About Regis Calixto

Regis Calixto

One of first things you notice when you meet Professor Regis Calixto is his engaging and friendly personality. From greeting people as they walk into the academy to taking the time to talk with parents before the kids class starts. He understands the importance of creating an atmosphere in which people feel welcome which is especially true to those who have never trained martial arts. 

Prior to opening the Academy in Port Orange Florida, Professor Regis had the opportunity to travel the country and visit different Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academies and speak with the owners and lead instructors and ask them questions. From New York to California, Professor Regis witnessed first hand what made an academy successful. He believed he could help open an academy and create something special and together with the help from partners and his wife Claudia, the dream of opening and running the academy began!

With over 25 years of experience, 4th degree black belt Regis Calixto is the  main Instructor at Ralph Gracie Florida. Born and raised in Rio De Janeiro Brazil and growing up with Ralph himself along side with Renzo Gracie, Roberto Gordo Correa, Helio Soneca, Alexandre Soca, Vinicius Draculino and hundreds of the best Jiu-Jitsu practitioners in the world, Regis knows better than anyone what it takes to be a champion and succeed in this sport. 

Recent Tournament Results for Professor Regis Calixto

  • Orlando Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship – April 6th, 2019 Gold Medal Winner for Masters Black Belt Heavyweight Division
  • New Orleans International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship – June 22nd, 2019 Gold Medal Winner for Masters Black Belt Heavyweight Division

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