Ricardo Cavalcanti Academy

Ricardo Cavalcanti Academy

5.0 (7)
1 hire on Lessons.com
4 employees
20 years in business

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Head instructor Master Ricardo Cavalcanti is a two time world champion and has been teaching Jiu Jitsu in Las Vegas for 20 years. We have classes for all ages and all levels. All of our instructors are fully vax'd and tested regularly 

We have adult and kids classes starting as young as 3 years old. We have a class to meet your fitness and self defense needs. 

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Las Vegas, NV 89123
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7 Reviews


  • Christopher Acosta

    This place is like family on and off the mat. Everyone here truly wants you to succeed no matter what level you are at. They take the time to bring you up as a newbie, pulling you aside to show you what can help you instead of just letting you figure it out on your own. As for Professor Rob, all I can say is wow! This man loves the art and his students. I have been very lucky to help with his kids classes and this mans patients, virtue, technique, and over all mentorship is unparalleled. Any student young and old, kid to adult would/are lucky to have him in their life no matter where that journey takes them.

  • Brad G.

    Professor Rob is amazing. He has taught me so much and I always look forward to learning from him. To him BJJ is more than just fighting, it’s a part of his life and he helps everyone he teaches to be a better person.

  • Tony B.

    The students are very helpful and it feels like family. Professor Robby is very detailed in the way he teaches and really shows care of the development of the school as a whole.

  • Matt Cox

    I’ve trained at many schools in Las Vegas and other places for 16 years. I have never felt more at home than at RFT. Professor Rob Lagasca has a unbelievable way of teaching, and it shows that his heart is fully in this sport. Thanks for everything RFT!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

New students go through extensive training in fundamental Jiu Jitsu techniques and exercises to help them learn and develop. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

We have three black belt instructor on our staff and over 20 years teaching self defense and fitness 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

We offer excellent training at very reasonable prices which include family plans

How did you get started teaching?

Master Ricardo has been a lifelong martial artist.  As a member of the world famous Carlson Gracie Team he has had the opportunity to train with and learn from some of the legends of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He has been teaching Jiu Jitsu at all levels and has even trained UFC world champions as well as providing classes for kids starting at 3 yrs old. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

One of our kids told a story of how they were being bullied by a classmate at school. He said that although he knew he could've hurt the bully very easily, he remembered what he had learned in class about how to avoid physical confrontation without becoming a victim. He told us that the bully was most likely having a bad day or having some other problem so he chose to talk to him instead. Now they are best friends. We teach more than just physical Jiu Jitsu. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Find a school where you are comfortable. Find a school where don't feel like it is a chore to go and train. Where you feel like you want to train. 

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