PunchStrong Academy are very proud to be part of the Zé Radiola Team.
ZR Team was founded in June 2016, immediately obtaining excellent results in National and International competitions.
ZR Team aims not only to train good athletes and fighters but to educate and direct children and young people to incorporate the true philosophy and spirit of Jiu-Jitsu.
At the helm of ZR Team is 4th grade black belt, student of the Master Carlos Gracie Jr., José Olímpio da Rocha Neto, better known as Zé Radiola.
Zé Radiola, professor and founder of the ZR Team, received his black belt in 2001.
José Olympia, commonly known as "Zé Radiola", is a former professional surfer who became a pioneering figure for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil, having developed the most fruitful grappling academy in the region.
A black belt under Carlos Gracie Junior, José became the leader of the Gracie Barra Pernambuco Academy from where spawned numerous jiu jitsu standouts including Braulio Estima, Victor Estima and Otavio Sousa.
In 2016 José left Gracie Barra to form his own academy: ZR Team
During his career, José won numerous competitions, including: