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Carlson Gracie Miami/Ghost Squad BJJ Team
Our Team Affiliation is with Carlson Gracie Miami’s Ghost Squad BJJ Team under Head Instructor Michel “Buiu” Pereira. Professor Buiu awarded John Wai his BJJ Black Belt and formed an alliance between John Wai Martial Arts & The Ghost Squad BJJ Team.
Being an affiliate of Ghost Squad, our JWMA members can train at any Ghost Squad locations in Miami, Philadelphia, & Colorado locations. Plus any Ghost Squad Affiliates are welcome to train at JWMA anytime.
The Ghost Squad BJJ Team
The Ghost Squad BJJ Team was created by Professor Buiu and the purpose is training and mastering Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in a friendly environment. The Ghost Squad BJJ Team teaches a classic style martial arts system which incorporates positive philosophies, lifestyle altering teaching methods which transform lives and character. The lessons learned on the mats go far beyond fighting, into the realm of personal improvement, upholding the traditional “Bushido” also known as the code of the warrior.
As a John Wai Martial Arts Member you also hold the privilege of being a Ghost Squad member.
This gives you the opportunity to train at the Carlson Gracie Headquarters in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Philadelphia, Colorado Springs, Castle Rock, as well as in the state of Michigan.
Like us here at John Wai Martial Arts, the Ghost Squad makes sure to offer a family friendly environment where all are welcome to train no matter of experience or background. Ghost Squad Founder better known as “Buiu” reinforces this positive environment by teaching and emphasizing the importance of respect. The respect one carries for the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and the respect one has for their peers and instructors. One’s rank or belt level is determined by more than just skillset alone. Every student must show absolute respect and discipline in order to be considered a true Ghost Squad member.
Michel “Buiu” Pereira
Professor Buiu is the Head instructor at Carlson Gracie Miami. Buiu is a certified IBJJF instructor and a fifth degree black belt. He has been training for over 30 years. His philosophy on teaching emphasizes the ideologies of respect, peace, and discipline. His goal as a leader is to make sure he maintains a team, environment, and culture where all feel welcome. No matter of age, race, gender, background, or level of experience; Buiu believes everyone should have the ability to train and better themselves through the help of not only BJJ but also the camaraderie and assistance from their Ghost Squad companions.
John Wai has been a martial arts practitioner his entire life. He opened his very own academy back in 1997 and has been managing it ever since. John began his martial arts training in Wing Chun and trained in other styles like Sanshou and Choy Lay Fut. He wanted to add ground fighting to his skills and started to train in BJJ.
John’s philosophy is creating a healthy environment for anyone and everyone to train martial arts and has maintain this at his academy for the past 25 years.