Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira...
I met Marcello C. Monteiro in the early 1990s. We became very good friends through many years of training together. His technical knowledge has always been great and many people seek him to learn his guard and mainly half-guard positions.
Monteiro has already helped many current jiu-jitsu champions with their techniques. His positions are detailed and intelligent.
When I was living in the United States and at the same time beginning my career in NHB, I travelled to Brazil to fight in the jiu-jitsu world championship, and I took the opportunity to visit my friend's academy , Monteiro's academy. At that time we created and improved many half-guard positions and new fighting strategies, which I still use during my current fights.
I strongly believe he is one of the best !
Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira - Pride Heavyweight Champion
Marcello C. Monteiro is well known in Brasil as a teacher and coach for creating fighting strategies, teaching the most important tricks and details that speed up the learning process and facilitate the performance of each movement used by fighters. "Monteiro", as he is known among his friends, likes to state that, "the difference between a champion and other athletes is associated with the details of each position".
He is the an author of the first brazilian jiu-jitsu book (Secret Positions) , edited by Gracie Magazine, which teaches jiu-jitsu positions without gi. That magazine has been for sale, at the Gracie magazine shop since 1999 He also took part in a film about De La Riva 's life and his created position, the De La Riva's Hook, demonstrating some positions with De La Riva himself. He also participates in the film, along with Rickson Gracie, Carlson Gracie, Royler Gracie, Renzo Gracie, Z Mrio Sperry, Murilo Bustamante and Rodrigo Nogueira (MINOTAURO), telling about De La Riva's life. That book is also currently being sold in Japan.
He is a certified and graduated technical teacher, registered at the "Federao de jiu-jitsu do estado do Rio de Janeiro", and has already prepared, trained and turned regular students into state. National and world champions.
MARCELLO C.MONTEIRO IS www.bjjcoach.com