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Master Edison Leadro Da Silva

Instructor
RANK: 8th Degree Red & White Belt

Biography

Over 55 years of experience in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo.

He started practicing Jiu-Jitsu in 1963 in Padre Miguel, Rio de Janeiro. In 1964, he began training Judo in The Guanabarina Judo Federation under GM Ynagashima (KODOKAN OF JAPAN) where
he received his Black Belt at the age of 18. He enlisted in the Brazilian Army in 1972. He received his BJJ Black Belt in 1972 as well. He opened his first BJJ School in 1972 and started competing for the Brazilian Army Team. He left the Military in 1978.
In 1992, Master Da Silva was invited by the Grand Master Carlos Robson Gracie to work as Dstylish of the Rio de Janeiro Jiu-Jitsu Federation in the West-RJ Region.
In 1994, he was invited by Master Carlinhos Gracie Jr as a Representative at CBJJ. Today Master Edison has more than 100 personal Black Belts around the world. He credits his linage to several Masters, such as Osvaldo Alves and Helio Gracie.
In 1998, Master Edison went to Japan to operate the Gracie BJJ School of Japan. There, he worked for 10 years training some of the best athletes in Japan and Brazil. He has trained many top Prime and K1 fighters. In 1998, Master Edison founded the Japanese Brazil Jiu-JItsu Federation.

Master Edison is the Founder and Director of the Grappling Zone Team. He instructs nightly at Grappling Zone.

Certifications

CHRONOLOGY OF GRADUATION.

  • Blue Belt on 2/3/1969
  • Purple Belt on 6/10/1970
  • Brown Belt on 12/30/1971
  • Black Belt on 12/30/1972
  • 7th RED AND BLACK MASTER – 2005 (Received the belt in Japan)
  • 8TH RED AND WHITE MASTER – 2016