Master Marcio Stambowsky Receives His Red & White 8th Degree Belt

Master Marcio Stambowsky receives his Red & White Coral Belt from Master Reyson Gracie & Master Renzo Gracie on June 12th, 2017 at Renzo Gracie Academy in New York City. What a wonderful surprise!

"Today after the big Monday afternoon class at RGA, my beloved sensei, Renzo Gracie called the class in for a special moment - he awarded the coveted red and white belt to Marcio Stambowsky, a man who has lived and breathed jiu jitsu his whole life among the greatest men of the sport. He is one of only four men to receive his black belt from legendary Rolls Gracie. Even now he is a formidable presence on the mat with a beautiful game that represents many of the techniques and philosophy of his esteemed master and the other great masters of that era. His son, Neiman Gracie, teaches at RGA and fights in Bellator MMA league - father and son representing the classic and Neo schools of jiu jitsu. Joining us was Reyson Gracie, uncle of Renzo and Ruran, son of Renzo. What an incredible mix of youth and experience from the first family of jiu jitsu! Listening to the conversation and stories I learned about our sport than I did from most formal instruction! What a fine example from Mr. Stambowsky for everyone today about how constant maintenance of our skills can make jiu jitsu effective over a lifetime and a formative influence on a new generation." - Coach John Danaher


"After 31 years in the Black belt. After 7 years Coral belt. I am earning a red and white belt that means 8th-degree black belt. I am starting a new phase in my life, thank you God for giving me that opportunity." - Master Marcio Stambowsky


Huge congrats to our Master Marcio Stambowsky on receiving his Red & White Coral Belt! It is such an honor to train with you and we are so very proud of you and all of your accomplishments.

Trenton Miller