All About Fernando Yamasaki
Born 1967 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He began training in Jiu-Jitsu in 1986 under the late Marcelo Behring who was a 5th degree black belt under Rickson Gracie. Fernando holds a 4th degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a 4th degree Black Belt in Judo and 6th degree Black Belt of JJIF Ju-Jitsu
Aside from the Pan Ams and the World Championships, he is the winner of many other national and international championships - in jiu jitsu, wrestling, judo and several other grappling forms. Also, Fernando Yamasaki was one of the original referrees when Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) was first established in Brazil.
He has instructed several S.W.A.T. squads on self defense, as well as National Customs, Federal Police, Special Operation Groups, Special Forces from the Narcotics Dept. in Sao Paulo, and other law enforcement groups here in the US, such as the Secret Service, DEA and FBI.