RANK
NAME
GYM
AFFILIATION
LINEAGE
4th Degree Blackbelt
Rodney King
Shugyo Fit
Crazy Monkey Defense
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Carlos Gracie Jnr. > Rigan Machado > Rodney King
3rd Degree Blackbelt
Bobby Karagiannidis
BJMMA
Rio Grappling Club
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Helio Gracie > Sergio Souza > Roberto Atalla > Bobby Karagiannidis
3rd Degree Blackbelt
Nic Gregoriades
Jiu Jitsu Brotherhood
Jiu Jitsu Brotherhood
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Carlos Gracie Jnr. > Roger Gracie > Nic Gregoriades
3rd Degree Blackbelt
Penny Thomas
Maui Jiu-Jitsu
Gracie Humaita
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Luis Heredia > Penny Thomas
3rd Degree Blackbelt
Wiekus Swart
WSG Academy
Tom DeBlass
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Helio Gracie > Sergio Souza > Roberto Atalla > Wiekus Swart
2nd Degree Blackbelt
James Smart
Gracie Jiu Jitsu Cape Town
Gracie University
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Helio Gracie > Ryron Gracie > James Smart
2nd Degree Blackbelt
Jurgen Putter
Rio Grappling - Springs
Rio Grappling Club
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Helio Gracie > Sergio Souza > Roberto Atalla > Jurgen Putter
2nd Degree Blackbelt
Marc Herbert
Herbert Will Machado BJJ
Will Machado BJJ
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Carlos Gracie Jnr. > Rigan Machado > John Will > Marc Herbert
1st Degree Blackbelt
Chris Bright
PESFA
Jiu Jitsu Brotherhood
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Carlos Gracie Jnr. > Roger Gracie > Nic Gregoriades > Chris Bright
1st Degree Blackbelt
Dave Verster
Carlson Gracie Durban
Carlson Gracie
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Carlson Gracie > Marcus Soares > Dave Verster
1st Degree Blackbelt
Francois Groenewald
SBG - Cape Town
SBG International
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Helio Gracie > Sergio Souza > Roberto Atalla > Francois Groenewald
1st Degree Blackbelt
Morne Swanepoel
Combat Coaching
Rio Grappling Club
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Helio Gracie > Sergio Souza > Roberto Atalla > Morne Swanepoel
1st Degree Blackbelt
Nathan Raaths
N/A
Marcello Monteiro
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Carlson Gracie > Ricardo De La Riva > Marcello Monteiro > Nathan Raaths
1st Degree Blackbelt
Neil Geyser
Jukutatsu BJJ
None
Carlos Gracie Snr. > TBD > Neil Geyser
1st Degree Blackbelt
Rico Hattingh
Rio Grappling Club CT
Rio Grappling Club
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Helio Gracie > Sergio Souza > Roberto Atalla > Rico Hattingh
1st Degree Blackbelt
Tony Johnson
Shugyo Fit
Crazy Monkey Defense
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Carlos Gracie Jnr. > Rigan Machado > Rodney King > Tony Johnson
Blackbelt
Andrew Garai
Evolution MMA
Team Balance
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Helio Gracie > Relson Gracie > Phil Migliarese > Steve Kardian > Andrew Garai
Blackbelt
Andrew van Zyl
One Gear Grappling
Rio Grappling Club
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Helio Gracie > Sergio Souza > Roberto Atalla > Bobby Karagiannidis > Andrew van Zyl
Blackbelt
Annie Kohne
Elevate Martial Arts (Roger Gracie)
GF Team
Luis Franca > Oswaldo Fadda > Monir Salomao > Julio Cesar Pereira > Gabriel Rainho > Annie Kohne
Blackbelt
Anton De Wet
Gracie Jiu Jitsu Cape Town
Gracie University
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Helio Gracie > Ryron Gracie > Anton De Wet
Blackbelt
Bernhard Bredell
Helderburg Jiu-Jitsu
Alliance
Carlos Gracie Snr. > TBD > Kadu Sousa > Jacques Portelli > Bernhard Bredell
Blackbelt
Bradley Collins
Rio Grappling - Springs
Rio Grappling Club
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Helio Gracie > Sergio Souza > Roberto Atalla > Jurgen Putter > Cornell Serfontein
Blackbelt
Brandon Hoffman
MadFit
Quan Wessels
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Helio Gracie > Alvaro Barreto > Sylvio Behring > Brandon Hoffman
Blackbelt
Brandon Leech
Rio Grappling Club
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Helio Gracie > Sergio Souza > Roberto Atalla > Brandon Leech
Blackbelt
Brandon Newman
East Rand BJJ
Marcello Monteiro
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Carlson Gracie > Ricardo De La Riva > Marcello Monteiro > Brandon Newman
Blackbelt
Brett Evans
None
Gracie Barra
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Jnr. > Gustavo Muggiati > Rodrigo Fajardo > Brett Evans
Blackbelt
Christian Cecchi
Fight4Fit
Alliance
Carlos Gracie Snr. > TBD > Kadu Sousa >Jacques Portelli > Christian Cecchi
Blackbelt
Cornell Serfontein
Rio Grappling - Springs
Rio Grappling Club
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Helio Gracie > Sergio Souza > Roberto Atalla > Jurgen Putter > Cornell Serfontein
Blackbelt
Costa Ioannou
None
Crazy Monkey Defense
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Carlos Gracie Jnr. > Rigan Machado > Rodney King > Costa Ioannou
Blackbelt
Darell Moodley
Novagen
Gracie Humaita
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Luis Heredia > Penny Thomas > Darell Moodley
Blackbelt
David Kawitszky
Fight4Fit
Alliance
Carlos Gracie Snr. > TBD > Kadu Sousa >Jacques Portelli > David Kawitszky
Blackbelt
Deon Bruning
Bonzai Martial Arts
No Affiliation
Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Snr. > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Fabio Gurgel > Leonardo Viera > leo Negao > Deon Bruning
Blackbelt
Dino Bertolis
Gracie Barra - Illovo
Gracie Barra
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Jnr. > Gustavo Muggiati > Rodrigo Fajardo > Dino Bertolis
Blackbelt
Eddie Lallo
Top Gym Fighting Academy
GF Team
Luis Franca > Oswaldo Fadda > Monir Salomao > Julio Cesar Pereira > Quinton Arendse > Eddie Lallo
Blackbelt
Gareth McLellan
None
Gracie Barra
Carlos Gracie Snr. > TBD > Saldanha > Gareth McLellan
Blackbelt
Gary King
Lethal Edge MMA
Rio Grappling Club
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Helio Gracie > Sergio Souza > Roberto Atalla > Gary King
Blackbelt
Graham Edwards
Quan Wessels Sunninghill
Quan Wessels
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Carlos Gracie Jnr. > Rigan Machado > John Will > Marc Herbert > Graham Edwards
Blackbelt
Guy Taylor
Shugyo Fit
Crazy Monkey Defense
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Carlos Gracie Jnr. > Rigan Machado > Rodney King > Guy Taylor
Blackbelt
Harry
Rio Grappling - Springs
Rio Grappling Club
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Helio Gracie > Sergio Souza > Roberto Atalla > Jurgen Putter > Harry
Blackbelt
Huntley Smith
Arte Suave
Jiu Jitsu Brotherhood
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Carlos Gracie Jnr. > Roger Gracie > Nic Gregoriades > Huntley Smith
Blackbelt
Jacques Portelli
Fight 4 Fit
Alliance
Carlos Gracie Snr. > TBD > Kadu Sousa > Jacques Portelli
Balckbelt
Jacques Wagner
Crazy Monkey Centurion
Crazy Monkey Defense
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Carlos Gracie Jnr. > Rigan Machado > Rodney King > jacques Wagner
Blackbelt
James Saks
Blackbelt
Jamie Gemmel
Gracie Barra Illovo
Gracie Barra
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Jnr. > Gustavo Muggiati > Rodrigo Fajardo > Jamie Gemmel
Blackbelt
Jason Gregoriades
Maximillian Academy
Jiu Jitsu Brotherhood
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Carlos Gracie Jnr. > Roger Gracie > Nic Gregoriades > Jason Gregoriades
Blackbelt
Johan Oosthuysen
The Power Plant
Blackbelt
John Van der Veen
Fight4Fit
Alliance
Carlos Gracie Snr. > TBD > Kadu Sousa >Jacques Portelli > John Van der Veen
Blackbelt
Joshua Muller
Gracie Barra Illovo
Gracie Barra
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Jnr. > Gustavo Muggiati > Rodrigo Fajardo > Joshua Muller
Blackbelt
Juan Otto
Rio Grappling Club
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Helio Gracie > Sergio Souza > Roberto Atalla > Juan Otto
Blackbelt
Khalil Akleker
Versus
GF Team
Luis Franca > Oswaldo Fadda > Monir Salomao > Julio Cesar Pereira > Quinton Arendse
Blackbelt
Khalil Akleker
Blackbelt
Kurdt George
Renzo Gracie - Cape Town
Renzo Gracie Academy
Carlos Gracie Snr. > TBD > Renzo Gracie > John Danaher > Kurdt George
Blackbelt
Lloyd Griffith
BJMMA
Rio Grappling Club
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Helio Gracie > Sergio Souza > Roberto Atalla > Bobby Karagiannidis > Lloyd Griffith
Blackbelt
Mark Samassa
Fight4Fit
Alliance
Carlos Gracie Snr. > TBD > Kadu Sousa >Jacques Portelli > Mark Samassa
Blackbelt
Martyn Booysen
WSG Academy
Rio Grappling Club
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Helio Gracie > Sergio Souza > Roberto Atalla > Martyn Booysen
Blackbelt
Matthew Taylor
Renzo Gracie Cape Town
Renzo Gracie
Carlos Gracie Snr. > TBD > Renzo Gracie > Matthew Taylor
Blackbelt
Michael Mouneimne
Pride Fighting Academy
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Helio Gracie > Alvaro Barreto > Sylvio Behring > Brandon Hoffman > Michael Mouneimne
Blackbelt
Michail Shapiro
Gracie Barra - Illovo
Gracie Barra
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Jnr. > Gustavo Muggiati > Rodrigo Fajardo > Michail Shapiro
Blackbelt
Nathan Raaths
None
Marcello Monteiro
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Carlson Gracie > Ricardo De La Riva > Marcello Monteiro > Nathan Raaths
Blackbelt
Neville Heath
Crazy Monkey - Edenvale
Crazy Monkey Defense
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Carlos Gracie Jnr. > Rigan Machado > Rodney King > Neville Heath
Blackbelt
Norman Wessels
Quan Wessels Sunninghil
Cobrinha
Carlos Gracie Snr. > TBD > Saldanha > Norman Wessels
Blackbelt
Nuno de Gouveia
None
Crazy Monkey Defense
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Carlos Gracie Jnr. > Rigan Machado > Rodney King > Nuno de Gouveia
Blackbelt
Paul Brink
Rio Grappling - Springs
Rio Grappling Club
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Helio Gracie > Sergio Souza > Roberto Atalla > Paul Brink
Blackbelt
Piro Vorster
Warrior Sports
Rio Grappling Club
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Helio Gracie > Sergio Souza > Roberto Atalla > Jurgen Putter >Piro Vorster
Blackbelt
Richie Quan
Quan Wessels Sunninghil
Cobrinha
Carlos Gracie Snr. > TBD > Luiz Saldanha > Richie Quan
Blackbelt
Ryan Goncalves
Rio Grappling Club
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Helio Gracie > Sergio Souza > Roberto Atalla > Ryan Goncalves
Blackbelt
Saul Abelson
Gracie Barra - Alberton
Gracie Barra
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Jnr. > Gustavo Muggiati > Rodrigo Fajardo > Saul Abelson
Blackbelt
Scott Griffith
BJMMA
Rio Grappling Club
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Helio Gracie > Sergio Souza > Roberto Atalla > Bobby Karagiannidis > Scott Griffith
Blackbelt
Shaughn Vos
Rio Grappling Norfolk
Rio Grappling Club
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Helio Gracie > Sergio Souza > Roberto Atalla > Rico Hattingh > Shaughn Vos
Blackbelt
Shaun Blumberg
Gracie Barra - Illovo
Gracie Barra
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Jnr. > Gustavo Muggiati > Rodrigo Fajardo > Shaun Blumberg
Blackbelt
Steve Bazzea
SBG - Cape Town
SBG International
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Rigan Machado > Chris Haueter > Matt Thornton > Steve Bazzea
Blackbelt
Storm Conrad
Gracie Barra - Illovo
Gracie Barra
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Jnr. > Gustavo Muggiati > Rodrigo Fajardo > Storm Conrad
Blackbelt
Ugljesa Radulovic
Rio Grappling - Springs
Rio Grappling Club
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Helio Gracie > Sergio Souza > Roberto Atalla > Jurgen Putter > Ugljesa Radulovic
Blackbelt
Wesley George
Gracie Barra - Houston
Gracie Barra
Blackbelt
Zaakir Badat
Novagen
Carlos Gracie Snr. > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Luis Heredia > Penny Thomas > Zaakir Badat
Chris Haueter > Matt Thornton >