Marcello Alcantar is an active duty service person and avid martial artist. He is stationed in the local area and after many months of searching for a place that thrives on community and fellowship he found Pace, Florida. Marcello, his wife Jasmin, and three children are all practitioners of the art of Gracie Jiu Jitsu. His families love for Gracie Jiu Jitsu and their wish to contribute to the people of Pace compelled them to establish the first Gracie Jiu Jitsu Academy under Pedro Sauer. Master Pedro Sauer is a legendary 7th degree master of Gracie Jiu Jitsu and received his black belt from the one and only Gracie Champion, Rickson Gracie himself in 1985.
Professor Marcello Alcantar and his family not only bring an authentic and well documented lineage of Gracie Jiu Jitsu to Pace, Florida, but a unique style of teaching that focuses on personnel development, growth, family, and community. Gracie Jiu Jitsu is a way of life on and off the mat and the Alcantar family look forward to sharing their positive energy, culture, and love for community with the people of Pace.