Choke Master Sergio Bolao
Sergio Souza "Bolão"
Master | 7th degree Black Belt under Grand Master Carlson Gracie (RIP)
Master Sergio Souza, aka "Bolão", is one of the most successful fighters to come out of the Carlson Gracie Team in the early 1990s. Famous for his innovative and high-flying sweeps, Bolao made history in the competition circuit by fighting and defeating some of the sports all-time greats such as Fabio Gurgel, Jean Jacques Machado, Marcelo Behring and many others.
He is also an accomplished instructor who has produced a number of national and international champions. Once the resident instructor at the Carlson Gracie Academy in Copacabana, Bolao has been teaching in Brazil for over 20 years and has developed a large following over this period. He currently oversees the BJJ program at Corpo Quatro Academy in Ipanema alongside Professor Marcelo Kropotkin, who is a 4th degree black belt.