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Wander Biography

Wander Braga is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Jorge Pereira. Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Wander has been training jiu-jitsu for over two decades. He is currently 16-1 as an MMA fighter and devotes his time to teaching at his two academies.

Select Achievements
 Jiu-Jitsu Competition-Submission (NO GI)
  • World Championship NO Gi –  champion , 2008 .(lightweight)
  • World Championship NO GI –2nd place , 2008  (Absolute Div.)
  • World Championship NO GI – 2nd  place , 2007.(lightweight)
  • Pro Am Grappling -super fight  Champion , 2001
  • World BJJ Tournament-3rd place,1999
  • Pan American JJ Tournament- 2nd place,1999
  • Pan American JJ Tournament- 3rd place 1996
  • Brazilian JJ Tournament-   multiple  x  Champion (CBJJ) / National
  • Liga of Brazilian JJ Tournament- 2 x Champion (98 / 99 LBJJ) /National
  • Qualify to ABUDHABI –(Rio de Janeiro-Brazil) 1999
  • State of Rio de Janeiro Tournament- multiple x  Champion (FJJRJ)
Mixed Martial Arts-Vale Tudo
  • MMA Record : 16 – 1
  • 2nd Circuit of Free Style fights- Champion ,1996(SP-Brazil)
  • 3rd Circuit of Free Style fights- Champion , 1997(SP-Brazil)
  • 1st Brazilian Free Style fights- Champion , 1997(SP-Brazil)
  • 1st Inside Fighter of Vale Tudo- Champion , 1998(Vitoria/ES-Brazil)
  • 2nd Inside Fighter of Vale Tudo- Champion , 1999(Vitoria/ES-Brazil)
  • World Extreme Cagefighting 7 -  Champion ,2003(Lemoore/California)
  • King of The Cage 33 (AFTER SHOCK)-Champion,2004(Soboba Cassino/California)
  • King of The Cage 36(Unfinish Busines)-Champion,2004(Soboba Cassino/California) 
  • 8 Times Vale Tudo Champion

Mafu Kobus

BJJ Black Belt Assistant Instructor

I began training with Professor Wander Braga in 2001.  As a white belt I was barely aware of all of the things that would be necessary for me to learn along the path to being a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt.Fortunately I had Wander there to help guide me.The art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is very rich.Wander’s methods of instruction make it so that the art is accessible to people from all walks of life without diluting the techniques and traditions that make Brazilian Jiu Jitsu so practical and beneficial. The confidence I now have to approach external and internal challenges comes from training with and teaching under an elite martial artist like Wander Braga. His influence in our art is widespread and ever-growing.His abilities in the sports of BJJ and MMA seem limitless.I would recommend that anybody who wants to experience what the true art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is about come to see Wander and train under a true BJJ legend.

Ronald L Weber

BJJ Purple Belt


My name is Ron Weber, I am 52 years old. My profession is state construction inspector and I have been a student of Wander Braga’s for approximately 4-1/2 years in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. During this time I have gotten to know professor Braga on a personal level as well. Professionally, his integrity is unparalleled; he has dedicated his life to the training and education of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. His academy is known for its excellent instruction by Professor Braga and his staff. I have trained at other academies before, but never received the kind of personal attention to detail as with Professor Braga. He has brought in some of the most talented Jiu Jitsu and mixed martial artists on the scene today for seminars and to show that what we learn from professor Braga is real and current. On a personal level, Wander is a wonderful person and a dedicated family man. He is greatly respected by a large circle of friends from all over the world, and we are all considered part of Wander’s family. In closing, my experience with Wander Braga has been completely positive and I consider him a close personal friend and my master in Jiu Jitsu for life.

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