Instructors


Stan

Stan Beck
Owner and Head Instructor
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt, CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1) Trainer.

Stan Beck has been training in the martial arts for over 30 years and has trained with many of the world’s top-ranked mixed martial arts competitor’s, himself becoming champion in numerous N.A.G.A. and Grappler’s Quest events. Stan has studied directly under Renzo Gracie for over 17 years and has also trained extensively in many other martial arts styles and disciplines including Shotokan Karate, Kickboxing, Boxing and Jeet Kune Do. He now lives in Florida with his wife and two sons.

 

Nei SedaNei Seda
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Judo Black Belt.

A Rio de Janeiro native, Nei started in the martial arts at age 6, initially with Judo, achieving the rank of black belt.

After moving to Barra, he had his first contact with Jiu Jitsu in 1988. Nei started his training with the legend Master Romero “Jacare” Cavalcanti, who was one of the first students of Rolls Gracie. Nei later transferred to Alexandre “Gigi” Paiva’s school as a instructor. Alexandre was part of the first generation of Jacare’s students and had invited Nei to be his assistant because he was considered to be one of his most technical students. Nei has competed in several tournaments and competitions winning several state and national titles. He earned his black belt in 1998.

Nei is now training and teaching at the Renzo Gracie Academy in Weston, where he resides.

 

juan_black_beltJuan Rodriguez
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Juan Rodriguez is the coach of our kids and juniors programs which ranging from ages 4 to 15. Juan is absolutely passionate about improving the lives of children and helping them to develop into mature, confident, healthy, and successful adults. Many of his students have greatly improved their grades, developed confidence and self-esteem, learned discipline, and have gone on to successful careers.
Juan is most well known for his laid back, simple step-by-step, detailed instruction on techniques, positions, and technical game on the mats.

Juan grew up in Venezuela with a burning interest in physical challenges and a strong competitive spirit. At the age of 10, Juan’s natural drive towards intense physical sports led him to pursuit a variety of martial arts. When he came across Jiu Jitsu in 2007, it became clear to him he had finally found his niche in the intricate and complex world of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

 

SantosSantos Caban
Wrestling
MMA Takedowns

Santos has had a very lengthy and successful wrestling career. Spanning over 30 in competing and teaching, Santos has competed against the very best in the nation as well as teaching his students to reach a level they never thought possible.

Here are some of his credentials:

  • 2 x NJCAA Wrestling All American
  • 2 x NCAA Wrestling Div 1 National Qualifier
  • 4th Place MAWA Nationals

Santos like to say that he is “dedicated to developing and maximizing the skills of wrestlers of every level. My Goal is to provide a complete training and development outlet where my experience can provide the instruction and insight to give the advantage needed to build a successful student or competitor.“


Private Training Room

We have a private training room with a TV to wirelessly watch techniques to accommodate our members who would like some extra training as well as a playroom for children to be able to relax and watch movies while their siblings or parents are training. There are also locker rooms and a shower here at the facility.

The Renzo Gracie Training Center of Weston proudly serves the public of Weston, Sunrise, Davie, Pembroke Pines, Cooper City, Plantation, Tamarac, Southwest and Sunshine Ranches as well as all of Fort Lauderdale in Broward.


December 11, 2017
Jiu Jitsu Sweep To Triangle
Here is a nice set up by faking a sweep to set up a deep triangle. I like it a lot because it doesn't give an experienced fighter time to think, you are betting on his instincts to post his arm to prevent a sweep which drops him right into the triangle.


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