Fernando "Cabeça" Sarmento Jr.
Fernando Cabeça Sarmento Jr. began his training in 1987 in Salvador BA. Brazil. In 1990, he moved to Rio where he trained in many Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Judo schools. In 1997, Fernando came to the United States and taught at the Machado academy under the tutelage of Rigan Machado. He was awarded his Brown Belt in 1998 from Nilton Ferreira and his Black Belt in November of 2001. Nilton Ferreira's Academy is located in Salvador, Brazil. Fernando is a 5th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Fernando is also a Brazilian State and National Champion. Fernando also won the 2005 NAGA Instructor of the Year award. Professor Sarmento Jr teaches at several academies throughout NJ & NY area