About

RodManecoJR

Professor Andre Maneco 

Carlson Gracie Black Belt 2 degree has over 20 years of experience in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competing in over 100 BJJ tournaments  winning most, Maneco’s experience makes him an expert in proper training and preparation. Raised alongside many BJJ fighters on the Carlson Gracie’s Elite Team, including Cassio Cardoso, Marcelo Alonso, Rei Diogo, Renato Tavares, Rodrigo Medeiros , Carlson Gracie Jr, Rinaldo Santos, Helio Soneca, helped increase his level of instruction and experience. Maneco had the privilege to study and fight for 5 years under the legend of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu “Carlson Gracie Sr” in the city of Chicago, place where Maneco is looking forward to begin his legacy, passing to his students the same knowledge and passion for BJJ once taught by his masters.

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ACHIEVEMENTS:

BLACK BELT:

  • 2014 European IBJJF Championship (Gold Medal)
  • 2013 World IBJJF Championship (Bronze Medal)
  • 2013 Pan – American IBJJF Championship (Silver Medal)
  • 2013 National IBJJF Championship (Gold Medal)
  • 2013 National IBJJF (No Gi) Championship (Gold Medal)
  • 2013 National IBJJF (NO Gi-Absolute) (Silver Medal)
  • 2013 Chicago Winter (No Gi) Open IBJJF Championship (Gold Medal)
  • 2013 Chicago Winter Open IBJJF Championship (Gold Medal)
  • 2013 Chicago Summer Open (No-Gi) Championship (Gold Medal)
  • 2013 Chicago Summer Open IBJJF Championship (Bronze Medal)
  • 2013 Chicago Summer Open (No Gi-Absolute) Championship (Gold Medal)
  • 2013 Chicago Summer Open (Absolute) Championship (Gold Medal)
  • 2013 European IBJJF Championship (Gold Medal)
  • 2012 World IBJJF Championship (Gold Medal)
  • 2012 Pan – American IBJJF Championship (Gold Medal)
  • 2012 European IBJJF Championship (Gold Medal)
  • 2012 National IBJJF Championship (Gold Medal)
  • 2012 National  IBJJF (No Gi) Championship  (Gold Medal)
  • 2012 Toronto Open IBJJF Championship (Gold Medal)
  • 2012 Miami Open IBJJF Championship (Gold Medal)
  • 2012 Chicago Open IBJJF Championship (Gold Medal)
  • 2012 Las Vegas Open Championship ( Silver Medal)
  • 2011 Las Vegas Open IBJJF Championship ( Gold Medal)
  • 2011 Chicago Open IBJJF Championship (Silver Medal)
  • 2009 Pan-American IBJJF Championship (Silver Medal)
  • 2009 Arnold’s Championship (Silver Medal)
  • 2009 Arnold’s “Absolute” Championship (Bronze Medal)
  • 2008 Gracie National Championship( Gold Medal)

BROWN BELT:

  • 2006 C3 Championship ( Gold Medal)
  • 2006 C3  ” Absolute ” Championship  (Gold Medal)
  • 2006 Naga Championship (Gold Medal)
  • 2006 Naga (No Gi ) Championship (Gold Medal

PURPLE BELT:

  • 2005 Arnold’s Championship ( Gold Medal)
  • 2004-2005 Naga Championship (4x Gold Medal)
  • 2004 Naga Championship (Silver Medal)

 

BLUE BELT:

  • 2004 Pan-American IBJJF Championship (Gold Medal)
  • 2003-2004 Naga Championship Gi & no Gi ( 6x Gold Medal)

 

Work History

  • Carlson Gracie Academy Team – Chicago – USA                        2005-2008
  • Carlson Gracie Academy Team – California – USA                     2008-2009
  • Torres Martial Arts Academy – Indiana    – USA                         2009-2012

 

Extra Certifications/Licenses:

  • Certified IBJJF Referee
  • CPR Certified
  • Self Defense Specialist License
  • Unarmed Combat License

 

Languages:

  • Fluency in English, Portuguese and Spanish.