It has come to our attention that BJJ coral belt Pedro Sauer is currently hosting a BJJ camp in Brazil together with convicted serial sex ofender Romolo Barros.
Romolo Barros Silva is a black belt under Rickson Gracie, who was arrested and charged with sexual assault on three women in Maui.
Here is the information about Pedro Sauer’s camp which is held every year in Petropolis, Brazil on his family propert and caters mostly to foreigners:
Here is Pedro Sauer’s live facebook video from the Camp where you can see Romolo Barros at the 34 secs mark:
Screen shot of facebook video showing Romolo Barros in case Pedro Sauer deletes it:
Now Wesley Petersen, a BJJ black belt instructor who was once once an instructor at one of Romolo Barros’ affiliates has spoken out. Earlier this year, when BJJEE first broke the news about Romolo Barros’ crimes, mr Petersen decided to leave his team because they had refused to cut tie with Barros. He directly accuses Pedro Sauer and Rickson Gracie of supporting Barros.
Here is what he had to say about this whole situation:
Earlier this year, BJJEE.com was the first media to run the story about Rickson Gracie’s federation, the JJGF having 3 convicted sexual offenders registered as part of their association. Rickson Gracie was seen in instagram posts of January 2018 with his student David W. Arnebeck, an owner of 3 martial arts schools who was sentenced for molesting a 15 year old back in 2013.
BJJEE also exposed 2 more convicted sexual offenders part of the JJGF, Romolo Barros Silva (Rickson Gracie black belt & was arrested and charged with sexual assault on three women in Maui) and Scott Naugle, (BJJ black belt, instructor at Leverage Jiu-Jitsu, convicted of sexual battery on a child of less than 13 years of age).
The JJGF then made a statement that they would be enforcing background checks from tis moment on wouldn’t tolerate any sexual misconduct from their instructors:
The Jiu-Jitsu Global Federation (JJGF) has a zero-tolerance policy prohibiting all forms of sexual abuse and assault of individuals, including sexual molestation, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, sexual injury, and sexual harassment.
It now appears that Pedro Sauer, a coral belt under Rickson Gracie, member of the JJGF council and of Gracie University has invited a special guest instructor at his annual summer BJJ camp in Brazil: no other than Romolo Barros, the triple convicted sex offender!