Joao Crus was born in Brasilia, Brazil, and moved to Rio de Janeiro when he was 17 years old. In his youth, he was very active and athletic in swimming. He started his initial Martial Arts training with Karate at the age of 22 and earned the rank of brown belt. Just before he was about to test for his black belt, he stumbled upon Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and began secretly attending classes while he was still training Karate.

In his competitions in Karate, Joao won 5 State Tournaments and was 2nd place in a National Tournament in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. However, once Joao had a taste of BJJ he no longer had the desire to complete his black belt in Karate and began training BJJ full time in 1998.

Place Joao Crus Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Head CoachProfessor: Joao Crus

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