Brazilian Vale Tudo Academy

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1055 SE Holbrook Ct, Ste 7, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952

EMAIL: [email protected]
Self Defense Academy, Mixed Martial Arts Port Saint Lucie, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Port Saint Lucie, Judo Port Saint Lucie, Russain Sambo Port Saint Lucie, and Boxing Port Saint Lucie is offered at the Brazilian Vale Tudo Academy. The only MMA Gym in the St. Lucie County or Martin County offering 4 Martial Arts to form an AMAZING Martial Arts Program.  

About Lineage and Instructors

Brazilian Vale Tudo Academy is a Self Defense and Mixed Martial Arts Gym that represents what Vale Tudo (MMA) is really about. BVT was founded in 2009 under the watchful eye of Coach Lucas Morley. We are the only school in Florida that is proud and able to say we offer the best martial arts for the MMA community. We offer Self Defense, Vale Tudo (MMA), Russian Sambo , Judo, Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Boxing. Students of the BVT Academy will be eligible to rank and train in all the best martial arts system seen today in organizations like the UFC, Affliction, WEC and others main events.

Martial Arts Lineage

Renato Tavares was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1968. He started training in BJJ at the age of 6 years old with Geni Rebello now 85 years old. Geni Rebello is one of the best masters in Brazil and he is a black belt from Carlos e Helio Gracie. Geni Rebello has made many students State, Pan-American and World Champions around the world.

Renato Tavares is a world-renowned authority in the area of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and Grappling Enhancement and is one of the best coaches in grappling activity. His thirst for knowledge has made Renato a technician par excellence. Tavares has been training for about 36 years and competing for more than 30 years.

At ten years old he was the instructor, helping his Master Geni Rebello and his son Cirilo Rebello teach new students.

In the last fifteen years, he has made big changes in many cities and states that he visited through his high level of instruction. In Parana, a state in the south of Brazil, he took Jiu Jitsu to the next step, he made BJJ level be recognized in the BJJ community, in just three years Curitiba made the firsts world champions, and he.

After training under Geni, Tavares moved to Rio and trained with Carlson Gracie Sr. for over 10 years.

Master Koulikov grew up in Moscow, Russia and began his training in 3rd grade at SAMBO 70, the most prestigious SAMBO school in the world. Under the guidance of Sergei Vorotyagin, a national and world champion, he won and placed in two All-Soviet competitions, as well as countless regional and promotional tournaments.

Upon immigrating to the United States in 1996 and being unable to find a SAMBO gym, Master Vlad joined a grappling club where he was exposed to Jiu Jitsu. He found that his SAMBO background enhanced his Jiu Jitsu performance, and he quickly fell in love with it.

Here in the United States, Master Vlad placed three times in the USA Open and represented team USA in Combat Sambo in the World Championship in 2008. He also placed and won multiple NAGA and Grapplers Quest tournaments and was awarded the most technical fighter in the very first Grapplers Quest competition winning all his matches by submissions.

Martial Arts and Self Denfense Instructors

Lucas Morley is a Black Belt in Judo and Sambo under Master Vladislav. He is also a 3rd Degree Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Master Renato Tavares.