The Heights Jiu-Jitsu Club in Houston, Texas, offers instruction in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for all ages in two locations inside the Loop area. Our main location is at the Brazilian Arts Foundation located in the Heights, with a new satellite location at Breakaway Speed Sports Training in Bellaire.
Head Instructor Marcos Cerqueira was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and has been practicing and working with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since the middle 90’s. Marcos had the opportunity to train with the big names of jiu-jitsu like Carlos Henrique (black belt 3rd degree), Master Carlson Gracie (in memoriam), Grand Master Francisco Mansur (Red Belt 9th degree), Hannette Staack (ADCC 2007 Female Champion), Andre Negao (black belt 2nd degree, who together with Master Luis Carlos Mateus Dias “Manimal” promoted Marcos to a black belt) among others. For many years Marcos fought many jiu-jitsu tournaments in Brazil, always defending the names of Carlos Henrique and the Carlson Gracie Team. In 2001, as a brown belt, he decided to concentrate more on teaching this incredible and efficient martial art. At first, Marcos began teaching in his home country and now in Houston, at the Brazilian Arts Foundation.
Satellite Location @ BreakAway Speed (BAS)
8715 West Loop S
Houston, TX 77096