Biography

Wander Braga

Wander “The Crusher” Braga is a jiu-jitsu practitioner for 26 years, having been an apprentice of the legendary master Rickson Gracie and being formed as black belt by Master Jorge Pereira 17 years ago. Throughout more than two decades of experience, Wander resided for more than 10 years in Los Angeles, where he promoted many fights and taught in-depth classes and training sessions at the LA Boxing Club and LA Xtreme academy for four years, Homeland Security Department and at the prestigious Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). He founded the gyms MMA Fight Forum and Gauntlet BJJ / MMA, and he is the master of UFC fighter Gabriel “Napão” Gonzaga.

Currently, Wander has a 16-1 record in MMA and decided it was time to return to Brazil to share all his experience and knowledge for the development of MMA and BJJ in Brazil.

Proffesor Braga is also a sought-after coach in seminars, workshops and master classes. He is an instructor with a rare combination of skill sets in all areas of fighting: self defense, wrestling, judo, strikes to set-up takedowns, MMA, no-gi and gi based BJJ.

Master Braga speaks English fluently.

Wander Braga’s headquarters (CLUBE OASIS) is located in Rio where he teaches with the help of his cousin Sergio Braga.
TEAM BRAGA / HEADQUARTERS (CLUBE OASIS)
telefone number (+5521)97230-1336
Classes (BJJ , Submission , Muay Thai and MMA )
ADRESS- Av. Prefeito Dulcídio Cardoso, 3007 Barra da Tijuca – Rio de Janeiro – RJ CEP: 22630-021

His new DVD “The Half Guard Connection” is available on Budovideos.

Competition Achievements:

  • 2nd Place, IBJJF Rome Open 2014, Medium Heavy, Black Belt Master 2
  • IBJJF European Champion 2013, Senior 1 – Middle
  • Brazilian Champion (No-gi), Brasileiro 2012
  • 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 Casino/California)
  • King of The Cage 36(Unfinished Business)-Champion,2004(Soboba Cassino/California)
  • 8 Times Vale Tudo Champion

With the legendary Rickson Gracie

With his teacher, Jorge Pereira

With his student,UFC fighter and BJJ World Champion, Gabriel "Napao" Gonzaga

In the corner of Gabriel Napao Gonzaga (UFC 142 in Rio)

With a young Gabriel Gonzaga

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