Villardo Jiu-Jitsu Academy
The Villardo Jiu-Jitsu Academy, founded in 1996, is the official academy of the 1996 World Jiu-Jitsu champion Mauricio Villardo 4th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Royler Gracie. Whether you’re starting as a beginner or looking to master your technique for Jiu-Jitsu or MMA competitions, the Academy has classes for all ages and experience. The Academy is full of students helping each other stay committed so everybody reaches their peak performance.
At the Villardo Jiu-Jitsu Academy you will learn the most complete and effective self-defense system. BJJ can be applied in numerous situations, from a boy who has been bullied at school to a woman that needs to defend herself from an abuser, a law enforcement officer that needs to be able to control a suspect or someone who just wants to exercise doing something different than the boring daily gym routine.
Royler Gracie Visits BJJ School in Wellington
We had the honor of hosting Royler Gracie, a 7th degree red/black belt recipient, in the style pioneered by his family, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Instructor Villardo had the honor of receiving his black belt and eventually teaching classes with Royler and Rolker Gracie at the Gracie Humaita Academy in Rio de Janeiro.
Pan No-Gi 2010
With only 3 athletes, we represented Mauricio Villardo BJJ by bringing home 4 medals and helping our competition team (Gracie Humaita) to be first place in the master division. It was also great to see Professor Villardo returning to the mats after 9 years without competing.