Marcel is a 3rd Degree BJJ Black Belt from São Paulo, Brazil and has been training BJJ since 1997, receiving his Black Belt in 2007 from Professor Rick Kowarick of Cia Paulista Jiu Jitsu (Rickson Gracie > Marcelo Behring > Waldomiro Perez Jr)
He is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu coach, competitor and referee. Most recently, he also got his certification as a Personal Trainer here in Australia.
To see his full list of titles and achievements:
Prof. Marcel Leteri Sasso de Oliveira
Prof. Marcel Leteri Sasso de Oliveira has set-up and runs his own gym (Fratelli Leteri) successfully in Verona, Italy for the past 10 years. He also worked and shared his talent holding seminars and running classes in various countries such as Brazil, Italy, USA, Portugal, Poland, and UAE just to name a few, and has now expanded to Australia. In 2016, supported by Coach Carlos “Português" Vieira and Cia Paulista Australia, he moved to Australia to study English and Fitness and Sport to better improve his coaching, as his dream is to dedicate himself full-time to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and sport-related activities. While here, he has continued spreading his knowledge of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and taken an active role in contributing and helping to grow the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu community in Australia.
He is now the Head Coach of Cia Paulista Brunswick (DMD’s MMA), Martial Spirit, and collaborates with a number of gyms around Melbourne, whilst refereeing and competing in various championships all across the country. He is a distinguished talent in the sport of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has competed actively since arriving in the country, winning some of the most prestigious championships throughout Australia.
Marcel is now ranked as the #1 Master Black Belt in Gi throughout the entire Australia.
He holds the current titles:
- AFBJJ Australian National Champion
- AFBJJ Victorian State Champion
- IBJJF Pan Pacific Champion
- UAEJJF Melbourne International Pro Champion
He is also known as one of the best referees in Australia, to date, he has refereed in a number of competitions all around Australia, in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Gold Coast to name a few, and is working closely with the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF), Australian Federation of Brasilian Jiu-Jitsu (AFBJJ) and Grappling Industries to referee, compete and promote Jiu-Jitsu throughout Australia.
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