4th degree black belt Octavio “Ratinho” Couto happens to be passing through St. Louis on his way to conduct a seminar tour in Europe. So we can’t pass up the opportunity to learn from him while he’s in our back yard. The depth of his BJJ knowledge is amazing and you don’t want to miss this visit.

He will be here Saturday, April 25th from 3:30-5:30 pm.

Also, for those of you attending the seminar at Kickin It Martial Arts in Marshfield, MO the night before on the 24th, we are offering a discount. Come to both seminars for only $100.



From BJJHereos:

Octavio Couto, also known as “Ratinho”, is a highly regarded grappling coach and a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Romero Cavalcanti. Ratinho was one of the founders of the Brasa Jiu Jitsu Academy, he has been responsible for the growth of fighters such as Fernando Terere, the Vieira brothers, Felipe Costa amongst many others.

Nickname: “Ratinho” means little mouse or mousy. The name is usually used to describe someone with certain distinct facial features

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Otavio Couto

Main Achievements:

  • Brazilian National Championship (1993 – purple belt)
  • Copa Atlântico Sul (1994 – brown belt)
  • Internacional de Masters e Seniors Bronze Medallist (2007)