Ronaldo Jacare Set To Open Dream BJJ Academy in Florida

Ronaldo Jacare Set To Open Dream BJJ Academy in Florida

BJJ world champion and UFC contender Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza has made the announcement on his official Instagram account that he will soon be opening his first ever BJJ academy in Orlando, Florida.

This is great news for all Jiu-Jitsu practitioners as Jacare is a legend of the sport who left relatively early to pursue an MMA career.

“I am so happy to say that I have just started the project of my BJJ Academy. I am so thankful for @crisgusmao.usa expert designer for having embraced this project with me . She is doing an amazing job .
Coming to Orlando soon : Ronaldo Jacare BJJ Academy.”

A few years ago, Jacare even said that he’d probably make more money running a BJJ academy and affiliates than fighting Pro MMA:

“I’m happy to be fighting. But I have no problem stopping fighting. I stopped competing in jiu-jitsu in 2005 when I was at the top of my career, and if I think it’s too much for me, that I’m full of it, I can stop fighting. That’s it. I can open my own gym, make as much money as I make fighting, and be happy. I have this dream of having my own gym, so I have no problem stopping fighting.”

“No, it doesn’t go through my mind to stop fighting, but if I get full of it, I can stop fighting. I can teach. I have this leverage. And I’m sure, I’ll have a lot of students. Do the math, 400 students training with me.”

Jacare teaching his sons:


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Hoje o treino foi com meus filhos, ensinando algumas técnicas de #Judô #Domingo #sunday 🐊

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It is still not clear whether Jacare will continue his MMA career, or retire and focus on teaching Jiu-Jitsu and maybe even competing in Jiu-Jitsu once again.