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Marcio “Gracinha” Cesar

Marcio "Gracinha" Cesar
AKA Thailand Head MMA & BJJ Coach
MMA Fighter
135lbs / 61kgs
  • Pro since 2005
  • Third degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt
  • 15 submission finishes

If you are going to train MMA or BJJ at AKA Thailand, you will definitely be under the watchful eyes of Coach Marcio Cesar Gracinha. Marcio has a very long history in both MMA and BJJ and he is at AKA Thailand to share his knowledge of everything that is combat sports minded.

It was 20 years ago when Marcio decided to begin training in BJJ. He fell in love with it instantly and within 5 years he began MMA. He joined the famed Chute Boxe Academy where he trained alongside fighters such as Wanderlei Silva, Shogun Rua, and Cris Cyborg. Under supercoach Rafael Cordeiro, Marcio trained with the best that the sport had to offer. He amassed a pro record of 21-11-3 in some of the top organizations in the world and attained a wealth of knowledge as well.

In 2011, Marcio moved to Nova Uniao, where some of the all-time greats trained out of (Renan Barao and Jose Aldo). It was in 2014 that Marcio moved to Thailand and began training other people at AKA Thailand.

At AKA Thailand, Marcio serves as the BJJ instructor for everyone who comes through our doors; From the seasoned veteran to total newbies, everyone works with Professor Marcio. His daily utilized quote, “All levels are welcome” rings true every day on the mats. Marcio doesn’t care about ego or levels. He just focuses on spreading his over 20 years of experience to his students who are eager to learn.

All of the qualities that Marcio possesses in BJJ are what make him an invaluable asset to the AKA Thailand staff.