Marcus Lopes

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Marcus Lopes

Marcus Lopes
Director - BJJ Head Coach

Marcus Lopes

Marcus has more than 20 years of experience in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and his big passion is changing people's lives.


Marcus Lopes is the co-owner and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt (2nd degree) Head Coach at Rio Gyms. With 23 years of experience in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Marcus has trained with Thiago Silva (Barbosa Jiu-Jitsu B9)  since 1999 before moving to Perth (WA) in 2012, and also from Thiago’s hand, Marcus received his Black Belt in 2014.

He has vast experience in teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Marcus strongly believes that Jiu-Jitsu can change lives and that the improvement happens day by day with lots of commitment, effort and resilience.

“Jiu-Jitsu is not only about competition. It is much more than you can imagine. Jiu-Jitsu teaches you how to be a better person, a better citizen, and how to protect yourself and your loved ones. Jiu-Jitsu is very addictive. I’m also proud to say that my Jiu-Jitsu teaching style is for everyone, here at Rio Gyms you will learn how to overcome all your limitations (physical and mental), we make no difference between gender, Jiu-Jitsu level, and we treat everyone equally – believe me, this is a huge difference if you are looking for a place to start your Jiu-Jitsu Journey”.

Marcus is inviting you to have a taste of his classes and watch how much passion he has, for teaching the amazing art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Have a chat with Marcus today ml@riogyms.com.au or visit his Instagram Page @marcuslopesjj  

Qualifications and experience:

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under Thiago Silva (Barbosa Jiu-Jitsu)
  • Certificate III and IV in Fitness – Certified Personal Trainer
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