Renato Tavares Win World No Gi Championships

Renato Tavares 5th degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and American Top Team competitor recently won the Mundial World No Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship Black Belt Senior 2 Division. The Mundial Ni Gi tournament was held in California last October 5th 2011.


  1. FIRST Renato Sampaio Tavares Filho American Top Team
  2. SECOND Scott Dewitt Jean Jacques Machado
  3. THIRD Vince Vanderlipe Claudio Franca

Renato Tavares World No Gi Light Weight Champion

Renato Tavares 2011 World No Gi Light Weight Chapion
Renato Tavares 2011 World No Gi BJJ Champion

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Seminar in Catonsville

Renato Tavares also visited Baltimore Maryland last week, October 28th and 29th and gave two BJJ seminars. Renato taught an hour and a half BJJ gi technique class at Baltimore Martial Arts.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes Catonsville
Renato Tavares Seminar

Renato taught several very useful Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques. The first technique Renato showed was how to establish a spider guard from inside side control. Next he taught us how to play sitting guard and execute a very tricky sweep using a near side under hook and a scurry to the side to put the opponent into side control. Another very useful technique was for when we have a stalling opponent in our guard and he is content to put his hands in our armpit to stall. This can sometimes be the case when an opponent is up by an advantge or points or simply trys to pass guard with 30 seconds to go int the match hoping to win.

Renato Tavares is the instructor and sensei of Gary Berger and Noel Smith both of whom own their own martial arts schools in the Baltimore, Maryland area. Gary Berger and Noel Smith are both Brown belts under Renato Tavares. We look forward to having Master Tavares visit our schools again very soon.

For more information about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction or classes in or around the Baltimore, Maryland and/or Catonsville area, please contact us at [email protected]. Our web site is Also call 410-465-7799

Baltimore Martial Arts Academy 6565 Baltimore National Pike Catonsville, Maryland 21228 Looking for a map? Phone: 410-465-7799 Email: [email protected] Walk in M-F, 4:30-9 pm Saturday, 9 am – 1:30 pm & Sunday 3-4 pm

Take a walk through tour of the Baltimore Martial Arts & Fitness with owner Gary Berger. Video was filmed on a Friday evening in September 2011 around 7PM. Tour includes audio.

Gary Berger, owner of Baltimore Martial Arts and Fitness in Catonsville presents a walk through tour of his facility.