Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor

Kids Martial Arts near West Hartford

Fabiano Teles

Professor Fabiano Teles began training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 1993 with the Pitbull Gracie Barra team, founded by Adilison 'Bitta' Lima in Teresopolis, Brazil. During this time, Fabiano also served 3 years as a marksman in the Brazilian Army, all the while training Jiu-Jitsu. Shortly after receiving his brown belt in 1999, Fabiano moved to the United States. In the years that followed, Fabiano has trained all over New England, developing a reputation for himself as a skilled grappler and teacher. While the opportunity to pursue his black belt from other camps may have been possible, Fabiano always wanted to remain loyal to his first and primary instructor. Therefore, he remained a brown belt for over 8 years until he was awarded his black belt from Bitta in 2007 during his first visit from Brazil for a seminar with the Underdog team.

Coach Fabiano is a co-founder and was the original head BJJ instructor at Underdog MMA. After passing on the primary coaching duties to his student Rafael Quinones, Professor Teles has since transitioned to a mentorship role at our academy, teaching beginner, no gi, and “BJJ over 40” classes at our academy. With a teaching style that is warm and engaging, but a grappling style that is aggressive and uncompromising, Fabiano will push you to develop your skills to a whole new level.


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