Place of birth: Florianoplis, Brazil
Professor Tony Eduardo has been training since the age of 12. He received his Black Belt from Crolin & Rilion Gracie when he was 22. Tony is known for his advanced guard game and technical abilities, which he carries into the classroom. He strongly guides his students to learn the basics, and to build a foundation of BJJ.
He feels once you have the basics you can then build a more advanced and technical game. Some of Tony's notable competition wins would have to be, 7 X South Brazilian Champ, South American Black Belt Champ, 2 X Worlds Mundials bronze medalist, ADCC 2005 first Brazilian trial champ, 2009 American National Jiu-Jitsu Champion.
Place of birth: Hong Kong
Stan is currently a black belt under Tony Eduardo Lima and the current Director of Jiu-jitsu under the Sport Department's Wrestling & Judo authority.
Stan has been training in the martial arts since the age of 13, specialising in the Chinese martial arts until he found his true calling in Brazilian Jiu jitsu. He travels regularly to seek knowledge and train with the best BJJ teachers in the world and has competed internationally, medalling in tournaments such as the International Masters in Brazil and the Asian Open in Japan. Stan is well known as a detailed oriented teacher, he is a much sought after teacher; his interest is in developing a conceptual approach to jiu-jitsu and also in training military and law enforcement.
Stan is officially appointed as the jiu-jitsu/combatives instructor for the Zhejiang Police Academy, Shanghai SWAT team and to an elite counter terrorism unit in the People's Armed Police in Shanghai. Stan has been regularly featured in China's Kong Fu & MMA magazine, providing readers with knowledge on BJJ and cutting edge training methods. Stan has acted as a referee for Ruff MMA and is a certified referee with the Abu Dhabi Pro BJJ organisation. He is certified in Modern Army Combatives and is certified as a Level 2 Advanced Kettlebell instructor under the world renowned Steve Maxwell
His other interests is in development as a holistic health practitioner and naturopath.
Place of birth: Turkey
Yunus Emre Karasakal is a black belt instructor and athlete under Tony Eduardo and Stanley Tam and he is one of the most popular and sought after Jiu-jitsu instructors in China.
He is also a still active and successful competitor some of his recent highlights being:- Abu Dhabi World Pro Champion (brown belt, masters)
He has years of experience teaching to students of all levels, and has been teaching Jiu-Jitsu seminars around China.
Place of birth: Taiwan
James is currently a brown belt under Tony Eduardo Lima and the Program Manager at SHBJJ.
James is a highly sought after certified personal trainer (AFAA) in Shanghai as well as a being an experienced Muay Thai practitioner with over 50 fights in the ring both in Thailand and Australia. During his ring career, James was the ISKA Queensland (Australia) middle weight Muay Thai champion as well as the Bangla stadium champion in Phuket, Thailand.
James is also a solid teacher of BJJ fundamentals, his classes are well structured and detailed, which offers students with a highly educational and enjoyable learning environment. With his extensive grappling experience, he won his division in the China BJJ Open and was the former New Zealand Vale Tudo middle weight champion.
Place of birth: Shanghai, China
Brazilian Jujitsu Brown Belt. Richard started BJJ training in Nov 2009 and his BJJ Chain as follows Rilion Gracie -Tony Eduardo Lima - Stanley Tam - Richard HOU
Richard has been a teacher for both basic class and advanced class in Shanghai Brazilian Jujitsu Academy since Jan 2013. Richard teaches a comprehensive style of BJJ with both fundamentally sound techniques and also the newer modern style of jiujitsu, especially in the half guard. His strength is the ability to explain to students complicated movements through simple and easy to understand words and gestures.
Richard believes that the best return in an investment is in yourself - In order train full time and improve to his personal best, Richard gave up a well-paid job in the real estate industry in pursuant of his own BJJ dream. Before he spent his days working and now he sees himself as living his own life - happy and satisfied. He hopes BJJ can bring to every one a healthy,enjoyable and value-maximized life.
Bronze -70K in 2011 Abu Dhabi International BJJ China Trial, Silver - Open Weight in 2012 BJJ Shanghai Open
Place of birth: France
Ferasse started Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2007 and joined the SHBJJ team in 2008. He is now a brown belt under Tony Eduardo Lima and Stanley Tam.
At SHBJJ, Ferasse has been leading the Sunday class since 2011. In his class, you will usually go through a little bit of cardio exercises mixed with a lot of Jiu-Jitsu-based movements while listening to important details on Jiu-Jitsu fundamental concepts. As a competitor, Ferasse was the China Open Blue Belt champion 2010 under 80kgs and silver medalist in the open weight category.
â€œI was looking for an effective combat sport and heard about Jiu-Jitsu. After my first experience with the art, I knew it was that I found what I was looking for. However, what I didnâ€™t know back then was that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was far more than just the most effective and most efficient combat sport on the planet, it was also and foremost a martial art. A martial art that taught me through the years how to constantly improve myself, how to run my business, how to raise my children and simply how to be a good person. To me like to other millions of people around the planet, Jiu-Jitsu is right up there: among the best things that ever happened to me. Come and see for yourself!â€
Place of birth: USA
Jamie was born in 1976 in the United States. Never being particularly athletic, he was always very focused on his career in investment management. In 2006 he was introduced to Jiu-Jitsu at the Gracie Academy in Torrence, California. After just one class, he observed how the "little guy" with Jiu-Jitsu could defend themselves against bigger opponents, and Jamie became fascinated with the Jiu-Jitsu lifestyle.
In September 2006 Jamie competed in his first submission-only tournament, winning his weight division. However, career would cause him to start commuting between Los Angeles, NYC, and Shanghai. With this new found passion for Jiu-Jitsu, Jamie found places to train whenever he was traveling: 5-Star martial arts (Shawn Williams) in Los Angeles, Renzo Gracie Academy in NYC, and SHBJJ in Shanghai. The myriad of academies has allowed Jamie to develop a deep and technical style of Jiu-Jitsu, which he continues to bring to the mats every day.
Jamie is currently a brown belt under Tony Eduardo Lima.
Place of birth: Singapore1st Place - 2017 GCJJF Shanghai International Jiu-Jitsu Open (Purple Belt Masters 1 Absolute Division)
Place of birth: China3rdPlace â€“ 2015GCJJF Shanghai International Jiu-Jitsu Open (Blue Belt Adult -70kg Division)
Place of birth: China
Judo black belt1stPlace â€“ 2015 GCJJF Shanghai International Jiu-Jitsu Open (White Belt Adult -70kg Division)
Place of birth: China3rd Place â€“ 2015 Abu Dhabi Professional Jiu-Jitsu Asian Qualifying Competition (White Belt Adule-76kg)
Place of birth: China2nd Place â€“ 2016 DUMAU International Jiu-Jitsu Open Shanghai (White Belt Adult -76kg Division)