Bruno Tostes Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy/The Renzo Gracie Latham, New York Academy is the Capital District’s premier source for Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Whether your goals are training for competition, self-defense, physical fitness, or recreation,we have the program to meet your needs.
Head Instructor Bruno Tostes is a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu under the legendary Renzo Gracie. A native of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Bruno’s training began in Master Vinicius “Draculino” Magalhaes’ renowned Gracie Barra BH organization as a student of Cristiano “Titi” Lazzarini. Since relocating to the US, Bruno has been a dedicated student of Master Renzo Gracie and the other Professors of Renzo’s NYC Academy. Our Academy is fortunate to come from such an esteemed instructional pedigree, with unquestionable roots so close to legendary masters of the art.
Bruno is a nationally recognized competitor in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Submission Grappling, with numerous advanced division titles, and super fight victories, and is a regular participant in elite invitation only grappling divisions.