About

Andre Maneco Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

 

 

Professor Andre Maneco 

Carlson Gracie Black Belt 3rd 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.

 

ACHIEVEMENTS:

World IBJJF Championships

  • 2014 International Masters IBJJF Championship (Gold Medal)
  • 2014 World IBJJF Championship (Silver Medal)
  • 2013 World IBJJF Championship (Bronze Medal)
  • 2012 World IBJJF Championship (Gold Medal)

 

Pan-American IBJJF Championships

  • 2013 Pan – American IBJJF Championship (Silver Medal)
  • 2012 Pan – American IBJJF Championship (Gold Medal)
  • 2009 Pan-American IBJJF Championship (Silver Medal)
  • 2004 Pan-American IBJJF Championship (Gold Medal)

 

European Championships

  • 2015 European IBJJF Championship (Gold Medal)
  • 2014 European IBJJF Championship (Gold Medal)
  • 2014 European (No-Gi) IBJJF Championship (Gold Medal)
  • 2013 European IBJJF Championship (Gold Medal)
  • 2012 European IBJJF Championship (Gold Medal)

 

National IBJJF Championships

  • 2013 National IBJJF Championship (Gold Medal)
  • 2013 National IBJJF (No Gi) Championship (Gold Medal)
  • 2013 National IBJJF (No Gi-Absolute) (Silver Medal)
  • 2012 National IBJJF Championship (Gold Medal)
  • 2012 National IBJJF (No Gi) Championship (Gold Medal)

 

BJJ-PRO IBJJF Championships

  • 2014 BJJ-PRO Championship (Gold Medal)

 

Open IBJJF Championships

  • 2014 Chicago Open Summer IBJJF Championship (Gold Medal)
  • 2014 Rome Open IBJJF Championship (Gold Medal)
  • 2014 Chicago Open Spring IBJJF Championship (Gold Medal)
  • 2014 Chicago Open Spring (No-Gi) IBJJF Championship (Gold Medal)
  • 2013 New York Open Spring IBJJF Championship (Gold Medal)
  • 2013 Houston Open IBJJF Championship (Gold 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)
  • 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 IBJJF Championship (Silver Medal)
  • 2011 Las Vegas Open IBJJF Championship (Gold Medal)
  • 2011 Chicago Open IBJJF Championship (Silver Medal)

 

Arnold’s Championships

  • 2009 Arnold’s Championship (Silver Medal)
  • 2009 Arnold’s “Absolute” Championship (Bronze Medal)

 

Gracie Championships

  • 2008 Gracie National Championship (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:

  • Black belt degrees from IBJJF/USBJJF
  • Certified IBJJF Referee
  • CPR Certified
  • Self Defense Specialist License
  • Unarmed Combat License

 

Languages:

  • Fluency in English, Portuguese and Spanish.