Brasa is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion academy that was formed in 2004. This team came together after one of the most surprising break-ups in the history of the sport, a split in the Alliance Jiu-Jitsu squad that laid the foundation for Brasa and later for a number of other teams that have grown to be among the strongest academies of the 21st century.
During the mid-2000′s Brasa dominated the competition through champions such as such as Ronaldo ‘Jacaré’ Souza, Robert Drysdale, Felipe Costa, Demian Maia, Rodrigo ‘Comprido’ Medeiros and many others
Through the hard work of instructors such as Felipe Costa, Rodrigo ‘Comprido’ Medeiros and Muzio de Angelis, the team has consistently poured talented grapplers into BJJ’s top competitions
The name ‘Brasa’ came to Felipe Costa upon one of his travels to Porto Seguro, the place where the Portuguese first landed many centuries ago. There he saw the trees that gave Brazil its name, the Pau Brasil – also known as Brazilwood.
The name was given to the tree due to its red pigment (valuable to the Portuguese) which resembled the color of ember that in Portuguese is translated to ‘Brasa’. The Brasa logo is represented by a comet with flames. This symbolizes our national and international teams around the globe.
Our school is a member of Brasa and we compete under the Brasa name. There are seminars that are hosted by various Brasa members that you will typically have not only access to, but at a discounted cost.