Gabriel truly is a modern embodiment of Bushido, foremost a man of exceptional moral fabric, and a truly exceptional example of a martial artist. Being a direct student of Carlson Gracie and later a member of the famed Brazillian Top Team should testify enough to the elite level of skill he possesses, however Gabriel’s tremendous work ethic compels him to continually to train with other elite competitors and refine his art.
This heart is no better exemplified than in his role as an instructor and coach, where he breaks his wisdom into easily digestible morsels for students, holding back nothing and ensuring that his students master every fine detail of every single movement.
More important, than the physical aspects of the sport, Gabriel necessitates that every student is imbued with proper mental tenacity and determination (the “gameness”). Carlson’s legacy lives on in every single class Gabriel teaches.
Student & Friend