Meet the team

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Matheus Lutes

2020

Matheus is the co-owner and head instructor at Royal Jiu Jitsu. He is a black belt under the legendary Marcelo Garcia. Matheus has been training for 11 years and teaching Jiu Jitsu for the past 5 years. Matheus’ passion for BJJ and his wife’s shared love for the sport inspired them to open Royal Jiu Jitsu Academy.

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2017 Purple Belt)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship No-Gi (2018** Brown Belt)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship No-Gi (2015 Blue Belt, 2016**/2017** Purple Belt, 2018** Brown Belt)
  • 1st Place KASAI Elite Challenge (2018)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2018 Brown Belt)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pans Championship No-Gi (2015* Purple Belt)
  • 3rd PlaceIBJJF World Championship (2018 Brown Belt)
  • 3rd Place KASAI Pro III (2018)
    * Absolute
    **Weight and Absolute
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Alicia Lutes

2020

Alicia is the co-owner and children’s instructor at Royal Jiu Jitsu. She is a Blue belt under Marcelo Garcia. She grew up in Albertson, New York. Alicia is also a teacher and a mental health professional. She believes in physical activity being crucial to a person’s spiritual, mental, and physical well being. She focuses on competition training and continues to become a better Jiu Jitsu instructor for children.

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Athos Miranda

2020

Athos is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He started training BJJ 15 years ago in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Athos was training under Ricardo Luiz, one of the biggest names in his city. He had bigger goals and decided to leave his home to chase them. Athos made it to NYC to live out his dream training under Marcelo Garcia. As a result of training at Marcelo’s academy, he has achieved the greatest results in his career, including his NOGI Panamerican title. Athos and Matheus have been training together for years, making each other’s Jiu Jitsu skills grow. Athos is very excited to be part of Royal Jiu Jitsu, bringing high quality Jiu Jitsu and friendship with him.

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Paulo Rodrigues

2020

Paulo is a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He started training BJJ 11 years ago in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Living in the same city, he became good friends with Matheus and they began training together. Paulo decided to leave Brazil and move to America to pursue his Jiu Jitsu dreams; training under Marcelo Garcia. He lives in Mineola and is very happy that not only is Royal Jiu Jitsu in his neighborhood, but that he is able to be a part of it.

105 Jericho Turnpike,
Mineola, NY 11501
(516) 788-1733