Regarded internationally as a leading competitor in both Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts, Mario Yokoyama is known for his training methods, technical knowledge, and attention to detail. Trained since childhood in Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Mario moved to Sydney in 2004 where he now lives and teaches at his Academy. A Judo black belt, and 2nd degree BJJ black belt under the late Ryan Gracie, Mario regularly competes at State, National, International and World title events. Some of Mario’s titles include:

– CFC Lightweight Champion

– King of the Ring Lightweight Champion

– New York IBJJF Open Champion

– Melbourne IBJJF Open Champion

– Brazilian IBJJF National Champion

– Asian IBJJF Open Champion

– World No-Gi IBJJF Silver Medalist


Mario Yokoyama is available to lead seminars in any academy / school by request. Seminars generally run for 3 hours, and are customised to meet the needs and level of the host academy and to the request of the host instructor.


Seminar Topics:

– Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Fundamentals, Advanced & Master Techniques

– Competition Strategies & Techniques

– Judo


– Self-Defence

– Women’s Self-Defence

– Children’s Self-Defence


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