Joao Kauvauti, Senior Instructor (Brazil / Japan)

A seasoned competitor, Joao moved to Japan as a blue belt from his native Brazil. One of Mario Yokoyama’s original students, Joao trained at the original Gracie Oceania in Nagoya, Japan and was awarded his black belt in 2009. Joao’s leadership and ability as an instructor is reflected in the success of his students at Gracie Oceania Japan.