Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructors at Caique Academy


Master Caique

About Master Caique: “Outside my family Caique, I can say that you are the best student here.” – Grand Master Helio Gracie

Red and Black Belt Master

Considered one of the best Jiu-Jitsu instructors in the world Master Caique has more than 35 years of experience.

He has trained with Grand Master Helio Gracie and his sons.

Trained with Master Relson Gracie up to his Blue Belt

Master Rickson Gracie and Grand Master Helio Gracie from Purple Belt to Black Belt.

Invited by Grand Master Helio Gracie ,due to his high Jiu Jitsu skills and loyalty, to help at the Gracie Academy Torrance in 1996.

In 2001 Open the Caique Jiu Jitsu Academy USA

Master Caique received his Red and Black Belt from Master Rickson Gracie in the beginning of 2010.

Master Caique won the Brazilian Nationals, the biggest tournament in the world in his competing days.

Master Caique is the Master Instructor and oversees all of the programs at Caique Jiu-Jitsu.

Master Caique has built the Caique Jiu-Jitsu network, which consists of several associated schools in the U.S. and Canada and teaches seminars about Caique Jiu-Jitsu all over the world.

Pedro Elias

About Pedro:Pedro has always credited his father, Master Caique and his move to live with him as the major influence in his training and evolution in Jiu-Jitsu.

Black Belt Professor
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and moved to the U.S. in 1998.
Began practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the age of 6 years old under Royler Gracie at Gracie Humaita.
Pedro has been actively involved in BJJ competitions since he was 13 years old.
Competing in the adult division, Pedro managed to win the Gracie Nationals at the young age of 13 years old. He was described by many as a nightmare for his adult opponents.
Pedro has gained international notoriety by winning and placing in many Gi and No Gi tournaments around the world.
Living the Jiu-Jitsu life style he spends his time perfecting his techniques and developing our curriculum.
He is the Head of the Youth and Adult Basics program at Caique Jiu Jitsu. He also travels around the country conducting seminars and teaching BJJ.

Thomaz Elias

About Thomaz: “Jiu Jitsu is as much a part of my life as eating and breathing, and that’s the dedication I bring with me to class and hope to spread to everyone.”

Black Belt  Instructor
Started training the fundamentals of Jiu-Jitsu at a very young age.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Became very dedicated to Jiu-Jitsu upon his move to the U.S. .
Thomaz started competing as an adult on his 14th birthday and managed to place 2nd at the Best of the West, an impressive showing with many wins by submission.
Thomaz has won numerous tournaments, namely the World Championship in 2007.
Thomaz has always credited his father, Master Caique and his move to the U.S. to live with him and his brother as the major influence in his training and evolution in Jiu-Jitsu.
Thomaz teaches the Adult Fundamentals, advanced classes and private classes at Caique Jiu-Jitsu.


Damon Chap




David Owens

About David: David received his Brown Belt at our Fall 2014 ceremony.

Brown Belt Assistant Instructor
He is an assistant instructor for the Adult Fundamentals Program as well as the Caique Kids Program.
He is a full time elementary school teacher .


Brennen Laraba

alt="Caique Jiu Jitsu Academy - Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Martial arts"Purple Belt  Assistant and Intro Class Instructor