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First Name: Eduardo
Last Name: Rocha
City: Oakland
State: CA
Country: USA
Reader Comments
1. Submitted by Harry Evans on Friday December 16, 2011 5:17 PM
The picture above is incorrect – that is Carlos Eduardo Rocha, a UFC fighter. Eduardo Rocha is a 4th degree BB under Royler Gracie, and truly runs the greatest team and gym that I have ever seen. I have traveled around the country to train with the likes of Demian Maia, Marcelo Garcia, Ryan Hall, and many others, and nothing compares to Team Rocha. The game that his fighters play, and the subtle tweaks for weight allocation, guard passing, half-guard play, and much more is on another level from even top gyms. Just try it out, and the debate will be over. Or hit me up for more info.
2. Submitted by Harry Evans on Friday December 16, 2011 5:20 PM
Also, check out for more info, as well as a correct photo.
3. Submitted by Michael Schwartz on Friday December 16, 2011 5:43 PM
My kids have been taking BJJ classes from Stephan Goyne, who earned a black belt under Eduardo Rocha, for almost two years. It looked like so much fun that I started taking classes myself under Professor Rocha and a couple of his instructors, Vern and Jeremy, about a year ago. Obviously I don’t have the breadth of BJJ experience that Harry has, but I have taught math, and sometimes trained teachers, for over twenty years so I know something about teaching. Eduardo Rocha is an excellent teacher. He also has a really remarkable high-level technical facility, though I’m not sure how much that matters to a spazzy white belt like me.
4. Submitted by Harry Evans on Saturday December 17, 2011 1:40 PM
Sweet, now the picture and rank are correct, thanks guys.
5. Submitted by Marcin Koch on Saturday December 17, 2011 2:28 PM
Eduardo, you are always number one for us! We wish you the best! Everybody from ROCHA Jiu Jitsu Poland are supporting you 😉
6. Submitted by Keith William Trader on Sunday December 18, 2011 2:11 PM
Eduardo is a true practitioner of BUSHIDO. He walks the walk. There are many black belts today as the sport of BJJ continues to grow but there are not many who compare to Eduardo’s complete approach. He has a dedicated spirit and continually challenges himself and his students to constantly raise the bar, personally and on the mats. Eduardo is a great professor and mentor.
7. Submitted by JARO KOCH on Sunday December 18, 2011 4:50 PM
best of the best,ossss!!!
8. Submitted by Patrick Miller on Sunday December 18, 2011 5:34 PM
Best BJJ instructor I’ve ever had. Also a bit strict. The two are most likely related.
9. Submitted by Mike Valentine on Monday December 19, 2011 1:46 AM
Eduardo Rocha is one of the best practitioners and teachers of jiu jitsu in the World. The depth of his knowledge is unbelievable and seemingly endless. �Moreover, many instructors know a lot, but confuse their students by teaching in an archaic random fashion, Eduardo is uniquely organized and his students benefit from his knowledge because they learn exactly what they should, when they should. This meticulous teaching methodology creates students without holes in their games which allow his students to evolve rapidly and literally be light years beyond their competitors in tournaments. In addition to his teaching skill, his leadership is compelling because he leads by example. He was forged from the Gracie Humiata fire that created Rickson, Royler, Saulo & Xande. Every atom in his body is 100% gracie warrior.�
10. Submitted by bogdan on Thursday December 22, 2011 9:41 AM
very good trainer:):) and successful:):) my students love him:):)
11. Submitted by Damian Kasprowicz on Thursday December 22, 2011 9:49 AM
Best BJJ instructor. Number one in the world 🙂
12. Submitted by Bogdan Kurzaj on Thursday December 22, 2011 12:27 PM
everybody likes him:):)
13. Submitted by Joshua Stein on Thursday December 22, 2011 1:46 PM
Eduardo is a phenomenal talent as a practitioner of jiu-jitsu, and as a competitor. But what sets him apart as an instructor is his ability to communicate his technical skill (both the basics and the nuances) and his discipline to his students. He is a great instructor who understands how to motivate all of the people that he works with, as different as many of them are, and put them in positions to become great competitors; this results in by far the most successful competitive training environment I have ever been fortunate to be a part of.
14. Submitted by Bogdan Kurzaj on Thursday December 22, 2011 2:43 PM
I couldn’t agree more:):)
15. Submitted by Bogdan Kurzaj on Friday December 23, 2011 9:21 AM
Szczecin likes Eduardo Rocha:):)
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