Equipe Jucão USA is the premiere Brazilian Jiu Jitsu School in the New York City area. Founded in 2008 by Ailson "Jucão" Brites, 5th degree black belt under Carlos Gracie Jr., the school features world-class training for both beginners and experienced fighters.
Adding to his impressive record, Ailson Henrique Brites earned the First Place spot in both the heavyweight division and Open Class at the IBJJF European Open Championships held in Lisbon Jan 23-26th. Congratulations, Professor Jucão!
“On Sunday, Dec. 8 Equipe Jucao celebrated Professor Ailson “Jucão” Henrique Britespromotion as he was awarded his fifth degree on his black belt by the IBJJF at the Equipe Jucao All-School Seminar and Dinner.
This marks Jucao as New York City’s only fifth degree black belt in Jiu Jitsu!
Also among the evening’s high promotions was Jose Carlos Mendes Junior’s second degree on his black belt from Professor Jucao.
The seminar was in Garwood, NJ and attended by over 100 students from nine Equipe Jucao schools and affiliates, including those as far away as Los Angeles. The evening offered a rare opportunity for Equipe Jucao students from various regions to train and learn from one another. The dinner following the seminar was held at Boi Na Brasa in Newark, NJ where diplomas, awards, and Jucao’s special surprise presents were issued.”
Equipe Jucão USA’s all-school Holiday Seminar and Dinner was held on Sunday, December 8th in Garwood, NJ. All locations and affiliates throughout the Northeast were invited, and we had a great turnout. Many thanks to all who were in attendance and for making it such a special day.
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Ailson Henrique Brites is profiled in this month’s Gracie Magazine, for his partnership with Modern Martial Arts NYC. Equipe Jucão USA expanded in 2013, adding more locations and a dedicated kids program. Congratulations Jucão!