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Roberto Cuartero III
Roberto Cuartero III
Head Instructor: Black Belt 1st Degree
Roberto is a former Marine who began his journey on the mat through wrestling.He has been training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for over 15 years. A husband and father of 4 he has a passion for the art that is displayed in his creative teaching style. His main goal is to help people reach their maximum potential using Jiu Jitsu as the vehicle. While the head instructor of Gracie Barra Jacksonville since 2009 Roberto has trained many top athletes in MMA as well as Jiu Jitsu. An avid competitor from 2004-2013 he has competed and placed in the NoGi World Championships (Bronze), Abu Dhabi Trials Gi (Silver), NAGA Expert Gi & NoGi (3x Gold)(2x Silver)(2x Bronze), Florida Grappling League NoGi Absolute Advanced (Champion) as well as numerous other tournament wins. In addition to Jiu Jitsu Roberto studied Combat Submission Wresting under Erik Paulson from 2005-2009 and became a Lvl 5 Coach.
Coach: Purple Belt
Robert began training in the martial arts at 12 years old after being beaten up by a group of boys during a fight at school. The karate lessons would soon turn into a career starting as an assistant instructor for a few classes a week. Once he received his first degree black belt he was then allowed to become a full time instructor eventually receiving the rank of third degree black belt. With 20 years of striking experience Robert has fought in Boxing, Kickboxing and numerous full contact matches.
Robert began working with Gracie Barra Jacksonville in 2011. Beginning as an assistant instructor for the kids classes. Over the many years of training, certifications and teaching he is currently the Kids Program Director and striking coach. He has taught thousands of students with an emphasis on working with the youth. Teaching hundreds of Anti-Bullying, Stranger Danger and Self Defense seminars to local schools in the Jacksonville area.
Been training here for a few years now and I've absolutely enjoyed every second of it. The instructors, staff, teammates and friends are one of a kind Come visit us whenever you are in town and check it out for yourself!! Oss
A great place to learn and grow. I have had an awesome experience training here and I learn something new every class. I couldn't ask for better training partners. This school welcomes beginners and advanced alike. Everyone is treated respectfully and it is certainly a family friendly establishment. You won't regret training here!
David Victor Cribbs
If anyone is looking for an EXCELLENT kids program (girls and boys) I highly recommend Gracie Barra. The coaches are amazing and wonderful. I've also heard great things about the adult program.