Professor Bittencourt is a 5th Degree Brazilian-Jui-Jitsu black belt and professional MMA fighter from Brazil and is currently the highest ranking BJJ Instructor on Staten Island. Marcia Bittencourt began his training more than 30 years ago under the tutelage of world champion Ricardo de la Riva; He trained for years at the world famous Chute Boxing Gym in Brazil before coming to the US. Professor Bittencourt owns and operates several highly successful martial arts academies, which specialize in teaching children and adults of all ages. Additionally, Marcio was the lead instructor for the Brazilian Nation Police Force for nearly a decade. He is notably the two time European Brazilian-Jui-Jitsu champion and has competed professionally around the world.