About Team Vaghi

History of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – The history starts with Judo and evolves over time in Brazil. Jiu-Jitsu continues to grow and develop today under the leadership of instructors such as Rickson Gracie and Rodrigo Vaghi.

Rickson Gracie – Rickson Gracie is an 8th-Degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black/Red Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Many believe Rickson has the purest expression of jiu-jitsu in the world. Read more about Rickson’s accomplishments and how his friendship has impacted Rodrigo Vaghi’s style as a competitor and instructor.

Rodrigo Vaghi – Rodrigo Vaghi is a 5th-Degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt. He is one of the pioneers of jiu-jitsu in the United States and is the highest ranking black belt in the St. Louis area.

Our Advantages – There are many advantages to training with Team Vaghi. Along with a professional staff, we offer a safe training environment, quality training partners, and affordable prices. Take the time to experience these benefits in person by stopping in to Team Vaghi headquarters and experience these advantages first-hand.

Instructors - All classes are taught by Rodrigo Vaghi or by senior students who have shown a high-level of technical proficiency and teaching ability. Classes are kept fun, safe and structured for maximum learning opportunities.

Testimonials - Rodrigo Vaghi has had an impact on many people’s lives through his jiu-jitsu. Students from all walks of life – doctors, lawyers, police officers, skilled trades, etc – have benefited from his teachings.

World Class Guests – Team Vaghi has welcomed many world class friends to St. Louis.