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Vinicius De Castro is a founder and head coach of Mandala Jiu-Jitsu School. Vinicius started learning the art of Jiu-Jitsu at the age of 9 and now is a fourth degree black belt under Master Jose Henrique Leao Teixeira. He has participated and won several competitions and championships, and still is an active competitor. Vinicius has dedicated his life to practicing and teaching Jiu-Jitsu, also he has Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education and Master's Degree in Psychomotor Learning. Vinicius has developed his unique style of teaching by applying his academic knowledge and experience in to Jiu-Jitsu. 

Mike Brooks is a BJJ brown belt who teaches our early bird adult classes at 7am. Mike is an active competitor and an experienced instructor with great attention to detail when teaching techniques. He is also a bike enthusiast, cycling all around the world in his spare time (ask him about his adventures). 

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