructor. Every lesson is structured like a professor from an ivy league college. not only for that day but for weeks and months at a time. carefully planned out so that anyone would be able to learn and progress to the best of their abilities and even beyond. Changed my life for sure.


5. Submitted by Jeremiah Matthews on Thursday December 15, 2011 11:00 AM
Man what can I say. I started my training at GBTX the week after it opened. I actually contacyed professor about week or so prior letting hin know that i was going to be a student.I have the utmost respect for professor Draculino. I feel like im at a four year institution by the way he instructs. His instruction is VERY detailed. He tells you why something works and why it doesn't. In addition, he is always open and encourages you to learn and ask questions. To receive a belt or stripe from professor Draculino is an honor and is well deserved.


6. Submitted by Ruben D. on Thursday December 15, 2011 11:32 AM
Prof. Draculino's passion and enthusiasm for BJJ is evident in the way he instructs at Gracie-Barra Texas. His intelligence and leadership are only a few of many great characteristics Prof. Draculino posesses. It is an honor and priviledge to be a part of the GB-TX family and to be a student of Prof. Draculino.


7. Submitted by Isai C. on Friday December 16, 2011 12:26 AM
Prof. Draculino is an awesome instructor!! I went from being a regular out of shape kid to a competetive athlete. He helps everyone improve their game with the great knowledge he has. Thanks a lot Professor!!!


8. Submitted by Mike Jones on Friday December 16, 2011 1:40 AM
I am a white belt under Draculino. Both times that I have competed I felt extremely confident just in knowing that although new to the sport, I have been training at Gracie Barra Texas, which I believe gave me advantages over my competitors. He is highly intelligent and very down to earth. He has thousands of friends and admirers and knows them all by name. He is an exceptional role model on and off the mat. There is none finer a BJJ Professor than Drac!


9. Submitted by Donald L. on Friday December 16, 2011 4:17 AM
Professor Draculino is an awesome instructor and person. He breaks things down perfectly and has taught me soo much about the bjj game. One of the coolest things about Drac is, that if he has a minute to spare and you have a question, he will happily give you a detailed answer reguardless of your belt. Theres endless good things to say about him. Draculino rules!!


10. Submitted by Oliver L. on Friday December 16, 2011 4:20 PM
I can't say much more about Drac than has already been said. I've trained martial arts my whole life (primarily standup, small amounts of judo/wrestling scattered within) and have experienced multiple schools/instructor styles. Prof. Draculino's curriculum and style of teaching is proven and can turn even the most uncoordinated, unatheletic person in to a great BJJ practitioner. Draculino made his name in BJJ through his skills as a practitioner, but has solidified his status as a legend through his teaching techniques. You would be hard pressed to find a better instructor anywhere in the world.


11. Submitted by Carlos Alberto on Saturday December 17, 2011 9:47 PM
This guy is so cool that he is allowed to talk about fight club! and he also won the Tour de France on a stationary bike!...How about that! Caveira!


12. Submitted by zach on Monday December 19, 2011 3:59 AM
my game is skyrocketing thanks to vinny! very relaxed atmosphere, detailed instruction followed by rolling and conditioning.


13. Submitted by David on Wednesday December 21, 2011 10:40 AM
Draculino has a special gift when it comes to teaching BJJ. His ability to break down the most difficult techniques and make them simple to comprehend is second to none. Not only is he, in my opinion, the best in the world at what he does. The most important thing is, he is even a better person! I have been a student at GBTX since he opened the doors, and regardless if he has been working 14 hours a day and dead tired the students will never know as he always has a smile on his face and greets everyone. He is one the hardest working men I know and does it so he can provide the best facility for his students. From Brazil to the United States it would be very difficult to find a better, more dedicated instructor than him.


14. Submitted by Andrew West on Wednesday December 21, 2011 5:42 PM
Chuck Norris is scared of Draculino! :) In addition to having developed numerous national and international BJJ and MMA Champions, Drac is truly one of the nicest, most humble and gracious people I know. I have been taking his classes for close to 3 years, and I am a better person for knowing him.


15. Submitted by Camilo Olivieri on Wednesday December 21, 2011 7:24 PM
Draculino is one of the most succesful and respected instructors in BJJ history. Amazing competitor and extraordinary human being. I have the honor of training under him for the last 4 years. I travel a lot and had the oportunity of training with several well known black belts, and I can assure you, he is he best!


16. Submitted by linda wilson on Saturday December 24, 2011 2:19 AM
Definitely Profesor Draculino has a special gift when it comes to teaching Jiu Jitsu. He's the best!!My whole family trains under him. Including me-a mother of two kids and a wife. His teaching skills are so simple to follow, I actually look forward to go to class 3 and 4 times a week.


17. Submitted by Armando Ponce on Monday December 26, 2011 10:20 PM
First class in every which way. I have known him for close to ten years and his teaching and knowledge of bjj is hard to rival. If you train with one of his students you see not only the type of bjj players he produces but the type of people he produces.


18. Submitted by Remco Pardoel on Saturday December 31, 2011 10:08 AM
One of the best teachers i ever met and even a greater person in life. Thanks for entering my life master Draculino


19. Submitted by Moon Kim on Thursday February 23, 2012 10:52 PM
Professor Draculino is the best BJJ instructor and role model. You can learn a lot from Drac on and off the mats. The world needs more people like Drac.


20. Submitted by rigan on Wednesday March 7, 2012 4:08 PM
Best off the best


21. Submitted by Mr.Rear Naked on Sunday January 6, 2013 2:48 PM
LOVE your videos! Your youtube channel has taught me so much and I hope to come train with you some day!


22. Submitted by lucas weiss on Friday September 13, 2013 4:43 PM
As a white belt starting under professor Draculino I have to say I'm glad I chose his school. One of the brightest individuals I've ever met and with years of teaching its easy to see how he employs his high level of intelligence to help his students improve leaps and bounds.

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