Rubens “Cobrinha” Charles
Gym Manager & Head Instructor
Fabbio Passos, aka “Monstrinho,” is a 1st degree Black Belt under Fabio Gurgel. He is an active competitor for the Alliance Jiu-Jitsu team, placing in over 50 internationally known competitions and winning Gold in over half of them. A few years after beginning his journey in Jiu-Jitsu, Passos started a social project in San Paulo, Brazil called “Meninos do Morumbi” (Morumbi Boys) where he instructed over 200 under-privileged children from the ages of 8-18yrs. Aside from instructing the adults, he is also the Cobrinha Bully-Proof Program’s lead professor, continuing to teach Jiu-Jitsu to kids as young as 4 yrs. old.
David de Souza has been training jiu-jitsu for over 9 1/2years. His interest was first peeked when he watched Royce Gracie win the first 3 UFC titles. Shortly after, David looked for a jiu-jitsu school in his area where he received his blue belt from Royce Gracie himself. The sport easily captured him, and what once began as a hobby, turned into something much greater as he seeked out top instruction from as many professionals as possible. As a competitor David holds titles in various NAGA events, gracie national, florida grappling leagues, and under his first year with Cobrinha, he took 3rd in the Pan Jiu-jitsu tournament. David loves teaching the sport and the camaraderie in which it brings. His instruction depicts excellent details as well as a deep knowledge of the game.