Convicted Pedophile BJJ Coral Belt under Reylson Gracie Opens BJJ Academy in Malaga, Spain

Convicted Pedophile BJJ Coral Belt under Reylson Gracie Opens BJJ Academy in Malaga, Spain

News has reached BJJEE that a BJJ coral belt who is a convicted pedophile has opened an academy in Malaga in the South of Spain.

The coral belt in question is Brazilian former UFC fighter Joao Marco Pierini and is the head coach at Rilion Gracie Malaga that changed their name to Reylson Gracie Europe now.

In 2015, Joe Moreira promoted Joao Marco Pierini to sixth degree blackbelt in Mexico. He is now a coral belt as of last month as it was Reylson Gracie (son of Carlos Gracie Sr. and father of Rodrigo Gracie) who promoted him…

Pieirini was promoted by Gracie to coral belt after all his convictions and time spent in prison.

This is his Facebook profile. He goes by the name of Joao Marcos now:


IG : https://www.instagram.com/joaomarcos8902/

Pierini is a convicted pedophile and registered sex offender in the United States.

In 2006, Pierini assaulted teenage boys in Half Moon Bay CA, USA and pled no contest ( to 1 felony, 3 misdemeanor charges of child molestation) and was convicted in 2007. He spent 2 years in prison.

Pierini’s public arrest records courtesy of GeorgetteOden

He was deported after a year in jail and is a lifetime registrant on the sex offender registry.

In 2010 he sneaked back into the United States illegally.


Mugshot from his original arrest for child molestation.

IBJJF requires background checks in order to get belts certified.
Read what the certificate says  about ethic and moral:

A person may be disqualified and prohibited from serving as a volunteer, athlete, spectator, professor, or certified Black Belt if he or she has been convicted of any of the following felony or sex offense by courtroom trial, a plea of “guilty”, or a please of “no contest” with a court finding of “guilty” regardless of means of adjudication or receiving court-directed programs in lieu of conviction.

    • Any and all sex offenses including but not limited to child molestation, rape, sexual assault and/or battery, sodomy, prostitution, solicitation, or indecent exposure, regardless the time passed since the conviction.
    • All felony violence offenses, including but not limited to murder, manslaughter, aggravated assault, kidnapping, robbery, aggravated burglary, regardless of the time passed since the conviction.
    • All other felony offenses within the past 10 years, including but not limited to drug offenses, theft, embezzlement, fraud, and child endangerment.
    • Individuals in pending court cases for any offense falling into one of the above categories will be immediately disqualified. However, if the disposition or outcome of the pending case does not meet the above criteria, the application or current member will be considered exonerated and accepted or reinstated as a member in good standing.”