A first degree black belt, Professor Mario is one of Demetrius's oldest students and has been with TBJJ since 1999.  An engineer for IBM, Mario applies the skills from his profession to Jiu-Jitsu by breaking down positions currently trending on the competition circuit and developing techniques and styles to counter them.  
Professor Mario is an exciting competitor and is revered by his teammate for his unflinching, unrelenting style.  In the past Mario has been sparring partners for the likes of former UFC champions Ricco Rodriguez and Chuck Liddell.


  • Pheonix International Open Champion (Open Weight Division)
  • NAGA Expert Division Champion (No-Gi)
  • NAGA Champion (Gi)