Train w/ BJJ 7th deg BB in Denver

Professor Murgel, 7th degree Black Belt in BJJ (and excellent instructor... from my personal experiences with him) will be teaching this Thursday from 6:30 - 9:00pm at Grapplers Edge ( ). Cost is $45 for non-members, $35 for members.

Professor Murgel will also be available for privates at $100 a session or semi-privates (two to four students) for $60 per. He'll be here in the Denver area through Sunday. Contact Grapplers Edge for details. (303) 433-EDGE or


Just curious what Lineage does Professor Murgel come from in bjj?


"Just curious what Lineage does Professor Murgel come from in bjj?"

Here's a little info I've abridged from another thread previously done about him.

Ricardo's first Jiu-Jitsu instructor was the famous Joao Alvaro Barreto, who was trained personally by Helio Gracie.

At Joao Alvaro Barreto's academy, Ricardo continued his training under Master Flavio Behring, also a disciple of Helio Gracie since the age of 10, and went on to receive his black belt through Behring in 1972.

A few years later, in 1978, Flavio Behring and Ricardo Murgel joined forces and opened up a martial arts school together in the posh neighborhood of Barra da Tijuca. Within those four walls they taught Jiu-Jitsu and Vale-Tudo (mixed martial arts). Looking to expand, Ricardo moved down south to the coastal city of Porto Alegre in 1985. He was the first instructor to open up a Jiu-Jitsu school in this large city, and called his school "Winner," which was affiliated with Behring's school. Ten years later the Confederacao Brasileira de Jiu-Jitsu (C.B.J.J.) awarded him his 5th degree black belt. Ricardo Murgel loved competition, and loved building champions.