Head Instructor

Rafael La Porta

5th Degree Black Belt


Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Francisco “Toco” Albuquerque > Rafael La Porta

Gym Location

Burnaby, BC Canada

What to know

Professor Rafael started Jiu-Jitsu in 1992, at age 13. He was trained under Carlson Gracie, from which he earned his black belt in 2001. His first team was “Nova Geração Jiu-Jitsu”, (New Generation) where he trained under Master Francisco “Toco” Albuquerque and Carlson Gracie. In 2010, La Porta joined GFTeam to continue his training under Master Júlio Cesar Pereira and Theodoro Canal.

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