HEAD BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU INSTRUCTOR / BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU BLACK BELT
Born and raised in Porto Alegre in Brazil, Rodrigo Salazar came to the United States in 2000. No one is more able to teach a unique and strategic approach to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu than Rodrigo. He is acknowledged for his superior Brazilian Jiu Jitsu experience of more than 16 years. The world-renowned former world champion Red and Black Belt instructor Fabio Santos was his trainer, whom he gained his black belt from.
Since 2008 Rodrigo Salazar has been training law enforcement agency’s in USA and South America and have done numerous seminars including with Relson Gracie , Helio Gracie second oldest son creator of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In 2009 after lived in Europe, Hawaii and California he moved to Denver CO where he opened the first Relson Gracie School in Denver. The Denver Jiu Jitsu schools operated by Rodrigo Salazar focus to teach they students “street effective techniques”. That Rodrigo evolved to help defend yourself in a survival situations where there are no rules.
Rodrigo supervise and teaches at both Central and Aurora/DTC Academies. He is a friendly and patient instructor who gives special attention to detail. His everyday classes can promote critical thinking skills that his students find beneficial inside and outside the fighting arena.