Professor Ron Boiuso - Black Belt 2nd Degree

Ron Boiuso achieved the rank of Black Belt in 2010 and has been teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for over 9 years. He graduated from The University of Florida and is a former member of the Gator Football SEC Championship team. Ron is a Deputy Sheriff with Palm Beach County and was awarded the 2010 Police Officer of the Year from the Police Benevolent Association.

His list of accomplishments include:

2010 Pan American No-Gi Championship Absolute gold medal
2010 Florida State Jiu-Jitsu Championship Absolute gold medal, third place
2010 prestigious Pan American Championship
Silver medal in the IBJJF Miami International Open

Master Mauricio Rilion Gracie - Coral Belt 7th Degree

Rilion Gracie is the youngest male son of the Grand Master Carlos Gracie Sr. (the founder of Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and the creator of MMA ). He has been involved in his father’s tradition since he was born. He has grown up in the world of mats, healthy living, improved life skills and philosophic concepts of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Rilion is proud to have had his father Carlos Sr. and his brother Rolls (the forefather of modern Jiu Jitsu) as his mentors and professors.

Before Jiu-Jitsu became a sport, it was a martial art based on the principals of respect, hierarchy, discipline, self-control, self-confidence, patience and many others. The objective is rendering the opponent into submission.

Rilion fought competitively for 15 years in both Jiu Jitsu and free style matches. In his competitive career as a Black Belt he was never submitted, neither in competition nor in sparring sessions.

He is recognized in the Jiu Jitsu world for his mastery of the art and has become known for being “100% technical”.’

In the early 1980’s besides teaching at the Gracie Ipanema academy, he was a founding member of the Gracie JJ School in the Barra da Tijuca neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, along with his older brothers Crolin and Carlos Jr. In 1988, he was one of the instructors at the first Gracie Jiu Jitsu Seminar in the United States hosted by the actor and Martial Arts enthusiast Chuck Norris.